The Cleveland Museum reveals one of its largest donors:
Scott Mueller, CEO of Dealer Tire, considers himself a reticent person who rarely discusses the success of his company, which he calls the second largest distributor of tires on the U.S. Yet Mueller, 51, came out of anonymity Wednesday as one of the most generous individual donors to the Cleveland Museum of Art in the institution’s 99-year history.
Over lunch at the museum’s Provenance Restaurant with Director William Griswold, Mueller described $23.3 million in gifts to the museum since 2009, including a $19 million, one-to-one matching challenge made in two chunks over the past year. He said those donations are aimed at completing the $320 million capital campaign for the institution’s recently completed expansion and renovation.