Ways to Give
Support Booth Western Art Museum and help us share America’s Story!
Make an immediate impact with your gift today to the Booth Museum. Your support makes it possible for the Booth to offer world-class and engaging temporary exhibitions, customized learning experiences for more than 20,000 students each year, and unique learning opportunities for art enthusiasts of all ages.
HAAS Educational Access Fund
Your gift to the HAAS Educational Access Fund provides critical funding for public school groups in Georgia to experience a highly interactive, engaging educational field trip that supports the Georgia Standards of Excellence. Classrooms requesting in-person field trips receive funding for transportation, a significant barrier for many. The HAAS Educational Access Fund also supports virtual programming and resources including virtual field trips, online resource guides, virtual professional development for teachers and virtual art lessons. Your support will make a meaningful difference to students, teachers and families.
Gifts of Stock
A gift of appreciated securities – stocks, bonds or mutual funds – can provide significant tax benefits that reduce the net cost of your gift when compared with an equal gift of cash. Opportunities for sponsorships of Museum spaces, events or exhibits are available.
Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD)
If you are 70 ½ or older, a QCD may be the best way to make a big impact. QCD is a direct transfer of funds from your IRA to a qualified charity. QCDs can be counted toward satisfying your required minimum distributions (RMDs) for the year, as long as certain rules are met. In addition to the benefits of giving to charity, a QCD excludes the amount donated up to $100,000 from taxable income, which is unlike regular withdrawals from an IRA.
For many of us, there is a compelling need to make a difference – to leave a lasting impact on the people and organizations that mean the most to us. A bequest is the simplest way to make a difference for your charity and lessen the burden of taxes on your family and estate.
A bequest may be made in several ways:
- Gift a percentage of your estate or remainder after family or other heirs have been provided for
- Retirement assets, such as an IRA
- Gift of specific assets such as artwork or other personal property
- Charitable trust or charitable annuity
For more information on gifts of stock, charitable IRA rollovers or legacy gifts, please contact the Development Office at email@example.com or 770-387-1538.
Donating to the Collection
The Booth Museum welcomes gifts of artwork that are deemed to be significant additions to the collection and will advance the Museum’s mission. The Collections Committee evaluates all potential acquisitions, and decides whether to accept offered items. If you would like information about making a donation to the Museum, please contact Lisa Wheeler, Director of Curatorial Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Staff members of the Museum may examine art and artifacts brought to the Museum by the public. Staff members may not authenticate, appraise or otherwise evaluate any object for insurance, commercial, or other purposes. Information on appraisals can be obtained from the following associations:
Appraisers Association of America (AAA) 212-889-5404 www.appraisersassoc.org
American Society of Appraisers (ASA) 800-272-8258 www.appraisers.org
International Society of Appraisers (ISA) 206-241-0359 www.isa-appraisers.org
Gifts may also be mailed to: Booth Western Art Museum, Development Department, PO Box 3070, Cartersville, GA 30120
If you would like to make a donation by phone, please contact the Development Department at 770-387-1538.