Annual Giving

Thank you. Thank you for the warm welcome that I’ve received from our family of Museum supporters. During my first few months I have been continuously impressed and inspired by our committed staff, dedicated volunteers, and passionate donors like you. Your generous support has enabled us to accomplish so much over the last year:

  • You helped provide 12 children with Red Apple scholarships to attend Summer Art Camp. Surya, one of the Red Apple campers, said that she liked learning how to “paint emotions” using dark colors to show sadness and light colors for happiness.
  • Your gift enabled 1,700 students and their families to visit the Museum to experience one of our Art Smart Student Exhibitions, a program which helps local schools display their student’s art at the Museum.
  • Your support helped 10 community groups to host their art-related programs at the Museum, including an Art Therapy Express mural created by people with special needs.
  • You made possible exhibitions such as Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art and Dark Humor: African American Art from the University Museums, University of Delaware and enabled thousands to enjoy our permanent collection of cherished masterpieces as well.

Your support shows that you believe art can inspire and engage and that you care about sharing that with everyone. We do, too. We need your help today to carry out the enlightening exhibitions, lively programs, and vital educational work that connects our community to art. Please consider making a $500, $250, or $100 tax-deductible gift to the Museum’s Annual Fund today. You can use the enclosed envelope or visit to make a safe and secure gift online.

Donors like you are the true foundation for our work. Thank you for your past and future support! You make all that we do possible.

Sam SweetArtfully yours,


Sam Sweet
Executive Director & CEO

P.S. – Thank you for making our work possible! To make a tax-deductible gift, simply click here for a safe and secure donation.


Click here to learn more about how you can support the Delaware Art Museum.

You may mail your gift to:

Molly Giordano
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE 19806

Special recognition opportunities

Sculpture Garden Tree

Select trees in the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden are still available for sponsorship.  Your thoughtful gift will be honored with a plaque in front of your chosen tree. Sponsoring a tree is a meaningful tribute to your friends and family. Magnolia trees along the lovely walk from the parking lot to the Museum’s main entrance may be sponsored with a gift of $1,500, and the stunning Pin Oak trees which create a graceful allée on the Museum’s drive can be sponsored with a gift of $10,000 or more.


The Museum’s Helen Farr Sloan Library & Archives is asking supporters to sponsor books for adoption. Donors who pay the cost of a book will be identified with a bookplate. The following titles are available for adoption:

Painting (Whitechapel Documents of Contemporary Art): $15.00
The First Pop Age: Painting and Subjectivity in the Art of Hamilton, Lichtenstein, Warhol, Richter, and Ruscha: $20.00
Realism, Writing, Disfiguration: On Thomas Eakins and Stephen Crane: $30.00
Playing It Straight: Art and Humor in the Gilded Age: $45.00
John Singer Sargent: The Early Portraits (The Complete Paintings, Volume I): $50.00
The Oxford Companion to the Book: $300.00

To sponsor a book and make a contribution to the Helen Farr Sloan Library & Archives, please call Heather Morrissey at 302.351.8526 or send a check, made payable to the Delaware Art Museum, along with the book’s title to:

Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE 19806


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Donor Policies

The Delaware Art Museum publishes policies that outline our relationship with donors.
View our Donor Relations Policy.

Learn More

For questions about Annual Giving, please contact:

Molly Giordano
Director of Development & Marketing