Ways of Giving 

Every contribution makes a difference.

We are deeply grateful for the trust donors show in MOWA through their giving. If you are interested in making a lasting impact on Wisconsin art, education, and the cultural life of the state, following are ways of giving that support MOWA’s ongoing endeavors.

To learn more about the benefits and impact of giving, contact 262.247.2262 or hwirth@wisconsinart.org

MOWA is the sum of its members. The equation is that simple. The Friends of Wisconsin Art is a special membership group that offers opportunities to get to know the art, artists, and communities that make Wisconsin great. 

While members are the engine that fuels the museum, membership is just one source of support, and we depend on the generosity of gifts through these additional channels:

Annual Fund
The Annual Fund is the primary funding source to maintain the daily operations of the museum. The support we receive from patrons and members through the Annual Fund makes it possible to offer high quality exhibitions, education studios, outreach programs, and excellent care of MOWA’s unique collections. 

Tribute or Memorial Gifts
Tribute or memorial gifts can be made for any reason. Recognize friends and family on special occasions through a tribute gift or remember someone special through a memorial gift. The recipient or recipient’s family will receive a card from MOWA and you will receive a receipt for your tax-deductible contribution. 

Matching Gifts
If your company has a matching gifts program, you may submit the matching form to increase the impact of your donation. Check with your company’s human resources office for eligibility. 

Business Partners and Sponsors
MOWA partners with businesses on projects that serve the museum’s mission and uniquely match a business’s philanthropic, marketing, branding, and community engagement goals. From program, event, and exhibition sponsorship to special days of celebration, the collaboration between businesses and MOWA yields exciting results. Learn more about the Business Partner Program

Planned Giving

Perhaps the most lasting contribution anyone can make to the vitality and sustainability of MOWA is a legacy gift. Legacy gifts can be made in many forms. MOWA staff is happy to speak with you about how your needs and philanthropic intentions can best be met. 

Gifts of Art 
Housing over 4,000 works of art by more than 350 artists, MOWA is unequalled in its dedication to the visual artists in the state and always focused on growing its collection. We invite you to be in touch if you are interested in donating a work of art to MOWA or making a donation for a designated purchase. Contact Executive Director Laurie Winters at 262.247.2261 or lwinters@wisconsinart.org.
Amazon Smile

Did you know that when you shop at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation donates .5% of the purchase price to the charity that you designate? AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that allows you to enjoy the same selection of products, prices, and shopping features as on Amazon.com. Sign in here to support the Museum of Wisconsin Art when you shop. Your support in this way gives a new meaning to the art of shopping!