Panel Report Museum Projects


TO: Florida Council on Arts and Culture
FROM: Sarah Stage, Panel Chair
DATE: October 8, 2015

Museum Projects Panel, Meeting Report and Recommendations

The Museum Projects grant panel meeting was held via teleconference on October 8, 2015. Two (2) eligible applications were reviewed and one (1) application was recommended for funding.

A complete list of all reviewed applications, with the request amounts and final scores, is provided in the following sections.

Panel comment was as follows:

There were no panel comments.

Public comment was as follows:

There were no public comments.

Panel Biographies

Bio not yet available.

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Heather Brown

Hillsborough County

  • Curator of Education, Henry B. Plant Museum, Tampa, Florida
  • Serves on the Hillsborough County Historic Preservation Challenge Grant Committee
  • B.A., History, College of Wooster, Ohio; M.A., Anthropology and Graduate Certificate, University of South Carolina

Pam Kancher

Orange County

  • Executive Director, Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida, Maitland
  • Previously served as Day Camp Director, Group Services Supervisor and Development Director at Jewish Community Center; Development Director for the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts Institute, and Executive Director of the Legacy Donor Foundation
  • B.A. from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri and M.S.W from Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana

Caroline Santiago

Miami-Dade County

  • Executive Director, Coral Gables Museum
  • Serves on the Board of Bike Walk Coral Gables and Dade Heritage Trust
  • B. A., Florida Atlantic University

Leslie Schroeder

Broward County

  • Executive Director, Old Davie School Historical Museum, Davie, Florida
  • Previously, owned and operated McCall Nursery & Landscape for 25 years and was a construction manager for Wilson Road Company.
  • Bachelors and Masters in Finance, Florida Atlantic University

Mindy Shrago

Broward County

  • Co-founder and Executive Director, Young at Art Museum, Davie, Florida
  • Serves on the Board of Directors of the Florida Association of Museums and is a member of Broward’s Community Cultural Plan 2020
  • Served as a professor at Miami-Dade Community College; taught ceramic workshops for the Ceramic Leagues of Broward and Palm Beach counties
  • Received the 2012 March of Dimes Women of Distinction Award and named one of the 2013 South Florida Business Journal Influential Business Women
  • B.F.A, University of South Florida; B.A., Art Education, Florida Atlantic University

Panel Recommendations

Date & Time October 8, 2015 2:00 AM - to conclusion
Application Types

SCP - Discipline-Based (Museum)

This list contains the panel recommendations to the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. This is not a final funding recommendation. Panel review is step 2 in a 4 step review process.

# App Num Applicant
Project Title
Application Type Request Recommendation Avg Score
1 Flamingo Gardens, Inc.
Wonders of the Everglades Presentations
Broward County
SCP: Discipline-Based
$25,000 $25,000 94.800
2 Theodore Roosevelt Gibson Memorial Fund, Inc.
Coconut Grove Historical Museum: Bahamian Influence In The Grove Exhibit
Miami-Dade County
SCP: Discipline-Based
$25,000 $0 79.800