Donations 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.


Make a general donation below or designate the funding for a specific project you would like to support. For more information about how your contribution helps or for other ways to give, please see the Annual Campaign, Membership, Planned Giving, Corporate Support, and Volunteer pages.

Special Projects

Become a Friend (donations $25-$99) or Sponsor ($100-$250) of the "101 Artists" Selections from the Fred Danziger Collection of Contemporary Art exhibition at SAMA Loretto from July 9, 2021 through October 9, 2021.

Donors names will be listed on the wall at the entrance of the exhibition, and they will receive a signed copy of the exhibition catalog. Donors at the sponsor level will also get to add to their own art collection by receiving an original art work, mailed to them directly from Fred Danziger.


**Donations will continue to be collected through the exhibition opening. See more details on the exhibition and Sponsor original art work gifts at

General Donations

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