change the world? YES!

In practical terms, your 100% tax deductible donation can bring world-class exhibitions to our community, conserve important works of art, and support engaging education programs. But your gift does much more.


Your generosity ensures that children and adults from all walks of life have the opportunity to engage one-on-one with art that tells stories, challenges thoughts, and launches new ways of thinking. Your gift can spark creativity and build future artists. Your gift can help open eyes, hearts, and minds.


While your gift ensures a bright, purposeful future for the Museum, it also provides benefits well beyond the gallery walls. We hope you’ll consider making a gift today. We have no doubt it will change the world.


Taubman Museum of Art
Office of Development
110 Salem Avenue SE
Roanoke, VA 24011


By becoming a Monthly Sustainer, you’ll ensure a bright future for the Taubman Museum and our community. Participation in the Monthly Sustainer program allows the Museum to lower administration costs, project predictable monthly income, and expand exhibitions and educational opportunities for the future.

How it works: It’s simple!

Click the Donate Now button, select the amount that you wish to give to the Museum on a recurring monthly basis, and click the “monthly” button in the frequency section.

Don’t worry — if your circumstances change, you can opt out of the Monthly Sustainer program at any time. Your contributions are 100% deductible under IRS regulations. You’ll receive a confirmation email once each gift is processed as well as an annual statement of your contributions each year for tax filing purposes.

Securities such as stocks and bonds can be used to make charitable gifts to the Taubman Museum of Art. You are entitled to a charitable deduction (both income tax and estate or gift tax) equal to the mean trading value of the securities on the date of the gift. One of the principal benefits of a gift of securities is any appreciation is exempt from capital gains taxes.

For more information, please contact our Development Department at or (540) 204-2142.

Read instructions for stock share donations.

Contribute to the Taubman Museum of Art’s future by planning for a special kind of gift. Although cash contributions are always appreciated, there are other creative and flexible options that can benefit you and the Museum.

Some planned gifts that you may want to consider include:

  • A bequest in your will or revocable living trust
  • A beneficiary designation of your IRA, TIAA-CREF account or other retirement plan
  • An owner and/or beneficiary designation of a life insurance policy
  • A remainder interest of a charitable remainder trust or charitable gift annuity that will pay you or loved ones named by you an income prior to death
  • A remainder interest in a personal residence or farm, allowing you to live in the home or use the farm for your lifetime
  • An income from a charitable lead trust that can add to an endowment while you are alive

For more information, please contact our Development Department at or (540) 204-2142.


If you’re interested in gifting art, please contact our registrar for careful consideration with our Art Gift Review Committee. Please note the Gift Review Committee meets one time per year, generally in November. Upon receipt of your proposal, the curatorial staff will acknowledge when the Museum is in receipt of your gift proposal.

All proposed gifts of art must be recommended by the curatorial staff and approved by the executive director and the Board of Trustees in accordance with the provisions of, and procedures set forth in, the Museum’s Collections Management Policy and By-Laws. The executive director is authorized to confirm to donors the Board of Trustees’ acceptance of gifts or bequests of art following the vote of the Board of Trustees.

Materials should be submitted to:

Mary LaGue, Registrar
110 Salem Avenue SE
Roanoke, VA 24011

There are many ways you can support the Taubman Museum of Art, including in-kind donations.

By contributing tangible personal property other than art and/or services the Museum is directly seeking, the dollars saved from your in-kind contribution will be applied directly to programs and exhibitions. Please contact our Development Department at or (540) 204-2142 to discuss your desire to make an in-kind donation.

Please be advised that as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Museum is prohibited from establishing monetary gift values. Donors must determine the value of in-kind gifts. Donations are tax-deductible within IRS regulations.

Businesses and organizations show their support for Virginia’s Blue Ridge community-at-large by investing in the Taubman Museum of Art. Learn more about corporate sponsorship and meet those who support our Museum.

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Engagement reached an all-time high at 85,000 people impacted due to gallery visits, tours, lectures, community events, classes, and outreach in area schools.

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The Taubman saw visitors from every U.S. state as well as from 20 countries around the world.

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Nationally, only 1 out of 3 museums offer free general admission. Your museum is the only museum in Southwest Virginia to do so!

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17 exhibitions served as a springboard for collaboration with more than 50 regional nonprofits.

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More than 200 regional teachers visited the Museum with their students or brought the Museum into their lesson plans.

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Children aged pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade made up a sizable portion of our visitors!

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Through our institutional university membership program, 54,000 new students, faculty, and staff enjoy full Museum membership benefits.

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