Allan Newell of Hammond was one of the original members of the Board of Directors of TAUNY, having now served continuously for 30 years. A staunch supporter of many different organizations and causes in the North Country, his generous philanthropy has helped start or sustain numerous invaluable projects that might not have happened otherwise.  Beside his financial support to TAUNY, he has always shared his knowledge and wisdom, regularly attended all kinds of planned activities in support of artists, and thrived on getting his hands dirty helping get work done. With a personal interest in many aspects of North Country history and folk culture, his collection of regional art and folk art in particular is unmatched.