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Your gift, in any amount, makes a measurable difference in bringing American art and regional history to life for the communities of the Chattahoochee Valley!  

  • Thank you for your interest in supporting The Columbus Museum. Your gift helps us serve as a vibrant source of inspiration to people of all ages through diverse exhibitions and unique educational programs. The Museum offers an array of giving opportunities, providing both immediate and long-term impact, that allow you to direct your philanthropic support in a way that is most meaningful to you and your family. We are grateful for your support of our community and we hope that you will consider joining our efforts today. With your help, the Museum will continue to be a wonderful asset to the Columbus community.

    Please take a moment to review the giving opportunities listed below and discover the many ways you can support the Museum's mission, programs, and operations. 

    For more information about Giving Opportunities, please contact our Development Department at 706.748.2562, ext. 7100 or

  • Support the Annual Fund

    your gift to the Annual Fund supports every aspect of the Museum's mission to preserve, collect and share the magnificent works of art under our care.

  • Target Your Gift

    Target your gift to an area of interest or direct us to use it where it is most needed.

  • Honor and Memorial Gifts

    An Honor or Memorial Gift to The Columbus Museum is a particularly meaningful way to recognize or remember a family member or friend and celebrate special occasions, while supporting one of the premiere cultural organizations in our community and the southwest Georgia region.

  • Matching Gift

    Did you know you can multiply your impact at The Columbus Museum? Your employer may support mission-driven organizations such as ours by matching your contribution and making it go further.

    Check below to see if you can take advantage of employer matching; if so, we'll help to get you started. Thank you for supporting the Museum, and bringing American art and regional history to life!

    If your employer is not listed here, please contact your human resources department to find out if your company offers a matching gift program. For more information about matching gift donations, contact us at 706.748.2562 ext. 7100 or

    The Columbus Museum's EIN/federal tax ID number is 94-1156300.

  • The Columbus Museum established the Fund for African American art in late 2014. Its purpose is to support and encourage purchases, gifts, and bequests of art by significant African American artists. This fund empowers the Museum to acquire representative works of art by emerging and established African American makers. All are welcome to make contributions of any amount to this fund at any time.

    The first three acquisitions from The Fund include Amy Sherald’s What’s different about Alice is that she has the most incisive way of telling the truth, 2017; Reginald Gammon’s Mothers, 1970; and Beverly Buchanan’s Sculpture House, 2011.

  • Friends of The Columbus Museum who wish to help shape its future have chosen a planned gift to extend their loyal support past their lifetime, while realizing substantial benefits for themselves. As a Museum donor, your planned gift can achieve personal goals, and help to sustain the Museum for generations to come.

  • Gifts of Stock

    Gifts of appreciated securities (stocks, bonds, or mutual funds held for more than one year) are excellent ways to support The Columbus Museum. Such gifts are easy to make and may provide a greater tax benefit than an equivalent gift in cash. A gift of stock owned for more than one year entitles you to an income tax charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the donated asset. If the stock has appreciated, you also avoid any capital gains tax on the appreciation.

  • Gifts/Acquisition of Works of Art and History Objects

    The Columbus Museum’s collection of fine and decorative art is a record of the changing artistic tastes of American culture from Colonial times to the present. Additionally, the Museum houses over 10,000 artifacts and objects that tell the stories of the Chattahoochee River Valley’s history. Gifts of works of art and historic objects allow the Museum to further expand our collections, as do contributions to the Acquisition Fund, which enable the Museum to take advantage of extraordinary opportunities should an exceptional piece turn up at auction.

    For more information about donating an object or making a gift to the Acquisition Fund, please email

Contribute by Mail

  • To make a donation by mail, please include the donation amount, credit card number, and expiration date. If you prefer to contribute by personal check, please make the check payable to The Columbus Museum and mail it to:

    The Columbus Museum 
    attn: Development Department
    1251 Wynnton Road
    Columbus, GA 31906

    Please contact us with questions about making a gift, including gifts of stock, by phone at 706.748.2562 ext. 7100, by email at

    The Columbus Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, so your gift helps bring extraordinary experiences to our community. All donations to The Columbus Museum are 100% tax deductible.