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YOUR GIFT, IN ANY AMOUNT, MAKES A MEASURABLE DIFFERENCE.

BY MAIL

Make your check payable to the Denver Art Museum and mail to:

Denver Art Museum
Development Department
100 W. 14th Avenue Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204

BY PHONE

Please contact us with any questions about making a gift, including gifts of stock.
720-913-0031

Thank you for supporting the Denver Art Museum. Your gift will help bring extraordinary art experiences to the community. All donations to the Denver Art Museum are 100% tax deductible.

We couldn’t do it without you!

Your tax-deductible gift to the DAM Good Friends Annual Fund helps us to:

Preserve & Present

Preserve & Present

Properly care for and present our collection.

Plan and develop an exciting schedule of temporary exhibitions.

Educate & Engage

Educate & Engage

Introduce the joys of making and appreciating art to thousands of children through our family and kids programs.

Provide more than one hundred educational offerings for adults every year, including classes, lectures, and symposia.

Connect & Inspire

Connect & Inspire

Provide free admission to low-income, underserved members of the community that might not otherwise be able to visit the museum.

Enrich, enlighten, and inspire our community in many other ways.

DAM Good Friends Annual Fund

A gift to the DAM Good Friends Annual Fund, supports the extraordinary exhibitions and programs at the Denver Art Museum which connect and inspire our community. Your 100% tax-deductible contribution helps the museum preserve and present our collection, educate and engage visitors of all ages. We couldn’t do it without DAM Good Friends like you!

Learn More About DAM Good Friends

Contact Arpie Chucovich, chief development officer.

Phone: 720-913-0036

Email: achucovich@denverartmuseum.org

Annual Fund Leadership Campaign

Annual Fund Leadership Campaign (AFLC) supporters make multi-year commitments of $10,000 and above annually to support world-class exhibitions and engaging programs at the DAM. In recognition of this important support, AFLC patrons enjoy VIP receptions and intimate dinners each year with artists and museum luminaries, and are listed on donor walls and in the museum’s annual report.

Please talk to us about increasing your support and impact. The diverse array of exhibitions, programs, and events that the DAM offers every day would not be possible without the steadfast support that comes from this generous group of patrons.

Learn More About AFLC

Contact Arpie Chucovich, chief development officer.

Phone: 720-913-0036

Email: achucovich@denverartmuseum.org

Tax Deductibility

All donations to the DAM Good Friends Annual Fund and AFLC are 100% tax deductible. Your donation does not constitute the purchase or renewal of a museum membership. You will not receive any goods or services in exchange for your gift. All donations are nonrefundable.

Acknowledgment of Your Gift

Online gifts will be confirmed electronically within 24 hours. All gifts will be acknowledged within two weeks via postal mail.

Privacy Statement

Your financial information and email address are completely confidential and will not be shared with any third party.

You are invited to join this dynamic group that supports the Denver Art Museum’s mission to enrich our cultural community through programs and exhibitions, many of national and international import and rarity.

Receive invitations to exclusive events including exhibition openings, the museum’s annual gala, and visits to private collections. Membership in The Museum Associates also includes unlimited free admission for four, reciprocal privileges to national museums, and travel opportunities.

Plus, the majority of your membership dues are tax deductible.

Learn More About The Museum Associates

Contact Mary Beth Polce, manager of The Museum Associates membership program.

Phone: 720-913-0035

Email: mbpolce@denverartmuseum.org

Membership in The Museum Associates

This membership is the highest level of The Museum Associates. You’ll enjoy:

  • The opportunity to designate half of your gift ($2,500) to the general operating fund or any program or department of your choice
  • Additional invitations to selective donor events

Plus, the privileges of The Museum Associate membership:

  • Invitations for two to exhibition preview parties, private collection tours, lectures with art luminaries, and art-related travel opportunities
  • Two free admissions for every ticketed exhibition
  • Reciprocal membership privileges at select major museums across the country
  • Complimentary museum catalog of your choice at the Shop
  • 10% discount at the Shop
  • Subscription to On & Off the Wall, our bimonthly members magazine
  • Discounted rates and priority registration for programs and kids' classes
  • Listing in our annual report

