Make A Donation

Make a fully tax-deductible donation online, or please feel free to contact us with any further questions. We thank you for your generous support.

To learn more about making a gift to the North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation, email Ellen Stone or call (919) 664-6757. Or learn more about supporting the Museum through planned giving.

The Museum has become what it is today through the thousands of people who have shown their support by becoming members. Join or renew today and enjoy free exhibition admission, invitations to special events, discounts in the Museum Store and Iris restaurant, and so much more! 

We’ll save you a seat! The North Carolina Museum of Art opened the newly redesigned SECU Auditorium in October 2015, and we are thrilled to continue our Take a Seat campaign. 

Name a seat for yourself or your family, your business, in memory of a loved one, or in honor of a friend, colleague, or important person in your life! A contribution of $1,000 per chair will name a seat in the SECU Auditorium.

Proceeds from the Take a Seat campaign support programs at the North Carolina Museum of Art, including our award-winning education programs, exhibitions, and lectures.

Don’t delay—we have a limited number of seats available! 

Pay online or by mail. Download the Take a Seat PDF form and return along with payment to:

Mary Rigg
Development Associate
North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation, Inc.
4630 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4630

For more information on the full range of naming opportunities, please email Mary Rigg, or call (919) 664-6758.


How will my contribution be used?

Revenue from the Take a Seat campaign will support general operations of the Museum. The NCMA receives approximately 30 percent of operating revenue from the State of North Carolina. The remaining 70 percent comes from donations and earned income and supports important programming such as exhibitions, lectures, performances, and our award-winning education programming.

What will it look like?

A brushed stainless steel plaque, 1.75”H x 4”W, will be placed on the arm of the chair. You will have a total of 66 characters, spaced in three lines, with 22 characters per line. The characters will be 3/8” tall.

How many can I name?

As many as you’d like! We have 235 seats available.

Can I pick my seat to name?

Seats will be named on a first come, first served basis. We will do our best to accommodate any special requests.

Will I be able to sit in my seat(s) during programs?

We cannot guarantee use of that particular seat during programs, since NCMA programs do not have assigned seating.

Is my seat donation tax deductible?

Yes, your Take A Seat donation is 100% tax deductible.