Give to NMOA

How to Make a Gift

Thank you for supporting The Newark Museum of Art!

For any questions about making a donation, contact the Development Office at 973-596-6638 or by email at

Click for detailed instructions on the different ways to make a gift. 

Ways to Give

Contributions from donors like you help make possible the Museum’s educational programs and the care, study and exhibition of our collection. Your gift can also be a wonderful way to honor or memorialize someone.

If your company has a matching gift program, your contribution to The Newark Museum of Art can be generously increased and will do even more to support the Museum’s mission.

For your reference, the Museum’s tax identification number is 22-1487275.

Honor a Loved One

Making a tribute gift to The Newark Museum of Art in honor of a loved one is a wonderful way to celebrate the values we share: appreciation for arts and culture, respect for science and history, and a pursuit of lifelong learning.

Fund Teen Mentoring in STEM+Arts

Your donation today will allow high school students from diverse backgrounds to discover their passions in the arts and sciences and begin their careers in STEAM professions.

Dedicate a Seat

Dedicate a seat to a loved one in The Billy Johnson Auditorium. A personalized brass plaque will be secured to the armrest.

Preserve The Ballantine House

Join our group of neighbors and supporters of the 1885 Ballantine House, the last 19th-century mansion on Washington Street, and an icon of Newark’s Gilded Age.

Help Where It’s Needed Most

Your support opens doors to free STEM+Arts programs and activities for New Jersey families all year long.

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Make a Planned Gift

The Newark Museum of Art is honored to partner with donors like you to build a lasting legacy for yourself and your loved ones.

Match my Gift 3:1 Today

Donate online today and your gift will have 4 times the impact, thanks to a triple match from a generous donor in our community. Please give what you can today as this match will only be available for a limited time!

Planned Giving

The Newark Museum of Art partners with donors like you to build a lasting legacy for you and your loved ones. We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to visitors and supporters who have made bequests and planned gifts to the Museum since its founding in 1909.

These generosities make it possible for us to care for our collections and deliver educational programs to growing and diverse audiences far into the future.

Create a Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) for The Newark Museum of Art

Staff of The Newark Museum of Art welcome the opportunity to aid you in the creation of a planned gift to suit your specific philanthropic and financial interests. The Newark Museum of Art proudly partners with the Community Foundation of New Jersey on the creation and stewardship of CGAs where the Museum is a listed beneficiary.

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Join the John Cotton Dana Society at The Newark Museum of Art

The John Cotton Dana Society honors donors who make planned gifts to support the Museum’s programs and operations. Society members receive invitations to special events and donor recognition. Most important, as a John Cotton Dana Society member you will know that you have helped sustain an institution dedicated to fostering a love of learning in future generations.

Our Supporters

Thank you to our more generous donors

The Newark Museum of Art recognizes the following donors who contributed $10,000 or more to the Museum’s operations and initiatives in 2022.

View our 2022 Annual Report

$1,000,000 and above

  • City of Newark—Department of Finance
  • New Jersey Department of Community Affairs
  • New Jersey State Council on the Arts

$500,000 ‑ $999,999

  • State of New Jersey — Small Business Administration

$200,000 ‑ $499,999

  • Estate of Dr. Henry and Mrs. Amy Liss
  • Ford Foundation
  • The Prudential Foundation
  • Victoria Foundation

$100,000 ‑ $199,999

  • Anonymous
  • Bank of America
  • The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey
  • Estate of David J. Sherwood
  • Prudential Financial, Inc.
  • PSEG Foundation

$50,000 ‑ $99,999

  • Estate of Phyllis and Sanford Bolton
  • Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Inc.
  • F.M. Kirby Foundation, Inc.
  • Institute of Museum and Library Services

$20,000 ‑ $49,999

  • CareCentrix, Inc.
  • The Charles E. and Edna T. Brundage Charitable Foundation
  • The Eleanor Upton Charitable Foundation
  • Eleonore Kessler Cohen
  • Elizabeth and Reuben Richards
  • Fannie & Morris Sklaw Foundation, Inc.
  • Hackensack Meridian Health
  • The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Judith Lieberman
  • Laura J. Niles Foundation, Inc.
  • L+M Development Partners
  • Lynn and Peter Sayre
  • The MCJ Amelior Foundation
  • McMillan-Stewart Foundation
  • Panasonic
  • The Ryan Family Foundation
  • Saint Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton Foundation
  • Schumann Fund for New Jersey
  • TD Charitable Foundation
  • Turrell Fund
  • United Airlines
  • United Way of Essex & West Hudson

