Ways to Give

Monetary Gifts and Donations

VMFA Annual Fund

Your gift to the Annual Fund ensures that VMFA remains free and open 365 days a year. Beyond keeping our doors open, the Annual Fund supports every aspect of the museum’s mission to preserve, collect and share the magnificent works of art under our care.

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Planned Giving

A planned gift will help ensure that VMFA remains a vibrant source of inspiration for future generations. Legacy gifts may also provide a life income stream for you and tax benefits for your heirs.

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Tribute Gifts

Gifts of all kinds may be made in honor of a family member or loved one. We welcome the opportunity to create a tribute that reflects the honoree's passion for VMFA.

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Gifts of Stock

Gifts of appreciated securities enable you to make a significant contribution to VMFA while avoiding capital gains taxes on the donated shares.

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Gifts of Art

Since the museum's founding, VMFA's collection has been enriched by gifts of art and acquisition funds from generous patrons. Its continued growth depends solely on private support.

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Gifts of Your Time + Talents

Community Volunteer Program

Becoming a museum volunteer is great way to help VMFA and meet others who share your passion. From greeting visitors and assisting children in the Arts Education Center to dusting artwork, there’s something to fit your interests and schedule.

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VMFA Tour Guides

A Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Tour Guide is a specially trained adult volunteer who facilitates learning in the galleries. Tour guides, formerly knowns as docents, give interactive tours to the public, school children, college and adult groups throughout the year.

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