Individual Giving


Your gift:

  • Helps conservation of art and makes the Museum’s collection available and accessible for our future generations.
  • Provides school tour programs serving nearly 14,000 students from 19 counties, including providing tours to all Columbus City Schools fifth-grade students.
  • Brings popular and critically acclaimed exhibitions to Columbus.
  • Supports the endless possibilities that happen when creativity is championed, cultivated, and fostered.
  • If you’d like to make a tribute gift in honor of someone, please scroll down to the Make your Tribute button.
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Additional Individual Giving Opportunities

Annual Fund Tributes
Bring art into the lives of others by making a tax-deductible gift to CMA, and honor a special person in your life. Tributes and donations in the honor or memory of someone special can be made as a one-time or recurring gift. 

Make your Tribute

Have you made a recent tribute gift or received one in your honor? Check the recognition list here.

Please contact Abbey Diaz, Membership & Operations Coordinator, at or 614.629.0363 if you have questions about tribute gifts.

Art Matters: Columbus Museum of Art Endowment
We invite everyone – those who value great experiences with great art, those who embrace the Museum and its mission, those who seek to make a tangible impact in our community – to invest NOW in the Columbus Museum of Art.

Join us in declaring Art Matters by supporting the Museum’s endowment.

Give the Gift of Art
Gifts of art that have been approved by CMA curators and funds for the purchase of art greatly help CMA strengthen and broaden its collection. Making a gift can also further your current and future financial and personal goals.

  • Gifts provide a tax deduction to the extent permitted by law.
  • Bequests allow you to enjoy your art during your lifetime while ensuring its enjoyment in our community for generations to come.
  • Donors receive an invitation to the biennial Howald Society event.

Please contact Gabriel Mastin, Leadership Giving Officer at or 614.629.0307 for more information.

Deshler Legacy Society
Stand alongside others who understand the value of providing financial support for the Museum for generations to come. Naming the Museum in your will, establishing a charitable gift annuity, and designating CMA as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy are just a few ways to help secure the Museum’s financial future. To learn more about the Deshler Legacy Society, please contact Lucy Ackley, Executive Deputy Director of Advancement, at 614.629.0351. Donors receive an invitation to the biennial Deshler Legacy Society event.

Looking for more ways you can support CMA?
You can generate funding that goes directly to Columbus Museum of Art with a simple everyday activity you’re already doing: grocery shopping. Click on the link below to sign-up and participate. 

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