$10,000 ‑ $19,999

  • Anonymous (2)
  • Betsy and Philip Allen
  • BNY Mellon
  • The Howard Bayne Fund
  • Mary and Clifford Blanchard
  • Sara and Jonathan Bonesteel
  • Citi
  • Credit Suisse
  • Deerpath Construction Corporation
  • Deloitte LLP
  • Estate of Elise T. Dillard
  • EY
  • The Fidelco Group/Marc & Randi Berson, Jeff & Lora Hersh, Kerri & Jarred Levine
  • Wilma and Arthur Gelfand
  • Goldman, Sachs & Co.
  • Hyde and Watson Foundation
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Labcorp
  • LGDR
  • Magellan Rx Management
  • Milliman, Inc.
  • Mizuho Americas
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
  • John A. and Margaret Post Foundation
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • PSEG
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Cynthia and Andrew Richards
  • Rutgers University – Newark
  • RWJBarnabas Health
  • Sagner Family Foundation
  • Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.
  • Estate of Evelyn Simpson
  • Société Générale
  • Summit Health
  • TarverWalls Foundation
  • Tito’s Handmade Vodka
  • Union Foundation
  • Verizon
  • Wells Fargo
  • WTW

Founder's Society Membership at The Newark Museum Art

A blend of philanthropy and connoisseurship, Founder’s Society is a membership program whose participants enrich our community through their generosity and curiosity.

Visionaries Circle | $25,000 and above

  • Arlene S. Lieberman

Leaders Circle | $15,000 ‑ $24,999

  • Wilma and Arthur Gelfand
  • Lynn and Peter Sayre

Chairman’s Circle | $10,000 ‑ $14,999

  • Sara and Jonathan Bonesteel
  • Ann B. Dickinson and Richard Purington
  • Judith Lieberman
  • Cynthia and Andrew Richards

President’s Circle | $5,000 ‑ $9,999

  • Joseph L. Buckley, Esq.
  • Mary and Clifford Blanchard
  • Judy and Stewart Colton
  • Lee Ann Dillon
  • Nancye and Robert Falzon
  • Meg and Howard Jacobs
  • Amy and Robert Katz
  • Stephanie Koven
  • Penny and Jeff Leman
  • Doug Phelps/Phelps Construction Group
  • The Honorable Edith K. Payne
  • Elizabeth and Reuben Richards
  • Susan Satz
  • Rosemary and Robert Steinbaum
  • Dr. Francis A. Wood

Director’s Circle | $2,500 ‑ $4,999

  • Audrey Bartner
  • Prudence Bradley
  • Barbara B. Brous
  • Christie’s
  • Eleonore Kessler Cohen
  • Mary and Raymond Courtien
  • Ellyn and Saul Dennison
  • Ulysses G. Dietz and Gary N. Berger
  • Faegre Drinker, LLP
  • Ellen and Donald Greenfield
  • Janice P. Haggerty
  • Elaine Hoffman and Neil Ullman
  • Lorraine and Joseph Hughes
  • Ruth L. Hutter
  • Doris and Daniel* Kaplan
  • Sharon Karmazin and David Greene
  • Rochelle and Ronald Karp
  • The Honorable Thomas Kean
  • Betty Krulik
  • Theodore M. Lytwyn
  • Geralyn and Richard Madsen
  • Marge Marciano-Vere and Jim Vere
  • Elizabeth and Spencer Marsh, III
  • Gwynne and Michael McConkey
  • Mrs. Theodore R. Murnick
  • Beverly K. Nadler
  • Drs. Elois and Algernon Phillips
  • Dr. Adrienne Phillips, M.D., M.P.H.
  • Mary Sue Sweeney Price
  • Sara-Ann and Robert Sanders
  • Sotheby’s Preferred
  • Anne Strauss-Wieder
  • Lawton and Betsy Murphy Thomas
  • Judith and Thomas Walters
  • The Honorable Alvin Weiss

*In memorium

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