At this level, you receive exclusive benefits and unique access at the DAM while supporting your Denver Art Museum:

  • Invitations for two to exhibition preview parties, private collection tours, lectures with art luminaries, and art-related travel opportunities
  • Two free admissions for every ticketed exhibition
  • Reciprocal membership privileges at select major museums across the country
  • Complimentary museum catalog of your choice at the Shop
  • 10% discount at the Shop
  • Subscription to On & Off the Wall, our bimonthly members magazine
  • Discounted rates and priority registration for programs and kids' classes
  • Listing in our annual report

Senior members are invited to enjoy this membership level, which has the same benefits as The Museum Associates.

Young members are invited to enjoy this membership level, which has the same benefits as The Museum Associates.

Create a Legacy at the Denver Art Museum With Your Estate Plans

Passionate about supporting the Denver Art Museum’s mission even after your lifetime? It's not only possible, it's easy to do with a planned gift. Creating a bequest, charitable gift annuity or giving appreciated stock may offer better tax savings for you than an outright gift of cash. In addition, some planned gifts can give you guaranteed income for life.

With a planned gift you can:

  • Increase your fixed income
  • Supplement your retirement
  • Enhance your net estate
  • Create a personal legacy
  • Receive tax deductions
  • Avoid capital gains taxes
  • Provide income to your family
  • Give at the lowest possible cost

Learn More About Planned Giving

Contact Arpie Chucovich, chief development officer.

Phone: 720-913-0036

Email: achucovich@denverartmuseum.org

Planned Giving

Become a Member of the Helen Dill Society

In 1932, the bequest of a schoolteacher named Helen Dill enabled the museum to establish a fund for the acquisition of art. The Helen Dill Society honors those who continue her commitment with a bequest or other estate plan arrangement benefiting the Denver Art Museum. Members enjoy an annual recognition event, private exhibition tours, free estate planning workshops, and recognition in our annual report. Become a member of the Helen Dill Society by supporting the museum in your estate plans.

Bequests

The simplest way to make a planned gift is through a bequest in your will. You may direct a bequest to support a specific acquisition fund or to endow a specific program or art collection. Undesignated bequests allow the museum to use the funds where they are most needed.

Charitable Gift Annuities

Charitable gift annuities provide beneficiaries with a fixed income for life in exchange for a gift of cash or marketable securities to the museum. The rates of return are generally higher than those from savings or money market accounts, and you can choose whether to receive income immediately or wait until retirement.

Retirement Plan Assets and IRAs

Bequeathing retirement assets to the museum allows you to fulfill your charitable objectives while preserving more of your estate's value for family members. Designating the museum as the beneficiary of your retirement account or IRA may help your estate bypass multi-tier tax exposures, preserve the value of your estate, and protect your heirs from potential tax burdens.

Life Insurance

Giving a life insurance policy is a great way to transform a modest gift into a dramatic one. You can transfer ownership of a fully paid policy to the museum, reassign ownership and beneficiary status for a policy on which premiums are still being paid, or establish a new policy and designate the museum as applicant, owner, and beneficiary.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

Contribute to the future of the museum, secure lifetime annual payments for yourself and/or other beneficiaries, and generate substantial tax benefits with a charitable remainder trust. A trust of this kind provides beneficiaries with income for life or a specified length of time and then distributes the remaining assets to the museum. An income tax deduction is available immediately.

Charitable Lead Trusts

With a charitable lead trust, you make a significant multiyear gift to the museum and maximize the value of assets for your heirs. This type of trust pays an annual amount to the museum, with the assets ultimately passing on to another beneficiary. You can decide whether to receive an income tax deduction or pass savings on to your estate.

The Denver Art Museum has an excellent program for acquiring works of art to enhance its collections. Because gifts of art require careful preparation, please contact us at 720-913-0037 to ensure that the museum can accept your gift. We will guide you through the process and provide answers to your appraisal and tax questions.