Why give?

For over 30 years The Delaware Contemporary has given Delawareans access to extraordinary works of contemporary art. We also reach out to our community, providing underserved populations with educational opportunities and a safe, fun space for enjoying art and nurturing creativity. 

We can only do this with your help; charitable gifts and donations from generous individuals have been instrumental in making The Delaware Contemporary the best it can be. Here are a few reasons why you should consider supporting The Delaware Contemporary:

Innovation: The Delaware Contemporary is the only museum in Delaware exclusively dedicated to bringing you cutting-edge contemporary art. We pride ourselves on bringing regionally, nationally, and internationally renowned contemporary art to Delaware. Because we are a non-collecting museum, there is always something new to explore and discover in our galleries.

Education: For over 15 years The Delaware Contemporary has brought together underserved populations, especially children, with skilled teaching artists to introduce them to art and to help build vital life skills. Since they were first created over 15 years ago, our community outreach programs have touched thousands of lives. Your support will help us bring innovative art-education programs to thousands more.

Inclusion: Admission to The Delaware Contemporary is free for everyone every single day we are open. We believe that nobody should be deprived of the arts, regardless of their ability to pay an admission fee. With your support, we can continue to offer free admission to our community and make sure that, in Wilmington, art is a part of everyone’s life!

There are many ways you can support The Delaware Contemporary.

You might join The Delaware Contemporary’s exciting and dynamic membership program. You might also make a donation to our Annual Fund to support our innovative exhibitions and programs. Or, if you are interested in expanding The Delaware Contemporary’s new art and new ideas, you could contribute to the Gretchen Hupfel Endowment Fund that helps support an annual symposium and the Gretchen Hupfel Curator of Contemporary Art. There are many more ways that you can help The Delaware Contemporary be the best it can be. However you choose to support The Delaware Contemporary, you can be sure your contribution will have a lasting effect on the cultural life our community and our region. 

Annual Fund

The Delaware Contemporary raises every penny each year to produce what you have come to expect and enjoy. From our outreach programs to the electricity that lights our galleries, everything we do depends on faithful supporters like you.

The Delaware Contemporary Wish List
The following “wish list,” developed by staff members, identifies specific needs throughout The Delaware Contemporary. As always, the Museum is grateful for support for general operations as well as for specific items. Click here to view The Delaware Contemporary's Wish List.

Gretchen Hupfel Endowment Fund
The Gretchen Hupfel Endowment Fund, the first endowment fund at The Delaware Contemporary, has been established as a challenge to the community. Your support of the endowment will help The Delaware Contemporary fund the Gretchen Hupfel Curator of Contemporary Art and a continuing series of symposia. Learn More!  Give Now!

Planned Giving
You can provide significant support for The Delaware Contemporary through various tax-advantaged contributions made through your will, annuity or trust, IRA, or life insurance. Learn more!

Become a Member today!
Join the growing number of The Delaware Contemporary members who enjoy exploring the exciting realm of contemporary art!  Membership at The Delaware Contemporary!

Other ways to contribute to The Delaware Contemporary
Give to The Delaware Contemporary using your AMEX card (for a fee) or through justgive.org. Raise money for The Delaware Contemporary by using igive.com for your online searches and purchases through participating retailers. Learn more!