DAM Good Friends Annual Fund
Each year, the Denver Art Museum relies on the contributions of friends like you to help us fulfill our mission as the leading arts institution in the region. Your tax deductible gift to the DAM Good Friends Annual Fund helps us to:
- Properly care for and present our collection
- Plan and develop an exciting schedule of temporary exhibitions
- Introduce the joys of making and appreciating art to thousands of children through our family and kids programs
- Provide more than one hundred educational offerings for adults every year, including classes, lectures, and symposia
- Provide free admission to low-income, underserved members of the community that might not otherwise be able to visit the museum
- Enrich, enlighten, and inspire our community in many other ways
Support the Annual Fund
Your gift, in any amount, makes a measurable difference.
Make your check payable to the Denver Art Museum and mail to:
Denver Art Museum
Development Department –DAM Good Friends
P.O. Box 17765 Denver, CO 80217-9858
Call (720) 913-0031 to make a credit card gift by phone.
What Your Gift Means For You
- Give $100 or more and receive an invitation to our annual DAM Good Friends appreciation event, where you can meet our staff and see how your gifts were put to use.
- Give $250 or more and receive recognition in the museum’s Annual Report.
- Give $1,000 or more and become a Patron of DAM Good Friends! You will receive public recognition in the lobby and invitations to participate in unique insider art events leading up to the signature exhibition of the year. Patrons of DAM Good Friends will receive two tickets to the invitation-only gala opening party for Becoming Van Gogh in October 2012.
Thank you for supporting the Denver Art Museum. Your gift will help bring extraordinary art experiences to the community.
All donations to the DAM Good Friends Annual Fund are 100% tax deductible. We couldn’t do it without DAM Good Friends like you!
Online gifts will be confirmed electronically within 24 hours. All gifts will be acknowledged within two weeks via USPS.
You will not receive any goods or services in exchange for your gift, which is fully tax deductible. Your donation does not constitute the purchase or renewal of a museum membership. For more information, call 720-913-0031.
Cancellation Policy: All donations are nonrefundable.
Privacy Statement: Your financial information and e-mail address are completely confidential and will not be shared with any third party.
The mission of the Denver Art Museum is to enrich the lives of present and future generations through acquisition, presentation, and preservation of works of art. Supporting us in that endeavor is a group of incredibly dedicated friends and patrons. For more information about the planned giving options listed below, contact the development office at 720-913-0037.
The Helen Dill Society
In 1928, the bequest of a schoolteacher named Helen Dill enabled the museum to establish a fund for the acquisition of art. The Helen Dill Society honors those who continue her commitment with a bequest or other estate plan arrangement. Members enjoy an annual recognition event, private exhibition tours, free estate planning workshops, and recognition in our annual report.
The simplest way to make a planned gift is through a bequest in your will. You may direct a bequest to support a specific acquisition fund for art or to endow a specific program or collection. Undesignated bequests allow the museum to use the funds where they are most needed.
Charitable Remainder Trusts
Contribute to the future of the museum, secure lifetime annual payments for yourself and/or other beneficiaries, and generate substantial tax benefits with a charitable remainder trust. A trust of this kind provides beneficiaries with income for life or a specified length of time and then distributes the remaining assets to the museum. An income tax deduction is available immediately.
Charitable Gift Annuities
Charitable gift annuities provide beneficiaries with a fixed income for life in exchange for a gift of cash or marketable securities to the museum. The rates of return are generally higher than those from savings or money market accounts, and you can choose whether to receive income immediately or wait until retirement.
Charitable Lead Trusts
With a charitable lead trust, you make a significant multiyear gift to the museum and maximize the value of assets for your heirs. This type of trust pays an annual amount to the museum, with the assets ultimately passing on to another beneficiary. You can decide whether to receive an income tax deduction or pass savings on to your estate.
Retirement Plan Assets
Bequeathing retirement assets to the museum allows you to fulfill your charitable objectives while preserving more of your estate's value for family members. Designating the museum as the beneficiary of your retirement account may help your estate bypass multi-tier tax exposures, preserve the value of your estate, and protect your heirs from potential tax burdens.
Giving a life insurance policy is a great way to transform a modest gift into a dramatic one. You can transfer ownership of a fully paid policy to the museum, reassign ownership and beneficiary status for a policy on which premiums are still being paid, or establish a new policy and designate the museum as applicant, owner, and beneficiary.
Gifts of Art
The Denver Art Museum has an excellent program for acquiring works of art to enhance its collections. Because gifts of art require careful preparation, please contact us at 720-913-0037 to ensure that the museum can accept your gift. We will guide you through the process and provide answers to your appraisal and tax questions.