Members of the Bonifas board reflected on the past year and tried out the new fundraising theme, "We are the Bonifas!" at the art center's Annual Meeting Friday.
Executive and Gallery Director Pasqua Warstler said 2015 was a time of outreach and growth.
"Last year at this point, we were under the watchful eye of our business manager, Melissa Ekberg, and this is a note of appreciation for her work in organizing our accounting systems and establishing an improved tracking and reporting systems. These improvements put us in good stead as we move forward with action plans growing the membership and sponsorship," she said.
"As we move forward to fiscal year 2015-16, it is a time of welcome to Sue Roll, who is taking up the charge as business director and Brook McGinnis, events coordinator. We welcome Craig Woerpel as the creative energy behind our website reconstruction and the guru of the ever-growing Facebook feature."
Warstler said the art center is eagerly looking forward to a robust year of continued community collaborations.
The Bonifas continues to work on facility improvements.
An effort is being made to growing the financials at the Bonifas.
Warstler also said the Bonifas is working on arts advocacy by building and strengthening alliances throughout the state and refreshing dialogue downstate with Lansing regarding shared interests and building the visibility of the culture of the Upper Peninsula.
Retiring board members Pat Rudden and Al Strom were recognized for their service to the Bonifas. Newly elected board members were Tom England, Jason Davidson, Tom Knoll and Marnie Anderson.