Ways to Give

Give a Gift of Friendship

Giving a Friends membership is a wonderful way to gift a fabulous year of art, exhibitions, and programs to someone special! A Friends membership makes a great present for any special occasion.

Please contact Amber Krieg, Associate Director of Museum Membership and Donor Relations, at 814-863-9191 or adk5@psu.edu.

Be an Event Sponsor

By contributing to the Palmer Museum with a sponsorship, you will be supporting museum educational programs that enrich the lives of children and adults alike, as well as sustaining a vital, free-admission resource for our community and those that visit here. 

Please contact Amber Krieg, Associate Director of Museum Membership and Donor Relations, at 814-863-9191 or adk5@psu.edu if you would like to become an event sponsor.


The Palmer Museum of Art accepts donations of art in accordance with its Collections Management Policy. Potential donors should contact one of the individuals listed below to discuss the nature of works they would like to donate and to clarify their relevance to the museum's collection. 

Joyce Robinson, Assistant Director
Contemporary Art, African American Art, and photography

Adam Thomas, Curator of American Art
American Art

Patrick McGrady, Charles V. Hallman Senior Curator
European Art, ceramics, and prints and drawings

Gift Planning

Minimize your taxes and maximize your estate. Learn how you can take advantage of various contribution methods to create a legacy at the Palmer Museum of Art and receive tax and income benefits at the same time.

For more information, please contact Penn State's Office of Gift Planning at 888-800-9170 (toll free) or visit www.giftplanning.psu.edu.

Make an IRA Rollover Gift in Support of the Palmer Museum of Art

If you are 70 ½ years old or older, a gift from your IRA may benefit both the museum and yourself. You can learn more about this giving opportunity by visiting www.pennstate.planmygift.org/ira-charitable-rollover or by contacting Don Lenze, director of development, College of Arts and Architecture, at 814-863-2142 or donlenze@psu.edu.

TAX INFORMATION: The IRS does not permit any benefits to be received when gifts are given as an IRA Rollover Gift. Therefore an IRA Rollover Gift cannot be counted toward a Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art Membership or Event Sponsorship.