Annual Fund

Annual Fund 2017

Your Gift at Work


The Annual Fund helps support all museum activities from maintaining and expanding the PMA collection, to funding daily operations, to ensuring that we continue to welcome visitors who otherwise would not have access to these kinds of art experiences, and enables the museum to serve more than 140,000 visitors annually including more than 9,000 schoolchildren and chaperones.


Last year, more than 9,000 K-12 students and chaperones experienced art through the Free School Tours program.

In its 23rd year, the museum will host the annual Youth Art Month installation in March as part of National Youth Art Month, which promotes art education and encourages public support for quality school art programs.

Through the Homer High School Fellows program, students from the greater Portland area spend several weeks in the summer making art at the museum, visiting the Winslow Homer Studio, and creating programs for teens at the PMA. 


Admission is free for all every week during Free Fridays, enabling more than 33,000 visitors each year to experience all the museum has to offer. Free admission is also offered to children ages 14 and under, all Portland High School students, and all Maine College of Art (MECA) students. Discounted admission is also available to all seniors and students.

The Annual Fund directly supports free access to the museum in various ways. For example, through the museum’s digital initiatives, the public has uninhibited access to more than 18,000 works of art online. Likewise, The Workshop welcomes visitors of all ages to explore art through active participation and the Peggy L. Osher Art Study Room and Collection Committee Conference Room gives visitors the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the PMA Collection.

Public Programs

The museum’s public programs reach more than 54,000 visitors annually and are designed for visitors of all ages. The museum is proud to present and host a wide variety of educational opportunities, including gallery tours, artist talks, lectures, and special programming such as Family Days, PMA Films, and PMA360. 

Community Partnerships

The museum is committed to collaborating with local organizations to foster meaningful partnerships and create unique experiences that help advance arts and culture in our community. This past year, the museum collaborated with the Bicycle Coalition of Maine, Learning Works, Maine Humanities Council, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA), Maine Youth Rock Orchestra, and many others, demonstrating our continued dedication to engaging the greater Portland region.

Ways to Give to the 2017 Annual Fund

• Cash: When you make a gift of cash to the PMA, you receive an income tax charitable deduction for the full value of the gift up to 50 percent of your adjusted gross income. Gifts of cash are tax deductible in the year the gift is made. If mailed, it must be postmarked no later than Saturday, December 30, 2017. Gifts given online can be made until midnight on Saturday, December 30, 2017. If making a gift via credit card, the gift must be received by midnight on Saturday, December 30, 2017 in order to be eligible for a 2016 deduction. Credit card gifts received after December 31 will be eligible and acknowledged for a 2018 deduction.

• Individual Retirement Account: The IRA Charitable Rollover allows individuals 70 1/2 and older to transfer up to $100,000 annually from their IRAs to charitable organizations without having to count the distributions as taxable income. For additional information about IRAs, please click here

Click here to donate to the 2017 PMA Annual Fund.

Give to the annual fund

Thank you in advance for your support!
If you'd prefer to send your fully tax- deductible gift via mail, please send your contribution to: 
Portland Museum of Art
Seven Congress Square
Portland, ME 04101
If you have any questions or would like to give by phone, please contact Sarah Drake, Membership Associate, at (207) 699-4888. 
Many companies participate in matching gift programs for charitable gifts made by their employees. Check with your employer's Human Resources department to confirm if your gift will be made even greater through a match by your employer. 

Download the Annual Fund 2016 brochure here.