Donation Info

Whether you donate $5 or $500, your support matters to us. A donation is so much more than money. It is a spark, an investment in imagination, creativity, and inspiration. It says that you believe in the power of art to change minds and open hearts and change the world.


There are several other ways to create a wonderful legacy for the William King Museum of Art through outright or planned gifts that may provide you with tax benefits.


Gifts may be made by cash, check, credit card, or online.  Pledges may be paid over a period of time up to four years.  If your employer sponsors a matching gift program, your gift to the museum could possibly be doubled.


William King Museum of Art accepts gifts of securities via electronic transfers and physical stock certificates. The donor receives a gift receipt detailing the gift value at the average of the high and low price of the securities on the date the transfer is completed. For appreciated securities, donors are credited with the appreciated value of the securities for taxes and gift recognition toward the William King Society.


Gifts in-kind include donations of property other than cash and marketable securities such as real estate, works of art, books, equipment, furnishings, automobiles, software, and licensing. Gifts in-kind that have a fair market value of more than $5,000 require the completion of IRS Form 8283 and a qualified appraisal.


Gifts may be made directly from your IRA or 401K retirement plan to the museum to reduce personal taxes. If you are 70½ or older, federal law requires you to take a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from your IRA or 401K retirement plan.  To avoid recognition of the RMD as taxable income, donors may have their RMD sent by direct deposit to the museum.


A bequest from your estate may include cash, securities, real estate, and/or personal property. It can be for a specific amount or for a percentage of your estate. If you plan to leave the William King Museum of Art a gift in your will, please let us know.  We will count this gift toward your William King Society membership regardless of when it is received.

For information on donating contact Robert Bragg at or by calling (276) 628-5005 ext. 111.

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