Support the Museum

The Heckscher Museum of Art has a long history of providing the highest caliber cultural, artistic and educational programming for residents of Long Island and beyond. In order to continue to maintain our role as an important community resource for the enjoyment of thousands of annual visitors, young and old, we need your help.

The Heckscher Museum of Art represents a commitment to a better quality of life for our region. The Museum is a rarity in America, a regional museum with an outstanding collection, an exceptional schedule of exhibitions and a diverse array of educational offerings. Important artists such as Picasso, Braque, Jacob Lawrence, Man Ray and Ansel Adams have been the focus of special exhibitions. The Permanent Collection boasts examples of work by major figures such as Thomas Eakins, George Inness, Arthur Dove, and of course, George Grosz among many others.

We continue to present great art and innovative educational programming with the steadfast support of our members, donors and corporate partners.

Here are some ways in which you can help

Consider Making A Tax-Deductible Gift To:
  • Annual Fund
    Gifts are 100% tax-deductible donations that are used solely for the support of day-to-day operations of the Museum.
  • Capital Campaign
    Gifts are 100% tax-deductible donations that are used solely for “bricks and mortar” projects. Capital funds are dedicated to major expenditures and address projects like the replacement of a roof, fire suppression system, HVAC or building expansion.
  • Endowment Fund  
    Gifts are 100% tax-deductible donations that become part of an ongoing investment fund that provides security for the Museum’s future. The benefit to the Museum is a growth fund which provides stable long term security for the Museum.
  • Patrons & Benefactors
    Philanthropy in the arts provides important sizeable support of the Museum. Contributions through August Heckscher Society membership, individual donations and major gifts are an invaluable source of funding and are in keeping with the legacy of August Heckscher.
Attend Special Events
The Heckscher Museum of Art presents unique opportunities for support through social and community interaction. From celebrations that recognize Long Island’s community and business leaders to cache art fairs and elegant black-tie gala events that raise critical funds for ongoing educational and cultural programs, the Museum strives to create new and enjoyable ways to engage and entertain its supporters.

Underwriting, Advertising, and Marketing Opportunities
The Museum’s ever-changing exhibitions and innovative programs provide an exciting opportunity to establish your company as a supporter, community builder, philanthropic organization or to enable a marketplace presence. Our advertising and recognition benefits (feature articles) are far reaching. Each level of support is specially designed to give your organization the recognition you deserve.

Ways of Giving

  • Cash and Credit Card Gifts
    We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. If you prefer to write a check, please make checks payable to Heckscher Museum.
  • Pledge Payments
    Another gift option is to pay a pledge at a later date or in a series of installments. You can specify if you would like to be reminded to pay your pledge.
  • Matching Gifts
    You may have the opportunity to double or even triple the value of your gift. Many companies offer matching gift programs to their employees as one of their benefits. Please contact your Human Resources Office to learn more about your company’s matching gift policy and to determine if you are eligible for a matching gift.
  • Stock Gifts
    Donors are discovering the ease and added benefits of giving gifts of appreciated securities. Often giving a gift of stock will create tax savings for the donor.
  • Memorials and Tributes
    Pay tribute to a friend or family member and celebrate significant milestones such as birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and other special occasions by making a meaningful gift in their honor. The honoree will be notified of your generosity and you will receive an acknowledgment of your gift.

    A memorial gift is a thoughtful expression of sympathy which also recognizes the person’s appreciation of art. The family of the deceased is notified of your generosity and you receive an acknowledgement of your gift.
To make a donation, contact the External Affairs Department at 631.351.3006 or send an email to



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