Image: Abby Gillardi
Image: Abby Gillardi

Ways To Give

Your generous contribution helps the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis present, support, and celebrate the art of our time. Help CAM continue to be a site for discovery and a gathering place in which to experience contemporary art and culture. Your gift keeps CAM open, engaging, relevant, and free to all.

Donate

Contributions may be paid online or using form below, by cash, check, or credit card. Checks should be made payable to the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. If you choose to designate your gift, you may mail the donation form below with check to:

The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
3750 Washington Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63108

You may also text “CAM” to 44321 to make a contribution.

Join or Renew as a Member
Make an Annual Fund Donation
Downloadable Donation Form

Pledges

Pledges enable you to plan a personal giving program that is both convenient and tax-wise. A pledge may allow you to consider a more significant gift than would have otherwise been possible. Pledges to Create: The CAMpaign are payable over five years. Please complete the pledge form below and email to development@camstl.org or mail to:

The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
3750 Washington Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63108

Downloadable Pledge Form

Tributes

CAM welcomes contributions made in honor or memory of a loved one, cherished friend, or distinguished colleague. Tributes can be made in the form of membership or donation, with CAM sending a personal message to the individual being honored, or to the family of the one being memorialized, informing them of your thoughtful gift.

No gift amount will be disclosed to the recipient, and you will receive a written confirmation and tax receipt. Tribute gifts support general operations unless otherwise specified.

Make a Tribute Gift online
Printable in Tribute Gift form

Donor Advised Funds

A donor advised fund (DAF) is a charitable giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to support your favorite causes. You can support CAM through your DAF by using the DAF direct tool. Select your Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, or BNY Mellon DAF and select your giving amount and fund designation.

To make a gift from a different institution, you may contact your financial advisor and instruct them to direct your gift to CAM at the following address:

The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
3750 Washington Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63108

Federal Tax ID (EIN): 43-1202816

Can I renew my membership to CAM using my Donor Advised Fund?

Yes, you can renew your CAM membership using your donor advised fund. In the designation on the DAF Direct form, please enter New Membership or Member Renewal and include your name.

In compliance with IRS guidelines, CAM cannot provide membership benefits that have a value for tax purposes in return for DAF grants. We encourage you to speak with your tax advisor with any questions regarding your DAF giving.

Gifts of Appreciated Securities, Stocks, & Bonds

Securities may be made as outright gifts or as a payment on a pledge. The mean market value on the date of the transfer will determine the value of the gift for recognition purposes. Please contact Director of Development, Sarah Palermo at spalermo@camstl.org or 314.535.0770 x213 for current broker information to transfer stock.

IRA & Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs)

If you are 70½ years old or older, you can donate up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to CAM without having to pay income taxes on the funds. Please contact Director of Development Sarah Palermo at spalermo@camstl.org or 314.535.0770 x213 with any questions, or speak with your financial advisor regarding retirement contributions.

Matching Gifts

Matching gifts are an easy way to double your support to the Museum at no additional cost to you. Check with your human resources department to see if your company matches charitable donations, and request a matching gift form and email it to development@camstl.org or mail it to us at the address below:

The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
3750 Washington Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63108

Planned Giving- The Visionary Society

Founded by civic and cultural leaders in 1980, CAM has transformed from a small gallery into an internationally recognized arts institution, now permanently housed in a flexible, open, and inviting building designed by renowned American architect Brad Cloepfil. Planned Giving allows for a variety of opportunities to support the mission of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis long into the future. These tax-deductible donations may take the form of pledges, donations of securities, tangible personal property, and real estate, as well as bequests, adding your legacy to the future of CAM.

To honor the founders of the Museum and their legacy, the Board of Directors created the Visionary Society to publicly recognize and honor the individuals who have decided to include CAM in their financial plans or estate. When you join the Visionary Society you are making a commitment to ensure contemporary art and its prominence in St. Louis is fostered well into the future. Visionary Society benefits include:

  • Recognition in printed materials
  • Invitations to special events
  • Annual tour and reception with Executive Director and Chief Curator

Please contact Director of Development Sarah Palermo at spalermo@camstl.org or 314.535.0770 x213 with any questions about planned giving.

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Gifts of Other Assets

Gifts to CAM can come in the form of other assets as well. For example, you may wish to consider gifts of tangible personal property (jewelry, art, antiques, equipment, etc.), or real estate. All gifts of tangible personal property with a substantial value must be saleable and the donor must agree the property can be sold.

Please contact Director of Development Sarah Palermo at spalermo@camstl.org or 314.535.0770 x213 to learn more.

Donated Goods or Services

In addition to cash donations, CAM gladly accepts donations of goods and services from individuals and businesses for programs and special events. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Local lodging for artists
  • Meals for students in CAM’s onsite youth programs
  • Hospitality for special events
  • Airfare for artist travel
  • Gift Cards for art supplies, office supplies, cleaning services lumber, remote classroom technology, or tools (e.g. local grocery, art suppliers, technology, or hardware stores)
  • Printing services, Graphic Design, Marketing/PR Consulting
  • Ads/PSA’s from media outlets
  • Space rental discounts for offsite events
  • Office supplies, furniture, equipment

Please contact Director of Development Sarah Palermo at spalermo@camstl.org or 314.535.0770 x213 to learn more.