James and Marilyn Truesdell have been active members of the Flint Institute of Arts for forty years. "We were anxious to become involved and support the cultural institutions in Flint," said Marilyn. Her commit-ment to the FIA has included serving two terms on the Board of Trustees, and as a Founders Society member and docent.
Jim and Marilyn are also founding members of the Rubens Society and were early supporters of the Capitol Campaign completed in 2006 for the redesign and additions to the FIA.
"Our journey at the FIA has been a wonderful, diverse learning and social experience that has been beyond our expectations. We have seen the FIA expand and grow to become one of the best facilities in Michigan if not the country. The staff and leadership of the FIA along with the strong support from the community have built a great asset with an interesting future. We must continue to support and grow the programs and attract many people yet to enjoy art and what it has to offer," said Jim.