Dear friend,

I am continuously amazed at the generosity of people like you who help others have inspirational art experiences. You, more than anyone, understand the power of an encounter with a moving work of art.

What do you feel when you are struck by art? Are you in awe of its beauty? Do you feel encouraged to be creative? Perhaps you delight in the play of color and texture on canvas, or feel a powerful connection with the story that art tells. Whatever the reason, art inspires us.

The wonderful thing about art is that we all like it for different reasons because it reflects our unique humanity. Art speaks to you as an individual, inspiring you in ways that only you know in your heart and soul.

In my 16 years as CEO of FWMoA, I’ve been motivated by the inspirational experience that each and every person has when they see something beautiful in our museum. Just like there are endless ways for an artist to create, there are endless ways to inspire people with art.

Shouldn’t everyone be inspired? I ask you to join me in helping everyone be inspired by art by giving generously to the 2019 Annual Fund. Your gifts will help thousands of people of all ages have unique art experiences that change their lives.

With many thanks,

Charles A. Shepard III
President & CEO

P.S. The Fort Wayne Museum of Art is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that relies on donations. Your donation keeps the gift of inspiration accessible to all. We can discount admission for disadvantaged families and offer free admission on Thursday nights because of you.


Dear friend,

If art is the universal language of the heart, “the feels” were strong inside our building all year. In this time of too much talking and not enough listening, the voice of the artist, and the private experience of the art-lover became even more vital and precious.

If you visited the Fort Wayne Museum of Art this year, you know that this tranquil and beautiful space is sacred. Sometimes our grand hall and galleries are raucous and brimming with fellow art lovers. Other times, a patron may enjoy a silent stroll through the galleries to contemplate alone. Both ways, this museum is always alive and ready to offer you an unforgettable experience. 

As we set our sights toward the future, the Board of Trustees and Museum staff take our responsibility seriously. We will continue to surprise and delight our visitors. We will strive to pursue new and diverse audiences. We will maximize the opportunities that this incredible public asset provides. Lastly, we will be ever grateful to our donors and supporters for partnering with us to protect, celebrate and grow this sacred place.

Catherine Hill
Chair, Board of Trustees

Contribute a tax-deductible gift to our most important campaign of the year: the campaign that brings art to the people. All donors to the Annual Appeal will be recognized in the FWMoA Annual Report.


Gifts from first-time donors will be matched up to $15,000 by generous donors Bob and Donna Jesse!

Plus, if you give $100 on #GivingTuesday-December 3, 2019, it will be matched by the James Foundation! Simply make your $100 donation on December 3 HERE. 

See below for our special gifts to you at certain giving amounts:

With your gift of $100-$249 to the Annual Fund, you’ll receive a free canvas tote celebrating the Steven Sorman Archives at FWMoA!

Donate Here 

With your gift of $250 or moreyou’ll receive a free limited-edition 14.5x7" original collagraph, "SMARTY", designed and hand-printed by Fort Wayne artist Audrey Riley, commissioned especially for new donors to the Annual Fund. Several colors available while supplies last!

Donate Here 

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