The LaNelle Geddes Matching Campaign

The Art Museum has a unique opportunity to increase your gift to the Art Museum Foundation's endowment by 50%.  Thanks to the Community Foundation, every $2 of your gift will receive a $1 match. The growth of our endowments is essential to sustaining a new arts complex for the community. We hope you will want to join us, but we ask that you do it before between November 28, and February 28.

While the match is available until August, we anticipate the $500,000 matching fund will be depleted within a few months. Our $100,000 goal is ambitious, but with your generous gift we believe we can meet it. The match is made by the Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette and provided by the estate of LaNelle Geddes, the former head of nursing at Purdue University. Gifts of cash or securities up to $50,000 per household or business are eligible for the match.

enter "art museum" in the "endowment fund" space before making your gift

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You can help the art museum by making a one time donation

For more than 100 years, the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette has partnered with the community to celebrate the power of art to inspire, challenge, and instruct our community through collections, exhibitions, and programs. Our museum has grown and flourished because of the generous support of citizens like you. The Art Museum is a private, non-profit organization that receives no ongoing federal, state or government funding. We depend on membership, corporate sponsorships and private underwriting to - continue our programming, - be open to the public free of charge 7 days a week - provide first rate exhibitions in 5 galleries, which change frequently throughout the year and - provide art educational programs and studio arts classes to the community.

Information about the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette Foundation, Inc. follows the donation form.

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Art Museum of Greater Lafayette Foundation, inc.

The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette Foundation, Inc. exists solely to provide financial support and assistance to the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette.  To that end, the Foundation will receive and acquire assets for the benefit of the Art Museum and will manage and invest the same for preservation, growth and income production.  It is the goal of the Foundation to maximize the short-term financial support of the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette.

Types of Gifts

  • Bequests - A provision in your estate plans
  • Honorarium or Memorial Gifts
  • Outright Gifts - Gifts of cash, securities, real estate and art work may be contributed to the Art Association Foundation

By supporting the Foundation, you will be providing needed funds to ensure the continued services and excellence of the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette.

Benefits to Donors

  • A gift to the Foundation permeates the Museum for future generations
  • Gifts are tax deductible
  • Gifts to the Foundation may result in matching gifts by business or industry. 

for more information about planned giving contact Kendall Smith   kendall@artlafayette.org