Donations allow us to fulfill our mission by supporting various programs and projects throughout the year. There are many ways to contribute to the success of the Museum.
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An annual fund contribution provides support for all Museum programs, projects, exhibitions, outreach and education.  Contributions to this fund benefit all of the Museum’s constituents – onsite, offsite and online.


This option is a convenient and affordable way to make consistent gifts to the Metal Museum all year long. Visit our online giving form and enter the dollar amount and frequency of your gift. Your card will automatically be charged each month. For questions, please call the Development Office at (901) 774-6380.


Contributions may be made in honor, memory or celebration of friends and loved ones.  Tribute gifts are the perfect way to remember birthdays, anniversaries, holidays and other special occasions.


The Metal Museum accepts gifts of appreciated securities, such as stocks, bonds or mutual funds.  Gifts of this type may offer advantages over a cash gift and may provide greater tax benefits. Those considering a gift of securities should consult with their own legal, tax and/or financial advisors. When making a gift of securities, we kindly ask that you or your broker contact the Museum to help us be on the alert for your gift.


Many corporations offer employee matching programs, allowing you to double or even triple the impact of your contribution.  Request a matching gift form from your human resources department, send it to 374 Metal Museum Drive, Memphis, TN 38106, and we’ll take care of the rest.


Unrestricted gifts to the Museum’s established endowments are always welcome.  Also welcomed are restricted gifts that establish named funds to support specific areas and needs of the Museum.  Contact Museum staff to learn more about establishing an endowment fund.


The Metal Museum actively collects artwork from emerging and established metal artists, as well as books, folios and archival materials about metalworking techniques and history. All donations to the collection are reviewed for acceptance by the Curatorial staff and an appointed committee of the Board of Trustees. Those considering a gift of art, books, or archives should consult with their own legal, tax, and/or financial advisors.


Planned gifts of cash, securities or artwork often provide effective estate options, continue your commitment to the Metal Museum and assure long-lasting institutional support. Please consider remembering the Metal Museum when planning your will, IRA, life insurance policies or annuities. Those considering a planned gift should consult with their own legal, tax and/or financial advisors. If you have already named us in your will or estate plans, please notify the Museum at (901) 774-6380 so that we may properly acknowledge your generosity.


Individuals and businesses can provide valuable support to the Metal Museum through non-cash contributions such as services rendered, products donated or tangible items, such as office furniture or computer equipment. Please contact Museum staff before donating Gifts-In-Kind.


AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Metal Museum every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop using AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Museum.

For questions or more information about endowment, in-kind, tribute, anonymous or recurring gifts, contact Frances Tortorich at (901) 774-6380 or


For questions or more information about the collections endowment, or gifts of art, books or archives, contact Brooke Garcia at (901) 774-6380 or