We are fortunate to have a director who has been a key cultural leader in San Antonio, as well as recognized nationally in the museum field. Bill, with Liz by his side, has served the McNay with distinction and transformed the museum in countless ways. This fund is being established to support the vision of growth and change for the museum that Dr. Chiego has always upheld.
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The William J. Chiego Vision Fund donations are fully tax-deductible since no substantial benefits have been promised or provided to you in exchange for your gift. The McNay Art Museum is a a nonprofit organization under IRS section 501(c)(3).
Gifts in honor provide a meaningful, living tribute to a friend, relative, or colleague by commemorating a special occasion. Celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and other special events with an in honor gift to the museum in tribute to that special person. Your contribution will be acknowledged with a personalized card sent to the honored individual or their family. In addition, the name of the individual being honored along with your name will be listed in the McNay’s magazine, Impressions. All gift amounts are confidential unless otherwise requested.
You can also remember a special person or express your sympathy with a memorial gift to the museum. A memorial is a personal remembrance that honors a deceased friend, relative, or colleague. Your contribution will be acknowledged with a personalized card sent to the honoree’s family. In addition, the name of the individual being honored along with your name will be listed in the McNay’s magazine, Impressions. All gift amounts are confidential unless otherwise requested.
For inquiries concerning Honorarium and Memorial gifts, please call the Development Office at 210.805.1755 or e-mail email@example.com.
Honorarium and Memorial gifts are fully tax-deductible since no substantial benefits have been promised or provided to you in exchange for your gift. The McNay Art Museum is a a nonprofit organization under IRS section 501(c)(3).
Sponsor an Exhibition
Each year, selected special exhibitions are co-sponsored by a Host Committee. By making a contribution of $250 or more, individual donors have the opportunity to support an exhibition. The money raised by the Host Committee is usually used towards the expenses of the opening events of the show. In appreciation for this gift, the names of the donors are listed on a panel that is displayed in the exhibition while it is on view at the McNay.
For questions or information on other sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sponsorship@mcnayart.org or call 210.805.1794.
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Monet to Matisse: A Century of French Moderns Host Committee
Image:Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926). Rising Tide at Pourville, 1882. Oil on canvas, 26 x 32 in. (66 x 81.3cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Horace O. Havemeyer, 41.1260.
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Chuck Ramirez: All This and Heaven Too Host Committee
Image: Chuck Ramirez, Black Sack 2, 1998. Digital print. McNay Art Museum, Gift of Elaine Wolff and Michael Westheimer, 2009.21.
The Annual Fund for Museum Education supports one of the key goals of our museum—to create
engaging educational opportunities for San Antonio and Texas children and adults. School field trips,
public programs and exhibitions, teacher training, development of interactive websites and state
approved curriculum materials are made possible through your annual support. The McNay Art Museum
offers hundreds of free programs throughout the year to more than 134,000 visitors of all ages. Some of
the highlights include:
- Free admission for student field trips to the museum, including free bus transportation
- Educator Workshops
- Free Family Days and Family Activities
- Exhibition performances, discussions, and lectures
- Adult Workshops
- Free admission to exhibition related films and lectures
- Teacher training and materials
The McNay supplies a wealth of resources online for times when San Antonians aren’t able to visit the
museum. Virtual collections and online videos provide access to the collection and other resources in
ways that are convenient from home, the classroom, or office.
Your contribution ensures that the McNay provides educational enjoyment for you and our
community in 2016 and beyond.
According to studies, children exposed to strong arts and history education programs perform higher on
standardized tests, are less likely to engage in negative behaviors and truancy, and are more likely to
think critically and act creatively. Educators from the San Antonio area have the following to say about
student visits to the museum:
“We were so impressed with the welcoming and stimulating-to-our-hearts-and-souls tour. Thank you so much.”
“Students thoroughly enjoyed the experience and I’m sure will apply the critical thinking skills in other
areas. Thanks so much for making this trip available to all students.”
—Leon Springs Elementary
“Our students had a WONDERFUL time and I was impressed with the docents as well as how organized
everything was. Kudos to you guys for allowing students this amazing opportunity! Only 2 of the 63
students had ever been to the McNay or any other museum.”
It is important to recognize how vital our education programs are to Bexar County, where high dropout
rates and poverty persist. Between 2005–06 and 2008–09, 39% of high school students were lost to
attrition. In 2011 nearly 25% of the population under the age of 18 was living in poverty. Your support
is much appreciated. Please help to continue our essential programs by making a gift to the McNay Art
Museum’s Annual Fund for Museum Education. Contributions are 100% tax deductible.
Your gift of any amount makes a difference!
Annual Fund donations are fully tax-deductible since no substantial benefits have been promised or provided to you in exchange for your gift. The McNay Art Museum is a nonprofit organization under IRS section 501(c)(3).
The McNay relies on the generosity of individuals like you to support the museum’s diverse programming and exhibitions, as well as to continue strengthening our community through art.
Your support is appreciated so much. Thank you!