Mexican Museum Announces New Investment Advisory Committee

The Mexican Museum, the premier West Coast museum of Mexican, Mexican-American, Chicano, Latin American, and Latino art, culture and heritage, announces its new Investment Advisory Committee. The new Committee, which will be chaired by Museum Board Member, Luis Ortiz Hidalgo, a prominent Mexico City attorney, will provide guidance and recommendations for The Mexican Museum's endowment fund as plans proceed for the construction of the museum's new home at 706 Mission Street in San Francisco's Yerba Buena Gardens Arts District.

"The formation of the Advisory Investment Committee is the next milestone in the ongoing development of the new museum facility," said Luis Ortiz, Committee Chair. "I am so pleased to announce that the initial membership comprises a very distinguished group of individuals. Together, we will establish guidelines and recommend fund investments to the Museum Board."

The new Investment Advisory Committee for The Mexican Museum includes:

  • Rebecca Cruz, Director of Business Development, Wall Street Project Rainbow PUSH, New York, NY
  • Eve E. Ellis, Investment and Philanthropic Financial Advisor, The Matterhorn Group at Morgan Stanley, New York, NY
  • Noelle-Claire LeCann, Founder and Principal, AlphaSource Advisors LLC and AlphaSource Capital Securities LLC, New York, NY
  • Benny Lorenzo, Managing Director, Bradley Woods & Co. Ltd., New York, NY
  • Linda Rojas-Noonan, Attorney at Law, The Federal Reserve Bank, Chicago, IL

"Following the successful establishment of The Mexican Museum's Arts & Letters Council and International Advisory Council, we are very pleased to have such prominent business and finance leaders joining us in our fundraising efforts and guiding us to reach our financial goals," said Andy Kluger, chairman of The Mexican Museum Board of Trustees.

The Mexican Museum, which is the only San Francisco museum to be named an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, continues to receive strong public support through its ¡Adelante! fundraising program. People are encouraged to support The Mexican Museum by becoming members or by upgrading their current membership levels to the new Builder's Society level, which enables individuals, businesses and organizations to support the museum for $1 a day.

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