Make a Gift FAQs

Q: Can I make a gift anonymously?

A: Yes.

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Q: Will the Gallery keep my information confidential?

A: Yes, the Gallery does not share donor information with other organizations. Additionally, donors may choose to remain anonymous for purposes of listing in Gallery publications.

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Q: How will my gift be recognized?

A: Gifts of $1,000 or more are recognized in Gallery publications, including the Bulletin and Annual Report. Please contact the Development Office at (202) 842-6372 to inform us how you wish to be listed or if you prefer to remain anonymous.

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Q: Can I make a gift in honor or memory of a friend or loved one?

A: Yes. Please include the name and mailing address of the individual whom you wish to honor and we will be happy to notify that person of your gift (if applicable).

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Q: What portion of my Circle gift is tax deductible?

A: The amount of your membership contribution that is deductible for federal income tax purposes is limited to the excess of the value of the contribution over the value of the benefits made available in return. The value of benefits made available is estimated to be: $1,000 for Exhibition Circle membership; $750 for Patron membership; $500 for Sustaining membership; $250 for Supporting membership; $250 for Tower Project membership; and $150 for Contributing membership.  Of course, should you choose to decline benefits altogether, the full amount of your contribution would be tax deductible.

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Q: I lost my tax acknowledgment. May I request a replacement?

A: Of course. Please call the Development Office at (202) 842-6372 and we will be happy to send you a copy of your tax acknowledgment.

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Q: Is my entire gift tax deductible?

A: Yes. By choosing to decline benefits of membership altogether, the full amount of your contribution would be tax deductible.

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Q: How do I leave something to the Gallery in my will?

A: Please consult the Planned Giving section of the Gallery’s web page to learn more about the options for making a bequest or some other form of legacy gift.

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Q: Does the National Gallery accept gifts of works of art?

A: Yes. The Gallery seeks works of art that fit into its permanent collection of American and European paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, and photographs—dating from the late Middle Ages to the present day. Please see the Gifts of Art section of the website for more information.

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