Why We Give

Jackie Eckhous: Her Love for the Arts Lives On

Jackie Eckhous

Jackie Eckhous was a beloved friend and devoted volunteer and supporter of the DIA for over 49 years. She belonged to seven different museum auxiliaries, reflecting her wide-ranging interests in all types of art, from European, to modern and contemporary, to African, African American and American art. As a volunteer Jackie worked in the museum shop and served as a docent and at the gallery information desks. Read More

Margaret Herz Demant: Friend of the DIA Creates Lasting Legacy

Margaret Herz Demant

Margaret Herz Demant was an extraordinary woman. Having escaped Germany at the onset of World War II, she and her family arrived in Detroit in 1940. Together, Margaret and her husband, Henry, built her father’s firm, Walter Herz Interiors. Read More

Bonnie Larson: A Generosity That Knows No Bounds

Bonnie Larson

Bonnie Larson is one of the DIA's most exemplary supporters. The full extent of her generosity is too great to be recounted here; indeed, it is difficult to identify what Bonnie has not done for the DIA. Read More