The North Carolina Museum of Art

Our Transformation: The Campaign for the North Carolina Museum of Art

The North Carolina Museum of Art is a state institution—one of its great cultural treasures—but did you know that only one-third of the operations are supported by state funding? The Museum relies on the generous support of the private sector, companies, and people like you to provide over 70 percent of our programmatic and operations needs each year to guarantee the continued excellence that reflects a Museum that is truly “of and for” the people of North Carolina.

All donations in support of the NCMA—no matter the amount—make an important difference to help ensure a strong future for the Museum and provide outstanding arts opportunities for communities throughout North Carolina and beyond.

In order to sustain our expanded facilities, support key areas, and build the endowment, the NCMA is in the process of a historic fund-raising campaign.

Named Our Transformation in recognition of the expansion of the Museum campus with the addition of West Building in 2010, as well as the role of the community in creating a vibrant, ever-evolving Museum experience, the Campaign has four major goals to help secure future growth and sustainability.


We invite you to be a part of Our Transformation.

With a $50 million goal, and more than half already secured, we are on track to complete our goal by December 31, 2013. Gifts to the Campaign represent the generosity of individuals, trustees, corporations, foundations, and government agencies.

Endowment $20 million | The importance of a strong institutional endowment cannot be overstated. Endowments at the North Carolina Museum of Art are no exception, as they enhance our ability to protect the institution from fluctuations in earned income sources and membership fees and sustain the Museum’s collections and programs into the future.

Museum Programs $10 million | Every year the Museum provides countless programs for a variety of audiences, including teachers; college students; adults; preschoolers; families; museum professionals; and grade school, middle school, and high school students. For all audiences the Museum’s exceptional art collection remains at the core of our programs.

Museum Grounds $10 million | The expanded Museum campus offers unparalleled opportunities to engage with art and nature. The courtyards and gardens intersecting the new gallery building, including the Rodin sculpture garden, bring the outdoors in. Dramatic sculptures abound in the landscape, and monumental contemporary works of art grace the 164-acre Museum Park.

General Operating Support $10 million | Unrestricted general operating support, critical to our long-term success, provides the Museum with the greatest flexibility to respond to its highest priorities.  

Make a gift or pledge to the Campaign.
Pledge form (pdf)


Ellen Stone 
Director of Development 
(919) 664-6757

Kathryn Yandell 
Senior Director of Major Gifts 
(919) 664-6763

Cheryl Chamblee 
Major Gifts Officer
(919) 664-6893