CAM’s endowment campaign provides a variety of opportunities for individuals, foundations, and businesses to support the mission of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. These tax-deductible contributions may take the form of cash, pledges, donations of securities, tangible personal property, and real estate, as well as bequests and other types of planned giving.
General Operating Endowment Fund
Undesignated endowment gifts provide the most flexible way to support CAM’s ongoing programming and operations. Because of this, all undesignated endowment gifts will be placed in CAM’s General Operating Endowment.
Key professional staff positions may be named to honor donors of the endowment amounts specified here. Endowment earnings will be used to help underwrite salaries and professional development expenses. Example: The John Doe Family Executive Director or The Smith Foundation Chief Curator.
Designated Endowment Funds
Donors may also contribute to several designated endowment funds that support the Contemporary’s core mission, such as our Exhibitions Fund or our Education Fund. Gifts of any size may be designated towards an endowment fund and multiple donors may contribute to each fund. Donors of $25,000 or more will be recognized in perpetuity in publicity associated with their donations. Example: CAM’s education program is underwritten in part by major endowments established by the John Doe Family and the Smith Foundation.
All contributions will be acknowledged publicly unless anonymity is requested. All donors of $1,000 or more will be recognized on signage in the lobby of the museum. The campaign also provides opportunities for donors of major gifts to receive ongoing recognition for contributing to designated endowment funds and to endow staff positions.
Other Gift Opportunities
We would be happy to help you tailor commemorative giving opportunities specific to individual needs.
For more information about making a contribution to CAM’s endowment, please contact Jessie Youngblood at email@example.com or 314.535.0770 x204.