Annual Summer Picnic

June 18, 2015

Time: 6.00pm to 9.00pm

$200 per person, sponsorship packages are available

The Everson Summer Picnic is the event of the summer, held under tents on the Everson Community Plaza, with views of the Everson's stunning I.M. Pei building. The evening is complete with festive fare and the wonderful outdoor atmosphere of cocktail hour by the fountains. The highlight of the event is the presentation of the Everson Medal and Volunteer Awards.

Celebrate Joanie Mahoney, Patricia Humpleby and Catherine Winger’s contributions across our community at the Everson Summer Picnic. Please call (315) 474 6064 or visit to make reservations.


The Everson Medal

The Everson Summer Picnic honors those who have been pillars of the community and have shaped Central New York through their gifts of leadership and strong conviction that art and creative expression enhance our quality of life.

County Executive Mahoney has placed a tremendous emphasis on literacy and education, and understands how the arts are an essential component of a vibrant Onondaga County. She champions organizations like the Everson Museum that make our community rich and dynamic.

“A strong, thriving arts community is important to the quality of life in Onondaga County and it’s something major employers say helps them recruit here in Central New York.  Thank you to the Everson and all of our arts organizations for making Central New York a great place to work and play.” – Joanie Mahoney, Onondaga County Executive


The Everson Lifetime Volunteer Service and Distinguished Volunteer Service Awards

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have served the Everson Museum in varied volunteer positions for more than three decades. Patricia Humpleby has served the Everson as a volunteer for 35 years. She has been instrumental to the development and execution of many Members’ Council projects including the Festival of Trees, Fine Arts and Flowers and 60/60. She served as Members’ Council President from 1985 to 1987 and again 2004 to 2005. From 1989 to 1995 Patricia Humpleby was a member of the Board of Trustees and served as Membership Chair and Assistant Secretary. 

The Distinguished Service Award recognizes a volunteer who has exemplified superb service to the Everson Museum. Catherine Winger has been a volunteer serving the Everson Museum for 10 years. She has been the Chair of the Everson Trip Committee for the past eight years in addition to serving as President of the Members Council Board of Directors, and as Vice President for two terms. Catherine Winger has chaired and co-chaired several Members Council fundraisers including the Everson Museum of Art Cookbook, Festival of Trees, and 60/60. Currently she is also a member of the Community Engagement Committee of the Board of Trustees.