Support

Support the UI Stanley Museum of Art

Private philanthropy is critical to the UI Stanley Museum of Art. Your annual support allows us to offer world-class exhibitions and programs. We appreciate gifts of all sizes, and donations of $500 or more to the Friends of the Museum of Art Fund receive special museum recognition. 

Friends of the UI Stanley Museum of Art

Friends of the UI Stanley Museum of Art are supporters who make annual gifts of $250 or more. Each fall, we will offer a Friends Fall Preview Week. This weeklong event will offer Friends of the UI Stanley Museum of Art who make gifts in the previous giving year (July-June) the opportunity to learn about the exhibitions and programs we will offer to the public—and give them an inside look at the innovative education programs we offer K-12 and UI students. 

Recognition Opportunities

We give special recognition to Friends of the UI Stanley Museum of Art who direct their support of $500 or more to the Friends of the Museum of Art Fund. Recognition opportunities are announced in the spring and go into effect in the next giving year.

We can recognize your gift in a variety of ways! We will work with you to ensure that this recognition is meaningful to you, and we’ll offer a variety of recognition opportunities—including on exhibitions, events, K-12 programs, and student success initiatives—at each giving level. Additional details about recognition opportunities will be available in early 2022.

$10,000+         Wilke Society

$5,000+           Patron

$2,500+           Advocate

$1,200+           Directors Circle

$500+              Artist Circle 

Planning your Friends Support

Consider making a multiyear pledge to the UI Stanley Museum of Art. Friends who commit to supporting our museum for three to five years help us plan for the future. If you make a multiyear commitment, you will receive the first look at annual recognition opportunities and will be invited to an annual reception for Friends of the UI Stanley Museum of Art who make multiyear commitments. Your annual recognition level will be based on the contributions you make each giving year.

Directors Circle Reception

Friends of the UI Stanley Museum of Art who made gifts of $1,200 or more in the previous giving year will be invited to our annual fall reception. 

Recurring Giving

Consider setting up a monthly gift to the UI Stanley Museum of Art and make a difference all year long! Your recurring gift will offer us a steady source of funding throughout the year. When you fill out the giving form, indicate the amount you want to donate each month and select “recurring.” 

Endowment Gifts

You can support the UI Stanley Museum of Art by making an endowed gift. An endowment is a self-sustaining fund that is invested in perpetuity, and the earnings are used to support museum activities. Friends of the UI Stanley Museum of Art who direct their support to endowed funds will receive recognition through the initiatives those funds support. Annual supporters of endowed funds who make a gift of $250 or more will be invited to the annual Friends of the Stanley event, and supporters of endowed funds who make a gift of $1,200 or more will be invited to the Directors Circle Reception. 

If you would like to make your annual gifts to an existing endowed fund, or if you would like to establish an endowed fund to support an initiative meaningful to you, please contact Susan Horan at 319-467-3407 or susan.horan@foriowa.org.

Planned Gifts

Planned giving can maximize your support for the UI Stanley Museum of Art while helping you meet your philanthropic and financial goals. If you would like to extend your museum support to make a lasting impact, there are several gift arrangements from which to choose. Whether you would like to put your donation to work today or benefit us after your lifetime, you can find a charitable plan that lets you provide for your family and support the UI Stanley Museum of Art. To learn more, contact Susan Hagan at 319-467-3696 or susan.hagan@foriowa.org.

Have you already included the UI Stanley Museum of Art in your estate plans? Tell us about it.

Supporters who include us in their estate plans will be invited to an annual museum reception.