Please join us for our Annual Members Meeting on June 20th, 6pm, via Zoom. We will be presenting a brief overview of our last year, and announcing the voting results for our renewing board members. Click here for the Zoom link.
The Bylaws of the Arts Council of Princeton require us to have at least 15 voting Trustees. Currently, we have 18. Trustees are able to serve two consecutive three-year terms. Accordingly, we have three incumbent Trustees who are volunteering to return for a second term of service. In the voting process below, you are being asked to learn more about the three returning Trustees by reading their bios, below. Each of these nominees has agreed to serve if elected.
Incumbent Nominees Standing for Reelection
Patrick de Maynadier
Patrick has been Church & Dwight Co., Inc’s Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since December 2011. His executive experiences include leading global Legal, Human Resources, Quality and Regulatory, Environmental Health and Safety, Investor Relations, and Corporate Social Responsibility functions in various companies to achieve high levels of operational and strategic integration and alignment with client businesses. Patrick has represented numerous private and public company boards and their committees (including independent and special committees) as law firm partner, general counsel, board secretary and special counsel. He supported Hillenbrand Industries’ Board composition and governance practices transformation from “top five worst boards” status to top quartile rankings by proxy advisory firms and withstanding intensive scrutiny from activist shareholders.Charitable Affiliations, in addition to being Chair of the ACP’s Nominating & Governance Committee: Chairman of the Board of Central New Jersey Regional Chapter of the American Red Cross and former Chair of its Board Development (a/k/a Nominating) Committee; founded and led Hill-Rom’s Hospital Beds for Humanity™ Program, refurbishing used hospital beds by employee volunteers in plants in Indiana, France and Australia for donations to developing country hospitals in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia; and provided volunteer support of medical equipment and supplies donations through Project C.U.R.E. and Village Life.
Marguerite “Mimi” Mount
Lydia Pfeiffer has applied her creative vision benefitting communities and the nonprofit sector for over 25 years. Lydia and her family have moved over seven times to locations that include Venezuela, Norway, and Texas. Within each new community Lydia has actively volunteered and served on several nonprofit boards. As a person passionate about making and creating, Lydia has organized and chaired fundraisers for nonprofit organizations, local communities and her children’s schools. Lydia has a strong ability to apply innovative and creative thinking yet at the same time using practical and cost-effective applications. Lydia started in the nonprofit sector shortly after graduating from Penn State University when she joined AmeriCorps/VISTA and worked as a fundraiser for a transitional housing organization in Alexandria, Virginia. For the next four years, her career would continue in fundraising and development, specifically at two arts organizations the Philadelphia Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) and the Contemporary Art Museum of Houston (CAM). At both organizations Lydia was able to combine her love for the arts with her enthusiasm for fundraising and event planning. Finally in 2015 Lydia and her family moved to Princeton where she served as a board member for Housing Initiatives of Princeton (HIP). She used her experience in special events to successfully organize 4 major fundraisers for HIP, which resulted in a dramatic increase in attendance and dollars raised for the organization. Lydia was honored to join the Art’s Council of Princeton’s Board in 2020 as chair of the fund development committee. In 2021, she chaired and hosted the ACP’s first event after the COVID lockdown was lifted, acted as chair of the décor committee for the 2022 Art People Party (APP) and organized the 2023 APP, grossing nearly $300,000 over the 3 years. She remains passionate about civic engagement and giving back to her community through volunteering and is looking forward to continue to contribute to the organization and the Arts Council’s Board.