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Eckerles make multi-million dollar gift to Cincinnati museums

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 5, 2023 MEDIA CONTACTS: Cincinnati Museum Center | Cody Hefner,, (513) 608-5777 Cincinnati Art Museum Center |, (513) 639-2954 Taft Museum of Art |, (513) 684-4526

Carol and Bill Eckerle make multi-million dollar legacy gift to Cincinnati museums

CINCINNATI – In a generous demonstration of their belief in access to culture and education for every member of our community, Carol and William “Bill” Eckerle have left an $18 million gift to three leading Cincinnati institutions. Bequests of roughly $6 million each will support the endowments of the Cincinnati Art MuseumCincinnati Museum Center and the Taft Museum of Art.

Shortly after her arrival at the Taft Museum of Art in the fall of 2022, Rebekah Beaulieu, PhD, Louise Taft Semple President & CEO, met Mr. Eckerle and discussed the institution’s incredible potential for its future endeavors.

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