A Gift That Honors a Life

Memorials and Tributes

If you have a loved one who has been impacted by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, establishing a memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor your loved one or celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday while supporting the work of the museum. Your gift will be a lasting tribute to your loved one and make a difference in the lives of those we serve.

A Giving Story

Couple SmilingWhen Sarah Tyler's father passed away, she knew she wanted to do something that would establish a lasting legacy for him. Sarah remembered how much VMFA had nurtured her father’s love of photography. He became an avid photographer after taking his first class at the Studio School and eagerly awaited each new photography exhibition at the museum. So Sarah decided to make a gift to VMFA in her father's name using appreciated securities. Not only will her father's legacy live on at VMFA thanks to the gift, but Sarah also received a federal income tax charitable deduction (because she itemizes her taxes) and eliminated capital gains tax on the securities.

Learn How to Fund It

You can create a memorial gift using the following assets:

Next Steps

  1. Contact Leslie Ellis at 804.204.2726 or leslie.ellis@vmfa.museum for additional information on creating a memorial gift at VMFA.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you make a memorial gift to VMFA through your estate, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal Name: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Foundation
Address: 200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220
Federal Tax ID Number: 51-0205333