Friends of the Galleries

New Member Benefits

Memberships and donations make up a vital part of our organization. We rely on your generosity in order to provide the quality exhibitions, exhibition materials, and care of the permanent collection.
Want to get involved? Become a member! We offer several membership levels to cater to your giving.  See what we’ve been up to and the impact your membership makes! You can download our New Member Form here– simply fill out the form, print and return with payment.
Annual Membership Levels:
Student: $5.00

Mini sketch book, bumper sticker, invitations to all exhibitions, lectures, and events; a copy of the annual newsletter, monthly e-newsletter, an invitation to the Annual Bus trip to a regional art institution

Individual: $25.00

All of the above + invitation to exhibition preview tours and talks

Family: $50.00

All of the above + invitation to Family Day + copy of gallery publications

Contributor: $125.00

All of the above + tote bag

Patron: $500.00

All of the above +tour of the archive and permanent collection + blank cards featuring artwork in the permanent collection

Ridderhof Martin Society: $1000.00

All of the above + invitation to an annual UMW donor appreciation event + Gallery will host an event for you and 10 friends in the gallery (contact gallery to arrange)

You can also make a one-time donation or sponsor one of our current projects such as:

Sponsor Artist or Scholar visit: $500-$1000

CultureSpots audio tours and audio archive: $1,000

Flat Files (2): $2,000

Digital Camera: $2,000

New, archival quality permanent collection storage: $14,000

To sponsor a specific project, simply write the name of the project on the memo line of your check

Methods of Payment:
Please make check payable to UMW Foundation/ Galleries
Mail to: UMW Foundation
1119 Hanover Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Credit Card: call 540-654-1024
Visa and Mastercard accepted
Online gifts can be made by clicking here and selecting Friends of the UMW Galleries:

All memberships and donations to the University of Mary Washington Galleries are tax deductible. You may reach us at or 540.654.1013 if you have any questions.