An NSU Art Museum membership is an inspiring way to show your support and share your love of the arts with others.
Make a Donation
Donations of all levels help the Museum fulfill its mission of providing exceptional exhibitions and programs for all to enjoy. We thank you for your support.
Please note that your contribution may be tax deductible within legal limits.
Contact the Development Department
We are deeply grateful for your support and generosity. Please reach out to us with any questions or concerns anytime, we are always happy to assist you: 954-262-0221 or [email protected]
Our Museum’s Family Members provide essential funding for NSU Art Museum and its missions. In appreciation for their generous and essential support, our members receive exclusive benefits and opportunities to live the best art experiences, finest exhibitions, and engaging events.
The Annual Fund
The Annual Fund provides essential support for the Museum’s day-to-day operations. Thanks to your support, NSU Art Museum can present world-class interdisciplinary and innovative exhibitions, develop educational programs and resources, ensure its permanent collection accessibility, and artist support. Your Annual Fund gift provides financial stability and continuity that allows the Museum to fulfill its missions, especially serving our Community and underserved members providing free admissions. (Gifts to the Annual Fund are 100% tax-deductible).
2022 Annual Campaign Museum for All
Keeping the Museum an affordable and accessible resource for individuals and families is our priority. NSU Art Museum breaks down boundaries in making art accessible to all, and this is only possible thanks to your patronage and constant support. Click HERE for more information.
Support a Program or Exhibition
The Museum’s international exhibition program, which aims to challenge viewers’ perceptions of the world around them, is overseen by its visionary Director and Chief Curator Bonnie Clearwater, who joined the Museum in 2013. NSU Art Museum’s celebrated permanent collection contains more than 7,500 works and is known for its significant collection of Latin American, contemporary art with an emphasis on women, Black and Latinx artists, and African art that spans the 19th to the 21st-century. Among its highlights is the country’s largest collection of 19th and early 20th century paintings and drawings by the American realist William Glackens, the most extensive holding in the U.S. of works by post-World War II, avant-garde CoBrA artists (acronym for Copenhagen, Brussels and Amsterdam) who resisted German occupation during World War II and emerged in the war’s wake. The Museum draws from its collection for exhibitions exploring issues that resonate with the South Florida community and contribute to productive discussions that address identity, inequalities, and injustices, encourage empathy and compassion, and inspire wonder. Two scholarly research centers complement the collections: The Dr. Stanley and Pearl Goodman Latin American Art Study Center and the William J. Glackens Study Center. The steadfast support of our generous donors allows NSU Art Museum to continue to create innovative and diverse exhibitions, as well as related educational programs.
Corporate Matching Gift Program
Corporate matching gifts are a type of philanthropy in which companies financially match donations that their employees make to nonprofit organizations, like ours. When an employee makes a donation, they’ll request the matching gift from their employer, who then makes their own donation.
If your company has a matching gift program, your donation or membership can go even further to support the Museum’s mission. Gifts from retirees and spouses of employees also may qualify for matching.
Contact the Department of Development for Leadership & Legacy Gifts
We look forward to hearing from you and assisting you with your long-terms plans of supporting the Art Museum. Perhaps you have already included the Art Museum in your estate or financial plan – please let us know so we can celebrate your generosity. Our legacy giving specialist, Shari Meehan, can be reached at [email protected] or 954-262-1510.
Legacy Giving at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
Make a Big Impact with a Future Gift
Think about the impact that the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale (“Art Museum”) has had on your life and the community. Would you like to help ensure that the Art Museum can continue to make a positive impact for many years to come?
With a legacy gift, you can do just that. Your long-term support allows the Art Museum to continue to engage the community through education, programming, exhibitions, and operations far into the future.
The 1964 Society
NSU’s 1964 Society honors alumni, friends, faculty, and staff members who support Nova Southeastern University/Art Museum through a legacy gift. In gratitude for such generosity, the university spotlights the philanthropic leadership of 1964 Society members in publications. Our members are also recognized at specific events and receive invitations to special university and art museum events.
Types of Legacy Gifts
There are many different types of legacy gifts that can be created to benefit you, your philanthropic intentions, and the art museum. Examples include:
- Bequest in a will or trust
- Beneficiary Designations through life insurance or retirement plan assets
- Charitable Gift Annuities (CGAs)
- Charitable Trusts
- Donor Advised Funds
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