Ways to Give

Support Booth Western Art Museum and help us share America’s Story!

Annual Fund

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.

 

Virtual Field Trips

In response to the need and demand for virtual programming by school districts due to the pandemic and resulting state budget cuts, the Booth is now offering educational field trips as interactive virtual experiences. Booth Virtual Field Trips will ensure students and teachers from across Georgia have the opportunity to experience highly interactive, engaging curriculum that supports the Georgia Standards of Excellence through accessible, low-cost videoconferencing platforms. Your gift to the Virtual Field Trip Program is high-impact, making a meaningful difference to students and teachers across Georgia in a unique and memorable way.

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.

Legacy Gifts

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 dianeh@boothmuseum.org 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 lisaw@boothmuseum.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

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If you would like to make a donation by phone, please contact the Development Department at 770-387-1538.

Gifts may also be mailed to:
Booth Western Art Museum
Development Department
PO Box 3070
Cartersville, GA 30120

Booth Western Art Museum
501 Museum Drive
PO Box 3070
Cartersville, Georgia 30120

770-387-1300