Giving Opportunities

Your support is critical. 100% of our annual funding for special exhibitions, educational programs, special events, and publications is provided by individuals like you. No matter the size, your gift makes a difference!

During the renovation period, the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University is committed to raising funds that will further enhance our education program and create new positions within the museum to advance our goals of preservation, scholarship, and teaching. To learn more, download an overview our top fundraising priorities by clicking here.

We look forward to sharing this exciting adventure with you, and we hope we can continue to count on your support to make the museum a better institution, and a better resource for our university, our community, and the state of Indiana.

To view our Donor Honor Roll recognizing gifts to the museum in 2016, click here.  

  • IU Eskenazi Museum of Art Annual Fund

    Donations to the IU Eskenazi Museum of Art Annual Fund provide unrestricted support for general museum programming and operations. Annual donations are the lifeblood of the museum and may be used at the discretion of the museum's director.

    Donors who make an annual gift of any amount to the museum are recognized in our annual printed Honor Roll. Click here to view our Honor Roll recognizing donors to the museum in 2016

  • Director’s Circle

    Join the Director’s Circle and unite with an instrumental group of loyal museum patrons. Members of the Director’s Circle contribute a minimum of $1,000 annually to the museum, and receive the following benefits:

    • Additional recognition in our annual printed Honor Roll
    • Invitations to special lectures and other museum-related events
    • Invitations to exclusive behind-the-scenes Director's Circle events throughout the year
    • Unique educational opportunities with our curatorial staff
  • Honorary and Memorial Gifts

    You can commemorate the impact a special family member, friend, or colleague has had on your life with an honorary or memorial gift to the IU Eskenazi Museum of Art. The honored individual will be notified that you have made a gift to the museum, or, in the case of a memorial gift, the individual’s family will be notified (notification does not include gift amount).

  • Matching Gifts

    Many employers have programs that will match charitable contributions made by their employees, increasing the impact of your gift. Please check with your employer’s Human Resources department for more information.

    If your company is eligible, please request a matching gift form from your employer and send it completed and signed with your gift. Please keep in mind that some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. Learn more about matching gifts and search for your employer through the IU Foundation.

  • Corporate Support

    Businesses that support the IU Eskenazi Museum of Art show their commitment to enriching the local community and the state as a whole through art education and programming at one of the region’s most respected cultural institutions. To learn more about opportunities for corporate underwriting of the museum's popular annual events and widely distributed publications, contact Patrick Petro, Assistant Director of Development, at patpetro@indiana.edu or (812) 856-3112.

  • Estate and Planned Gifts

    You can help ensure the IU Eskenazi Museum of Art’s ability to fulfill its mission for future generations. When you include the museum as a beneficiary in your will or estate plan, you join a distinguished group of individuals who have created a living legacy that will ensure the museum's future. Like them, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you have enhanced the quality of life for future generations.

    There are many ways to structure a planned gift to the IU Eskenazi Museum of Art that meet your current and future financial and personal goals, offering support to both the museum and your family. We can assist you with a wide variety of gift vehicles, from outright bequests of cash, securities, or personal property, to life income plans such as charitable gift annuities. Any planned gifts to the museum qualify you for membership in the IU Foundation’s Arbutus Society. Learn more about gift planning through the IU Foundation.

  • Gifts of Art

    The IU Eskenazi Museum of Art is always eager to talk with private donors and collectors about the gifts of museum-quality paintings, works on paper, and objects. By giving a work of art, you ensure that it will be enjoyed by the public and receive the best care possible. Gifts of art are largely responsible for making the museum’s holdings among the finest university collections in the country.

For information on how you can support the museum with a gift today, please visit Ways to Give, or make a secure gift online:

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To learn more about giving to the IU Eskenazi Museum of Art, please contact Patrick Petro, Assistant Director of Development, at patpetro@indiana.edu or (812) 856-3112. 

The Indiana University Foundation solicits tax-deductible private contributions for the benefit of Indiana University and is registered to solicit charitable contributions in all states requiring registration. For our full disclosure statement, see http://go.iu.edu/89n