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Join & Give

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 unique educational programming and exhibitions. 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 various aspects of Museum operations and programs.

For more information about Giving Opportunities, please contact our Development Department at 706.748.2562, ext. 5420 or 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Target Your Gift

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

  • Friends of The Columbus Museum who wish to help shape the 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, enhance your financial security, 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. In addition, the Museum houses over 10,000 artifacts and objects that tell the story of the Chattahoochee River Valley’s development. Gifts of works of art and history objects allow the Museum to further expand our collections. Contributions to the acquisition fund enable the Museum to take advantage of extraordinary opportunities should we find an exceptional piece at auction. 

    For more information about donating an object or to the acquisition fund,  please contact email

Contribute by Mail

To contribute by mail include the total charge, 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:

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