Noyes Foundation Donates Remaining Assets to Stockton Foundation

Galloway, NJ _  The Mr. and Mrs. Fred Winslow Noyes Foundation has donated its remaining assets to the Stockton University Foundation to support the ongoing work of The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton University.

The Stockton Foundation will establish and administer a new Noyes Foundation Fund, to include transferred assets of approximately $2.2 million in cash, securities and property, including the former museum building on Lily Lake Road, which is for sale.  Proceeds of the property’s sale will become part of the Noyes Fund.

“The sole purpose of this fund is to support the ongoing work of the Noyes Museum,” said Philip Ellmore, Chief Development Officer and Executive Director of the Stockton Foundation. “On behalf of the Stockton Foundation Board of Directors I am pleased to receive this generous gift.”

The Noyes established the Foundation in 1973 to “provide for the preservation of the historical, cultural, social and economic life of Southern New Jersey, including, but not limited to, the establishment of a museum.”

The Noyes Museum opened in 1983 and featured artwork collected by Fred and Ethel Noyes. Fred Noyes was also a trained artist, and his collection of vintage bird decoys are part of the museum’s collection of 19th- to 21st-century fine and folk art.

The building in Galloway Township closed in January 2016, and the Board of the Noyes Museum transferred ownership of the museum and artwork to Stockton in August 2016.

“I’d like to thank all who participated in making the transition to Stockton possible, including Michael Cagno, executive director, and his staff, the Trustees of the Noyes Foundation, the Trustees of the former Noyes Museum and the members of the current Advisory Committee,” said Michael Hyett, chair of the Noyes Foundation Board. “I remain committed to helping the Museum advance to the next level, finding a new home, and becoming the exceptional institution envisioned by its Founders, Fred and Ethel Noyes.”

Stockton President Harvey Kesselman thanked the Noyes Foundation members for their confidence in allowing Stockton to continue the Noyes legacy.

“We look forward to continuing and expanding the work of the Noyes family, the Noyes Foundation and the Noyes Museum, which has been an arts and culture icon in South Jersey for so long,” Kesselman said.

Noyes Museum Executive Director Michael Cagno said the agreement will further enable the museum to continue with its mission in providing an environment that makes arts accessible to all. The Noyes Museum currently exhibits works from local, regional and national artists in multiple locations, including the Stockton main campus, Noyes Arts Garage in Atlantic City, the Noyes Gallery at Kramer Hall in Hammonton, the Noyes Gallery at Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club, Stockton at Manahawkin, the Claridge, AtlantiCare in Atlantic City, and Shore Medical Center in Somers Point. 

Diane D’Amico
Director of News and Media Relations
Galloway, N.J. 08205