The Transformational Gift Of Art - Scott Livengood

The Transformational Gift Of Art

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Nearly 40 years ago, Sheldon ’63 ’66 (D.D.S.) and Leena Peck marveled at the drawings of 16th- and 17th-century Dutch artists. They loved the spontaneity of the sketches. To them, these works, which depict everyday life and nature, are of an artistic golden age and represent the best of civilization. They became hooked on collecting these drawings. At times, they fought ferociously at auction to win them.

Now, the Pecks’ 134 perfectly preserved European master drawings—treasures remarkably preserved for nearly 400 years that include seven by Rembrandt and valued at $17 million—will reside at the Ackland Art Museum.

Their gifted drawings—the museum’s largest gift ever—make the Ackland a mecca for this kind of work. And if that wasn’t enough, an additional $8 million endowment will create a new curator position, provide funding for future acquisitions and ensure that Ackland visitors will enjoy the highest quality visual art for future generations.

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About Scott Livengood

Scott Livengood is the owner and CEO of Dewey’s Bakery, Inc., a commercial wholesale bakery with a respected national brand of ultra premium cookies and crackers.

Previously, Scott worked at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts for 27 years, starting as a trainee in 1977. He was appointed President of the company in 1992, then CEO and Chairman of the Board.

Scott has served on numerous boards including the Carter Center, the Calloway School of Business and the Babcock School of Management, Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County, and the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce.

He started a new business, StoryWork International, in 2016 with Richard Stone. The signature achievement to date is LivingStories, a story-based program for improved patient experiences and outcomes in partnership with Novant Health.