Become a Member

Join today and experience art, education, and new ways to make connections in your community. 


Engage with SAMA in an intimate and exclusive way in which only members can experience. Be the first to know about new events and exhibitions, and enjoy discounted rates on programs such as opening receptions and workshops.

Make a Donation

Your gift to the annual giving fund touches every aspect of museum operations.


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 need your support!

SAMA on Social Media

People have raised $6 billion USD on Facebook and Instagram for causes they care about.

For your birthday or anniversary this year, ask for donations to Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art. If our mission means a lot to you, ask your friends and family to consider contributing as a way to celebrate with and for you. Every little bit helps. Facebook takes care of the donation processing with no fees.

Search for and select the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art from the list of nonprofits and get started collecting for SAMA. Thank you for your support!

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SAMA is raffling off Sheetz gift cards to raise funds for the 2023 Year of Service in celebration of SAMA’s 47th Anniversary. Prizes will be a $300 Sheetz gift card for the grand prize and a $100 Sheetz gift cards for second and third prizes. Tickets will be sold starting November 1, 2022 and run through January 31, 2023 and can be found at any open SAMA site or from our dedicated staff and Board members.


Winners will be selected using the Pennsylvania Lottery PICK3 numbers drawn in the evening nightly drawing at 6:59 p.m. The winner of the $300 grand prize will be drawn on February 1st, the $100 second prize on February 2nd, and the $100 third prize on February 3rd. Winners will also be formerly announced and identified by SAMA on the Altoona Meta page posted by noon the following day. Prizes will need to be picked up by the winners at SAMA Altoona located downtown at 1210 11th Avenue, Altoona, PA 16601.

Amazon Smile

Now you can donate to SAMA while shopping online using AmazonSmile!

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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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Explore the many ways you can provide support to the SAMA in your community.