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Laird Norton Wealth Management, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art Plan to Curate Enhanced Community Engagement

SEATTLE – May 22, 2017 – Laird Norton Wealth Management and Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) are planning to elevate their existing partnership with new programs that will enhance BIMA’s growing reputation as a premiere venue for arts, events and experiences.

“In the short time since it opened, BIMA has established itself as a true convener of cultural engagement and conversations,” said Erin Moyer, Managing Director of Marketing and Communications at Laird Norton Wealth Management. “Our two organizations have a longstanding relationship, and we’re excited to continue supporting the arts on Bainbridge Island and exploring new programs that we can create together.”

Support from Laird Norton Wealth Management will continue to aid BIMA’s art and event programming. In addition, the two organizations are planning a series of forums, to be held at BIMA’s Buxton Auditorium, they hope will enhance BIMA’s cultural contributions to the Bainbridge Island community. Preliminary ideas include discussions on nurturing your passions and artistic spirit, an art and antiques road show coupled with discussions on art appraising and collecting, and guiding philanthropic decisions.

“At BIMA, we’re committed to creating a community rich with experiences and a wealth of opportunities to explore art and life at every level,” said Sheila Hughes, BIMA Executive Director. “Laird Norton Wealth Management stands out in the Puget Sound region as a financial planning firm that understands wealth is more than money, and that’s the type of organization we’re proud to have as a partner.”

Laird Norton Wealth Management is one of the Puget Sound region’s leading corporate philanthropists, with financial support going to organizations committed to strengthening the area’s cultural, environmental and educational fabric. The enhanced partnership with BIMA comes as Laird Norton Wealth Management celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2017 with increased attention on collaborations that create stronger communities and finding more ways to help the people of the Pacific Northwest thrive.

“At Laird Norton Wealth Management, we support organizations that take the extra step to create community, because we’ve always believed that people prosper when communities prosper,” continued Moyer. “Our partnership with BIMA fits our vision, and we’re committed to making it as powerful and impactful as it can be.”

About Laird Norton Wealth Management

With close to $5 billion in assets under advisement, Laird Norton Wealth Management (LNWM) is the Northwest’s premier wealth management company. Originally founded to serve the financial management needs of the Laird and Norton families, the firm now provides personalized wealth management solutions for more than 600 individuals, families, private foundations and nonprofit organizations. For 50 years, Laird Norton Wealth Management has been devoted to helping its clients and their families achieve security, find happiness and thrive in every aspect of their lives. LNWM is relentless in the pursuit of client satisfaction and is committed to never fail at making each client’s best interest its number one priority.

About the Bainbridge Museum of Art

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art is an educational institution whose mission is to engage a diverse population with the art and craft of our region and our time. The art museum exhibits, interprets, preserves, collects, and promotes works of proven cultural value as well as new works by emerging artists and craftspeople. The art museum is open daily 10am-6pm. Free admission. BIMA is located in beautiful downtown Bainbridge Island, at the corner of Hwy 305 and Winslow Way—just steps away from the Bainbridge Island ferry terminal, with easy access via public transportation or by car from the Kitsap Peninsula. Designed by architect Matthew Coates, Principal of Coates Design Architects, the 20,000-square foot art museum is one of six U.S. museums to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold status.

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