1994 – Ms. Phillips and her brother Allen Phillips authorized the Louise Hauss Miller Foundation to grant Auburn an additional $1 million to create an endowment for the care of the Audubon collection. In addition, the construction of galleries dedicated to the continuous exhibition of selections from The Louise Hauss and David Brent Miller Audubon Collection was endowed.

The Phillips’ gifts were vitally important to the growth of the museum project. The university now possessed not only two distinctive art collections of unquestionable quality but had funding specifically earmarked for the construction of gallery space.

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