Make A Gift

UMMA provides an essential service to the University of Michigan and the southeast Michigan region by encouraging audiences of all ages to look closely, think creatively, and explore the art of our world in meaningful ways.

If you would like to make a year-end gift to UMMA by check, it must be postmarked by Sunday, December 31 and mailed to:

525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354

If you wish to make a gift by credit card over the phone, please call the Gift Administration Office toll free at 888.518.7888 before 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Friday, December 29. If you are interested in making a gift of art, please contact our Deputy Director for Development, Carrie Throm, at 734.763.6467.  

Thank you, and Happy Holidays!

Contributions to the UMMA Enrichment Fund provide ongoing support for the Museum, helping us to serve more than 200,000 visitors each year. You can direct your gift to a specific area—including special exhibitions or educational programs—or allow UMMA to allocate your gift to where it is needed most.  Your support makes it possible for UMMA to continue to offer free admission and more than 700 educational and public programs each year.

Make your online gift now.

To donate by mail, please make your check payable to the University of Michigan Museum of Art and mail to:
UMMA Enrichment Fund
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354

For more information about the UMMA Enrichment Fund, please contact:

Justin Reash

Assistant Director of Development, Annual Giving and Events

UMMA strives to be the cultural heart of the University of Michigan. Whether you visit for quiet contemplation over your lunch break or use the Museum’s collections to enhance your coursework—UMMA is a key part of campus life.

Giving to UMMA comes with great perks. University of Michigan faculty and staff who make an annual gift of $75 or more will receive free reciprocal admission to more than 750 museums nationwide through the North American Reciprocal Membership and Michigan Reciprocal Museum programs.

Payroll deduction is a convenient and easy way to support the Museum and its programs. Learn more at the Leaders & Best site, or email

To donate by mail, please make your check payable to the University of Michigan Museum of Art and mail to:

UMMA Enrichment Fund
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354

For more information, please contact:

Justin Reash
Assistant Director of Development, Annual Giving and Events

Thank you for considering UMMA for your gift of art.  

Gifts of Art are of great benefit to the Museum and are largely responsible for making UMMA’s collection one of the finest university collections in the country. If you are contemplating a gift of art, please complete this form.

UMMA is accredited by the American Association of Museums and therefor follows a strict policy about accessioning art into the collections. We consider each potential gift of artwork carefully to ensure that it fits with our mission and collecting strategies. Our curators and Museum Director review the gift offers and then make a collective decision. If some/all of the works are approved for accessioning, we will return to the donor to inform them of the decision and work together to transfer works to UMMA.

It is the responsibility of the donor to get the work(s) to the museum, at his/her expense. If the work is valued over $5,000, then a professional appraisal is required by the museum (We cannot provide this service, since it is considered a conflict of interest).

Please complete the Gift of Art submission form.

Estate and planned gifts may offer numerous financial advantages while enhancing your capacity to make an exceptional gift to UMMA. You can both further secure the Museum's future and leave a lasting legacy. More information about can be found on the University of Michigan Planned Giving website.

Learn more about donors who have used estate and planned giving to support the Museum. 

For more information about planned giving, please contact:

Carrie Throm

Deputy Director, Development and External Relations

Foundation and government grants provide essential support for UMMA’s exhibitions, educational and community programs, and academic collaborations. Grants are made for general operating support, or directed to support a particular program or project including, but not limited to:

  • Special exhibitions 
  • Educational and community programs
  • Research, documentation, and conservation of works in the permanent collections
  • Endowed support of leadership positions

Recent foundation and government funders include:

  • E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation
  • Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
  • Institute for Museum and Library Services
  • Japan Foundation
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  • Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs
  • National Endowment for the Arts 
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • SAHA Association
  • Warhol Foundation

For more information about foundation and government giving, please contact:

Anna Sampson
Senior Associate Director of Development, Foundation and Government Relations

The University of Michigan Museum of Art offers a variety of opportunities for corporations to connect with the Museum’s more than 200,000 annual visitors from southeast Michigan and beyond.

Corporate sponsorship opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Special exhibitions
  • Educational and community programs
  • Special events, including events for University of Michigan students
  • Endowed support of leadership positions and UMMA programs
  • Naming opportunities, including galleries, building spaces, and programs

Recognition and benefits will vary according to level of support, and packages can be tailored to suit specific sponsor needs. 

Recent corporate funders include:

  • Bank of America and Merrill Lynch
  • Comerica Bank
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Retirement Income Solutions 
  • State Street District
  • Toyota 
  • University of Michigan Credit Union
  • University of Michigan Health System

For more information about corporate giving, please contact:

Astrid Giese
Associate Director of Development, Individual and Corporate Giving

Giving Blueday 2017

The University of Michigan held its fourth annual Giving Blueday, a 24-hour campaign to raise support for the University’s priorities, on Tuesday, Nov. 28.

Thanks to all those that gave during Giving Blueday! 

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