Your gift to the annual giving fund touches every aspect of museum operations and allows SAMA to continue to showcase celebrated American art for the people of the southwestern area of central Pennsylvania.

This significant and impactful exchange of giving and receiving among passionate and caring people is more important now than ever. Thank you for your support!

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Support YOUR Museum

Your contribution to the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art is critical to our success. Thoughtful donations by members and patrons help us keep our five museums in Altoona, Bedford, Johnstown, Ligonier, and Loretto open to the public free of charge. Donations also help fund our world-class exhibitions and innovative Arts-in-Education programs.

Annual Giving Campaign

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art Annual Campaign ensures the support crucial to sustaining the organization. Serving the community through the many educational, cultural, and fulfilling opportunities requires assistance from a range of resources. To maintain free admission to our museums, we provide a diverse range of programming from tours of rotating exhibitions, to event fundraisers, traditional workshops and virtual art camps for attendants of all ages, and more. Explore the pages of this website for more information on these initiatives.

Thank You to Our Corporate Sponsors


Blue Knob Auto, Inc.


DeGol Organization

Grane Hospice Care, Inc.

L.S. Fiore Inc

Lawruk Machine & Tool Company

Young, Oakes, Brown and Company

Altoona Pipe & Steel Supply Company


Lee Industries

ORX Railway Corporation

Smith Transport

UPMC Altoona

Waves Hair Studio

Wessel & Company

Blair Companies

Kranich’s Jewelers

Sheetz, Inc.

Somerset Trust Company

Pigeon Hills Studio

Bedford Fine Art Gallery

Kooman & Associates, LLC

Benzel’s Bretzel Bakery

Warriors Mark Alpaca Farm

And All Our SAMAzing Supporters

Benzel's Bretzel Bakery, Inc.

Blue Spark Capital Advisors

Terry and Carnilla

Clifton and Nicole Clark

Coldwell Banker Town & Country Real Estate- Robert Pennington

Concurrent Technologies Corporation

Gary Costlow

Hon. Tim and Anne Creany

David and Cassandra Davies

Paul and Sandra Detwiler, III

Nancy Devorris

Thomas Dosh


Michael and Glenda Forosisky

Helen Gorsuch

Harold & Betty Cottle Family Foundation

Joan and Jerry Hawk

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

R. Lee and Jane Hite

Dede Kazmaier

Kooman & Associates, LLC

Kranich’s Jewelers

Dean and Paula Lemley

Mary Lessard

Dr. Scott and Diane Little

Dr. Owen K. and Marian Morgan

Barry Newborn

Ed and Barb O’Brien

Rocky and Robin Patel

Bonnie Resinski

Lloyd & Jacquie Roach

Larry & Barb Savino

Nancy R. Sheetz

Stephen and Nancy Sheetz

Sheetz Inc.

Dr. Margaret Smith

Michael and Margaret Strueber

Roberta Titelman

Tussey Landscaping, LLC

UPMC Altoona Foundation

Chantel Ventura

Warriors Mark Alpaca Farm

Mary Weidlein


Director’s Circle - $10,000+

Benefactor - $7,000 - $9,999

Connoisseur - $4,000 - $6,999

Enthusiast - $1,000 - $3,999

Sustainer - $500 - $999

Contributor - $200 - $499

Associate - $100 - $199

Friend - $50 - $99