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Endowment Program

Endow the Future  

The Cleveland Museum of Art’s artistic legacy enhances the quality of life in Cleveland and brings international stature and prominence to the city. The museum has one of the largest endowments of any art museum in the country, an asset that has allowed the museum to achieve its esteemed position among the world’s best. Contributing to bolster and augment the endowment is critical to sustaining the museum’s standing and making the very finest art from around the globe available to all. Various opportunities exist to make endowed contributions, each creating a lasting impact in all of the museum’s work by securing future leadership and an institutional commitment to excellence. We invite you to engage in the art of giving in a way that honors individuals, families, and organizations and sustains the mission of the museum for generations to come.

How to Establish an Endowment Fund 

Named endowments may be established in a variety of ways: cash gifts and multi-year pledges; gifts of art; and gifts of stock or property given through retirement and estate planning.

Make a Gift to the General Endowment

Contributions of any size to the Cleveland Museum of Art Endowment Fund are instrumental in providing support to the areas of greatest need. Such donations provide necessary funding for projects essential to fulfilling the museum’s mission and institutional initiatives.

Contact Us

Contact our philanthropy office at 216-707-2401 to explore your vision for a legacy gift. You can schedule a consultation with museum development professionals to review strategies and determine the most appropriate avenue to customize your named endowment.

Creating your legacy ensures the Cleveland Museum of Art’s legacy.

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