Your gift to the Art Museum Annual Fund has direct impact each day!

We hope that you have been inspired and that your life has been enriched by the exhibitions and programs offered by the Grand Rapids Art Museum this year. Grand Rapids enjoys vibrant city life and the Art Museum is an integral part of what makes our community an attractive place to live, work, and visit. Your continued loyalty and financial contributions invest in every facet of our operations and help expand our impact in the community. Thank you!

Your Gift of $250 enables a group of schoolchildren to experience Language Artists: Creature Connections. The tour fosters interdisciplinary art-centered learning to enhance the Museum and classroom experiences of over 4,400 area students. Developing creative minds is vital to ensuring a rich quality of life.

A gift of $500 helps preserve and exhibit the art collection. This year, a newly restored John Henry sculpture was installed in the sculpture courtyard. The sculpture, Untitled, 1973, with its bold splash of yellow, serves as a vibrant and memorable introduction for Museum guests upon arrival.

GRAM serves as a welcoming and inclusive cultural resource to be shared with the entire community.

Festival of the Arts is one example of an event where admission fees are waived, so that public access to the arts can be expanded. Your contribution of $1,000 helps support this mission.

A special donation of $2,500 can make a difference in the professional life of a young adult. Paid internships provide valuable work experience and are a strategy to encourage talented students to remain in Michigan, contributing to its vitality.

Your gift of any amount is always appreciated and carefully dedicated to enhance the community experience by exhibiting outstanding art and creating programs that make a difference in people’s lives.


Gala 2014

GRAM will host its annual benefit gala on May 3, 2014. Proceeds support the Museum’s artistic and educational programming. Gala 2014 Website

Grand Rapids Art Museum Foundation
Contributions to the Art Museum may be made to the Grand Rapids Art Museum Foundation. The principal of these gifts is saved and invested forever!

Since its inception in 1998 the Art Museum foundation has grown from $2 million to over $15 million. Endowment resources provide long-term stability needed to collect, conserve, educate and interpret authentic works of art.

Donations are gratefully accepted at any level. Each contribution, from a modest single gift to a more significant estate gift is important and helps to further the mission of the Art Museum.

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Donor Newsletter
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2011 Contributors
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Gifts of Appreciated Securities
Contributions to the Art Museum can include gifts of stocks or bonds. Gifts of appreciated securities that have been held for more than one year, provide the donor with an additional benefit – a charitable deduction for the full fair market value and no capital gains tax on the appreciated value.

In order to transfer appreciated securities to the Art Museum, please contact the Development Department at (616) 831-2906. Transfers to GRAM are facilitated by Merrill Lynch.

The donor will provide the name of:

  • Remitting Brokerage House
  • Name(s) of Securities
  • Number of Shares

The Art Museum receiving contact information is:

Merrill Lynch
Jennifer Brandt
250 Monroe NW, Suite 600
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Business Telephone: 616.774.4271
Business Fax: 616.774.4217

Account name: Grand Rapids Art Museum
Account number: 67604E62
DTC number: 5198
Tax ID: 38-1387136

The Art Museum encourages donors to seek professional advice from their trusted accountant or tax preparer prior to making gifts of appreciated securities.

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