Remembering Joseph Orgill III

Joe Orgill has meant a great deal to the Dixon. He has led us in every way possible, from chairing the Board of Trustees and the Hugo Dixon Foundation, to guiding the Visual Arts Committee and most recently, the Gardens Committee.

Joe’s leadership of the Dixon goes well beyond chairing meetings. He advised us generously and wisely about programming, fundraising, membership, governance, and a dozen other things as well. We have a larger audience, membership, and donor base because we listened to Joe, and put a little ‘theater’ into everything we do. I once had the temerity to praise Joe for one of his good ideas. He replied, you have to be resourceful when you sell hammers for a living. I don’t know about that, but he was plenty resourceful alright.

We have lost a great friend, a brilliant adviser, a generous leader, and a kind benefactor in Joe Orgill. Our deepest condolences go to his wife Irene and their daughters Adele, Irene, Anne, and Kate, and their families. I also share my regrets with all of you. We have lost a tremendous friend.

Director Kevin Sharp

Linda W. and S. Herbert Rhea Director

Dixon Gallery and Gardens

Posted by Chantal Drake at 10:27 AM
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