The Dwelle-McBryde Society

The Dwelle-McBryde Society is The Mint Museum’s planned giving program named in honor of the contributions of Mary Myers Dwelle and Neill McBryde.

In 1933, Mary Myers Dwelle began to raise funds to relocate the Charlotte Mint building to house the first art museum in the state of North Carolina. In 1996, her pioneering efforts inspired the establishment of the Dwelle Society, with the goal of recognizing loyal donors who commit to leave the Mint in their estate plans, and to assist the museum in building long-term capacity.

In 2021, the Dwelle Society was renamed the Dwelle-McBryde Society to recognize the steadfast support of Neill McBryde, a longtime leader Charlotte’s Moore & Van Allen law firm and a champion of legacy giving. He was a driving force behind the establishment of the Mint’s Dwelle Society in 1996. In 2010, he was a founding member of the Mint’s Crown Society, an annual giving circle comprised of museum patrons contributing $1,200 or more to The Mint Museum’s Annual Fund. He also served on the Mint’s board of trustees for multiple terms, once as board chair, as well as on numerous committees, and is now a member of The Mint Museum’s advisory board. His wife Peggy McBryde served as the publicity committee chair for the 1997 Antiques Show and co-chaired the Antiques Show committee in 1998, and has held multiple committee leadership roles with the Mint Museum Auxiliary.

How to give

Planned gifts are an effective, thoughtful way to support the museum while also ensuring its bright future. Planned gifts include bequests, charitable trusts (remainder and lead), gifts of retirement plan assets, gifts of art. All individuals who document a planned gift will be welcomed members of the Dwelle-McBryde Society.

Assure your legacy, or the legacy of your family. For more on planned gifts, please contact Kitty Hall, leadership giving manager, by email or at 704.337.2034 or download The Dwelle-McBryde Society planned giving form.

Members of The Dwelle-McBryde Society

**Dr. Claude Adams
John S. Arrowood
Mary Lou Babb
Mr. and Mrs. William M. Barnhardt
John M. Barry
**Mrs. Ann E. Belk
Katherine M. Belk
Michael and Elizabeth Blair
Gwen Harrington Bland
**Mr. James G. Cochran
Arthur Jay Everette and Christopher Brian Speas
Sandy and George Fisher
**Sally Ann Hall
Claudia Heath
**Lucille F. and Edwin L. Jones
Mr. Andrew S. King
Mr. Kelly S. King
Mr. and Mrs. Neill G. McBryde
Joseph M. McCall
Cheryl A. Palmer and Frank Tucker
Jo Ann Peer
Albert A. Rogat
Mattye and Marc Silverman
Emily and Zach Smith
Carol J. Smith
Harold E. Smyre
Mrs. Dorothea F. West
Bill and Pat Williamson
Verna and Frank Witt

**Emeritus member