The Harn Museum of Art enjoys the support of the University of Florida for its
excellent facilities and professional staff. The museum relies on individuals, foundations and corporate entities to support exhibitions, programs and other initiatives. Learn how you can support the Art Museum of the Gator Nation and become a Harn partner. Click
here to learn how to become a member!
Private and corporate gifts
are necessary to support exhibitions, programs, acquisitions, research,
travel, art conservation and enhancement of the museum’s general operations.
Please contact the development office to discuss your gifting options. Consult your financial advisors to determine
the best vehicle for your investment in the museum.
Cash and Securities Derive financial benefits through tax deductible gifts to the Harn. Outright
gifts of cash can be directed for immediate benefit to the museum’s
greatest needs. Securities, likewise, hold possible tax deductions. Wire
transfers are made to the University of Florida Foundation and negotiated
at the time of receipt. Proceeds are then deposited to one of the appropriate
funds established for the Harn Museum of Art to fulfill the donor’s
intent for museum support.
and Program Sponsorship
Invest in the Harn Museum of Art’s essential programs. Funding of
this nature, directed to specific exhibitions and programs by individuals,
corporations and private foundations, contributes to the fulfillment of
the museum’s mission to educate people and enrich their lives. Appropriate
sponsor recognition is planned for maximum benefit. Contact the development
office to learn about upcoming programs for your consideration.
Create an enduring legacy. Endowment funds provide a perpetual stream
of income to support the museum’s priorities and serve to help fulfill
the museum’s ongoing strength. Donors may name a space in the museum,
establish named curatorial positions, lectureships, exhibitions or internships,
or support acquisitions, research, travel, artwork conservation or general
operations. A minimum gift of $30,000 can establish an endowed fund.
Determine your potential benefits through the creation of a charitable
remainder trust or a charitable gift annuity. Life income plans allow
you to make a substantial gift to the museum and at the same time retain
a benefit from the assets you give. Furthermore, tax benefits, increased
gifting potential and stream of income during your lifetime are features
of these gifting opportunities. Charitable lead trusts and donor advised
funds are also potentially beneficial ways to create income for the Harn
and preserve assets for you and your heirs. Your financial advisor will
know which of these vehicles may be appropriate for you.
Discuss the potential for gifting personal property with the development
office and the real estate department of the University of Florida Foundation.
Because such property will be sold to benefit the museum, procedures for
accepting such gifts require evaluation by the University of Florida Foundation
Real Estate Department.
Communicate your interest in donating artwork to the curatorial
department of the Harn Museum of Art, or contact the development
office for assistance. A work of art may be artistically significant
but it may not be appropriate for the Museum’s collections.
The museum collects in the areas of African art, Asian art, modern
art of the Americas, international contemporary art and photography.
Outright gifts and fractional interest gifts of works of art hold
potential tax benefits now or for your estate, while contributing
to the growth of the Harn’s exemplary collections.
Document your gift intentions to the Harn Museum of Art in your
will through your estate planning professionals. Your bequest expresses
your lasting commitment to the museum and contributes to growth
and ongoing success of the institution. A bequest can have potential
benefits to meet your estate-planning goals. The development office
would be pleased to discuss your interests. Documenting your bequest
intent with the University of Florida Foundation to benefit the
Harn Museum of Art can qualify you for the University’s and
the Harn’s Bequest Society with related benefits during your
Make the Harn Museum of Art a beneficiary of an insurance policy.
If there is no longer a need to provide for dependents, this form of planned
gift offers a simple way to support the Harn. Discussion with the
development office and the UF Foundation Office of Gift Planning can provide you with information for your financial
advisors in determining the benefits of such a gift.
in Honor or in Memory
Commemorate a family member or friend on a holiday, anniversary
or other occasion. Establish through your estate plans for donations
to the museum in your memory. The Acquisitions Fund and the Conservation
Fund are two suggested funds for such important tributes. Discuss
other potential options with the development office.
Join in the Harn giving efforts that are best for you. Provide the inquiry information below and we will be happy to assist. We look forward to talking with you.
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