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The Salem Art Association, like other non-profit organizations, relies on contributions from individuals and businesses who are interested in sustaining the arts and who support our mission:

To actively engage the community in the appreciation of the arts through contemporary art exhibitions and events, arts education for youth and adults, and the preservation and interpretation of our shared cultural heritage.

Giving Opportunities

Sponsor Special Events

Each year, national, regional and local businesses sponsor the Salem Art Association’s fundraising and community-building events which help sustain SAA’s year-round arts programming. Click here to learn more about sponsoring special events.

General Operating Support & Donations

As is typical for non-profit arts organizations, sponsorship and membership only covers a portion of the Association’s budget.

SAA provides arts programming via our Community Arts Education Program which engages more than 7,000 students, administrators, teachers and parents each year. 

Planned Giving

You have the power to make a lasting impact on the Salem Art Association through a planned gift. Planned giving is often called “customized philanthropy” because each gift is designed to meet the association’s strategic goals for the future while many times providing benefits to you today.

A well-planned gift communicates your legacy; it tells a story of what you hold as most important and valuable in your life and community. Whether you want to benefit SAA after your lifetime, or start making an impact today, we can help you find the charitable plan that meets your needs. Click here to learn more about planned giving opportunities.

Endowment Opportunities

Through an endowment, funding for critical staff positions, one ore more of SAA’s three galleries, or scholarships for working artists and interns is permanently secured, allowing money previouslt allocated for salary/benefits, budgeted costs to run the galleries, or costs to administer the scholarship/internship programs to be redirected to other organizational expenses. 

Major Gifts

Major donors are the Salem Art Association’s most generous patrons. Gifts of $1,000 and more help fund the association’s year-round arts programming.

Benefactor | $1,000 – $2,499

  • A complimentary membership
  • Invitations to exclusive events, including the Clay Ball (SAA’s annual benefit auction and dinner) and the Holiday Gala (Holiday Showcase preview party)

Cornerstone | $2,500 – $4,999

  • A complimentary membership
  • Invitations to exclusive events, including the Clay Ball (SAA’s annual benefit auction and dinner) and the Holiday Gala (Holiday Showcase preview party)
  • A private director’s tour for you and 5 of your friends with wine and appetizers at the Bush House Museum (by appointment) OR a private director’s tour of Project Space (SAA’s contemporary seasonal art gallery in downtowns Salem) for you and 5 of your friends with a wine & cheese tasting

Executive Club | $5,000+

  • A complimentary membership
  • Invitations to exclusive events, including the Clay Ball (SAA’s annual benefit auction and dinner) and the Holiday Gala (Holiday Showcase preview party)
  • An invitation to join us for Appetite for Art – an intimate dining and art experience in the A.N. Bush Gallery. Enjoy an evening of fabulous food, art and discussion led by the Gallery Director

Click here to donate online through our secure website.

Mail

Mail your contribution to:

Salem Art Association
600 Mission St. SE
Salem, OR 97302.

Please make checks payable to Salem Art Association.

Phone

Call SAA directly at 503-581-2228 to make a contribution by credit card over the phone.