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Annual Giving

The Figge Art Museum’s Annual Fund enables the museum to continue offering new exhibitions, expand the outreach programs and make the art experience available to everyone. More than 65,000 people are served each year through intriguing exhibitions, exciting lectures, events, classes and outreach presentations to art lovers of all ages. Please allow us to continue building our programs and serving the community by making a donation to the Figge’s Annual Fund. Your support is crucial to our continued success and we sincerely thank you in advance.

Giving levels:
Scroll over levels for a listing of benefits.

Grant Wood Society $25,000+ ($19,965 is tax deductible)
Director Circle $10,000+ ($9,165 is tax deductible)
Curator Circle $5,000+ ($4,665 is tax deductible)
Exhibitor Circle $2,500+ ($2,365 is tax deductible)
Artist Circle $1,000+ ($935 is tax deductible)
Patron $500+ ($435 is tax deductible)
Investor $250+ ($225 is tax deductible)
Benefactor $125+
Other Annual Fund Donation Amount
For Investor level and above, check here to:
the benefits of membership. If you accept, part of your contribution is tax deductible. If you decline, the full amount of your contribution is tax deductible.

Download a list of Annual Giving Recognition Societies and their benefits
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A vibrant art museum serving a thriving, dynamic community.

The days of the static art museum are gone. The 21st century museum is a learning center, emphasizing interactive audience experiences. Outreach and accessibility play prominent roles. Events such as lectures, receptions, film presentations, and dance and musical performances are all part of the museum's offerings alongside learning opportunities and world-class art exhibitions.

This is the Figge Art Museum. Your art museum.
Imagine the possibilities.

“Kids get bombarded with the idea that the only important things are reading, writing, and math. People forget that this country and great companies like John Deere were founded on creativity. Creativity is the foundation of our country’s economic success. We need to inspire children to create.”

Doug Roberts
Global Director, Combines and FEE, Deere & Company

Annual Giving Circles

When you give to the Figge’s Annual Fund Campaign you become a member of one of the Figge’s Membership Circles and provide unrestricted support that allows the Figge to continue to offer educational programs and exhibitions. You also enjoy special benefits that give you priority access to the museum and staff. Circle Members at all levels receive a twelve month family membership benefit, in addition to extended membership benefits.

For information about making your gift by stock, securities, IRAs or through other assets or if you have questions, contact Raelene Pullen in Development at 563.345.6637.
Learn more about what your unrestricted gift to the Figge can do in this Quad City community here.

Patrons giving at a level of $125 and above are welcomed into the Friends of the Figge, inspired by the original support group for the museum, the Friends of Art organization. Friends are invited to special events such as brunches and special exhibition previews and complimentary guest passes. 

At the Figge Art Museum, we truly believe that Art is for Everyone! Whether it’s the outstanding display of Depression-era works in the current 1934: A New Deal for Artists exhibition, or the hands-on art activities we provide to more than 13,000 schoolchildren each year through our Big Picture Outreach Program, our mission is to bring art in all its forms to residents of the Quad Cities and surrounding region.

How do we fulfill our mission?

More than 20 traveling exhibitions are scheduled this year, each with exciting gallery talks and events for art lovers of all ages. We also partner with 26 community organizations, eight colleges and nine local school districts to provide interactive and engaging experiences that connect art to the real world.

To continue to build our programs and uphold our status as the region’s premier visual arts venue, we ask you to support the Figge’s Annual Fund.

You, as donors, enable us to offer world-class exhibitions, expand our outreach programs and make art accessible to everyone. Please help us by investing in the continued growth of the Figge!

If you already are a supporter, please consider increasing your contribution to help us do more! For more information on the Annual Fund, call Raelene Pullen at 563.345.6637.

On behalf of our Board of Trustees, staff, volunteers and the thousands of visitors we serve each year, we extend our sincere thanks and gratitude for your continued support.

Kay Hall, Development Committe Chair, Annual Fund Campaign Co-chair

David Schafer, Annual Fund Campaign Co-chair