Thank you for your interest in supporting the Columbus Museum. Your gift helps the Columbus Museum 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 longterm 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 Director of Development, Carmen Overton, at

706.748.2562, ext. 5420 or

Honor & 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.



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Fund for African American Art

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.


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Target Your Gift

Your gift will be directed where it is needed most, or you may target your gift to a specific area of interest.


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Planned Giving

Friends of the Columbus Museum who wish to help shape the Museum’s 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.


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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.


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Gifts/Acquisition of Works of Art & 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 14,000 artifacts and objects that tells 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 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.


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