Plan a Gift for the Future

Weave the fabric of our future. Consider joining the Thieme Society.

A number of long-time supporters of FWMoA have remembered us in their estate plans, and we invite you to do the same. To honor those who are planning a future gift to FWMoA, we have created a circle of friends known as the Thieme Society. Members of the Thieme Society enjoy special recognition (or anonymity) in donor publications and are invited to exclusive events at FWMoA. Theodore Thieme was a prominent businessman who owned a weaving company in Fort Wayne. He also recognized the importance of art to the community. 

In 1922, Thieme donated his home at 1026 West Berry Street, a collection of paintings and a generous sum of money to the Fort Wayne Art Association, thus creating the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.

Gifts large and small are essential to the long-term vitality of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. If you have a gift planned to the Museum in your will or estate, please give us a call. If not, you might consider the following benefits when making financial planning decisions:

Did you know you can:

  • support the Museum without giving cash now?
  • give to the Museum and get cash back?
  • give stock to the Museum and save income and capital gains taxes?
  • use almost any of your property to make a planned gift?

If you have any questions about how to make a planned gift to the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, please contact Ashley Stoneburner at 260.422.6467.

Members of the Thieme Society enjoy exclusive, private events at FWMoA with CEO Charles Shepard, commemorative Thieme Society gifts, and donor recognition in FWMoA materials. Plus, naming rights are available at certain giving levels.

Members of the Thieme Society

Patricia Adsit
William Andrews and Vicky Carwein
Linda Binek
Glenn and Janellyn Borden
Anonymous (7)
Prof. and Mrs. William E. Briegel
Art and Carol Cislo
Ben and Sharon Eisbart
June E. Enoch*
Dr. Fred C. and Mary Anna Feitler
Steve and Brenda Fishbaugh
Elizabeth A. Frederick
Patricia S. Griest
Melanie Thexton Hall
Leonard Helfrich
Scott and Catherine Hill
Ms. Terra Hipp
Mr. David Kirk and Mr. Michael Greene
Nancy Malis
William F. McNagny*
Mr. Brian Miller
Steve and Audrey Riley
Mark E. and Christine Rupp
Paul O. Sauerteig
Mrs. Paul E. Shaffer
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Shepard III
Ms. Betty E. Stein*
Mr. and Mrs. Don Steininger
Nancy Peck Stewart
Eleanor Wallace

*denotes deceased individual 

311 E Main Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Gallery Hours Tuesday - Saturday: 10am-6pm
Thursday: 10am-8pm
Sunday: 12-5pm
Administrative Office Hours Monday - Friday: 8:30am-5pm
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