Board member since 1981; chair 1992–98
A dedicated CCA alumna (BFA 1974 and MAED 1978), Tecoah Bruce has magnanimously donated both time and resources to the college for nearly thirty years. Her contributions have helped to propel CCA into a new era. Under her leadership as chair in the 1990s, the college launched an ambitious comprehensive campaign, which included the purchase and construction of the San Francisco campus; developed a five-year strategic plan addressing such key issues as growth, technological resources, curriculum, facilities, and development; and greatly increased its public visibility.
Her generosity has made possible the Tecoah and Thomas Bruce Galleries on the San Francisco campus and the Tecoah Bruce Gallery in the Oliver Art Center in Oakland. Her persuasive powers have brought new friends and donors to the college, as well as significant works into the college’s collection by distinguished alumni and faculty such as Robert Arneson, Nathan Oliveira, Squeak Carnwath, and Peter Voulkos.
An active leader in the arts community, Tecoah Bruce is the founder of her own art advising company, T. Bruce and Associates, Inc., where she now serves as art advisor, and a member of the board of trustees of the UC Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive. She is also a member of the following organizations: Leadership America, Washington, DC; Contemporary Collectors' Circle, Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Center for the Visual Arts, Stanford University Museum; Friends of New Art, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; and ArtTable, Inc.