Through American and related art, the Fort Wayne Museum of Art adds value to the lives of people in our community. This statement, although short, drives everything we do for thousands of people each year.
It’s been important for us to understand and communicate with our supporters that we’re not feeding people or giving them shelter, nor are we ending poverty or achieving world peace. And yet, we feed souls, give shelter to the creative heart, and offer abundant riches for curious minds.
This year, I imagine you will be asked to make gifts to any number of worthy charities that serve the needy of our community. I ask you to consider the work of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art a complement to those charities, and here’s why:
Meet Me at FWMoA Alzheimer’s Tours: Each month, we invite individuals with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease for free tours especially for them. For many with this disease, quality of life is at risk if they are not consistently engaged in peer groups.
The Hope Gap: This program for teens at inner-city schools links, through virtual lectures, creative students with successful artists who once faced poverty or chaotic home life. Often, this is the encouragement they need to make their best creative work and perhaps break the cycle of poverty.
Museums For All: This program allows anyone with a government-issued EBT card to pay only $3 to visit FWMoA, giving families in need the chance to experience world class visual art.
Please support this work through the 2017 Annual
Appeal. Thank you!
Contribute a tax-deductible gift to our most important campaign of the year - the fund that brings art to the people. All donors to the Annual Appeal will be recognized in the FWMoA Annual Report.