You are welcome to call the Museum directly with a credit card number and we will be happy to take your information over the phone. Please call 907-235-8635.
(Note: to apply your donation to purchase or renew a museum membership, please visit Membership.)
Donations can also be sent by mail to:
3779 Bartlett Street
Homer, AK 99603
Thank you for donating to the Pratt Museum.
Your donations are appreciated!
Your philanthropic support and interest enables our staff to create the best exhibition schedules and education programs possible for students, teachers, families, residents and visitors to Alaska each year. There are a number of ways you can support the Pratt Museum, ranging from outright cash donations and securities to life income gifts and sophisticated estate planning vehicles that have favorable financial and tax benefits.
Here are some ways to support the programs you value:
Annual gifts at every level make a difference. Admissions, city support, and other earned revenue covers only 70% of annual operations and programming. Contributed revenue makes up the balance. Many companies match their employees’ gifts to nonprofit organizations. If your company has a matching gift program, your contribution can be generously increased and will do even more to support the Pratt Museum’s mission. The Museum’s tax identification number is 92-6002856.
Corporate supporters of the Pratt Museum help fund exhibits or programs while enjoying numerous membership privileges for their senior staff, employees or customers. There are also a number of sponsorship opportunities that support great programs at the Museum. These sponsorship opportunities may be tailored to fit specific corporate values or a particular focus. To become a corporate supporter or for more information, please contact Laurie Morrow, Executive Director, at (907) 435-3333 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charitable Lead Trusts and Charitable Remainder Trusts
A charitable lead trust would generate funding for the Pratt Museum until the time comes to transfer the remainder of the fund to your heirs. In the meantime, taxes can be minimized. A charitable remainder trust can provide lifetime income to you or your heirs, along with some tax benefits. When the income payout period ends, the remainder of the trust flows to the Pratt Museum. For more information please contact Laurie Morrow, Executive Director, at (907) 435-3333 or email@example.com. Please consult your tax, legal or financial advisors before making estate planning decisions.
The Pratt Museum has been part of the Pick.Click.Give program since it began in 2009. Alaska residents may give part of their permanent fund dividend to the Pratt through the Pick.Click.Give website.
On a rotating basis, the Pratt Museum places artworks and experience package on our online auction. Keep an eye out for unexpected gems!
An eclectic exhibit of donated artwork will be on display in the Special Exhibits gallery as a prelude to the Museum’s annual fundraiser celebration. The 2017 Ritz will be Saturday, October 21, 6-9 p.m. The theme of the Pratt Museum’s signature event changes each year. Tickets for the Ritz may be purchased at the Museum admittance desk. The evening features a silent and outcry auction with Alaskan Art and Experience Packages, Catered Delectables, Entertainment, and a complimentary drink ticket for each ticket purchased.
Images from “Ritz at the Moulin Rouge,” 2013 (Clark Yerrington).
Making a planned gift to the Pratt Museum can be an effective way to meet your financial goals and save taxes, while helping to ensure quality art, history and science programming and exhibits that will benefit Alaskans far into the future.The most common types of planned gifts are:
You can establish a bequest as a fixed amount or a percentage of your estate.
Donate stocks, bonds or real estate, and avoid capital gains taxes on these assets.
When your family responsibilities decrease and your paid-up policies are no longer critical to their well- being, use them to support the Pratt Museum’s work.
Tax – deferred IRA and 401K plans may be vulnerable to high income and estate taxes. Naming the Pratt Museum as a beneficiary may reduce these taxes and allow you to leave other assets to heirs.
The Pratt Museum has a permanent collection of over 25,000 items − art, ethnographic items and historical artifacts. The bulk of the collection has come in the form of individual and corporate gifts.
Donors who are considering a gift to the Museum’s collection should contact:Savanna Bradley, Collections Manager 3779 Bartlett Street Homer, AK 99603 Phone (907) 235-8635
Your generous gift of objects or artwork for liquidation can also provide valuable funds to the Pratt Museum through direct sales or auction. If you would like to learn more about liquidation or estate giving, please contact the museum director.