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Planned gifts help ensure that SAMA will remain a vibrant source of inspiration for generations to come.

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Make SAMA part of your legacy

Passionate about supporting the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art? Want to ensure that we can continue our mission well into the future? Planned gifts help ensure that SAMA will remain a vibrant source of inspiration for generations to come. Your gift can support any aspect of the Museum – expansion and care of the collection, curatorial research and exhibition, statewide educational initiatives; capital improvements to the buildings and sustaining our operational funding that ensures our collection is protected, the lights are on and the doors are open. SAMA is committed to developing planned gifts that are meaningful to each donor and tailored to their financial and estate-planning goals.

The Museum strongly encourages you to consult with your financial advisor and/or legal counsel for more information to make a planned gift.

SAMA, like other museums, is always looking to expand its permanent collection. Occasionally, the Museum receives donations of art from friends and supporters. While not every work is accepted and/or accessioned into the Museum’s holdings, donations of artwork sometimes are accepted into the permanent collection or the education collection (works in the education collection are used by the Education Coordinator during in-school Arts-in-Education presentations).


Sometimes, works that are accepted but not formally accessioned into the permanent collection may be sold at SAMA fundraisers such as the Gala. Accepted donations are tax-deductible, whether they are accessioned into the collection or not. It is recommended that prospective donors have their work appraised before giving it to the Museum, for both insurance purposes and so that we can sign off on a tax-deductible value. If possible, donors of works that are being accessioned into the collection may want to consider a small donation to the Museum to cover conservation and framing costs. Old frames, especially for works on paper, are frequently in need of replacing due to the high acidity of old mats and mounting materials. Any assistance in funding the cost of such replacement will ensure that the donated work remains in good condition for as long as possible.


If you have a work you are considering donating to SAMA, please contact your local SAMA.

Other forms of giving

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