Support the MSV
You do so much when you make a gift to the MSV Fund
Give to the MSV Fund
The MSV Fund supports community events, gallery exhibitions, MSV educational programs, the operation and maintenance of The Trails at the MSV, and the care of the Glen Burnie Gardens.
Thanks to donations to the MSV Fund, last year:
- 163,010 people connected with the MSV through visits and programs
- 200 trees were planted along The Trails at the MSV
- 16,220 people received free admission thanks to donor support
- 9 exhibitions were presented and 336 programs were offered
As a private, non-profit organization, the MSV relies on the generosity of our community. Donations to the MSV Fund make art, culture, and nature accessible to all. Thank you for supporting the art of community at the MSV!
For information, please contact Senior Director of Institutional Advancement Sherry Hudson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-662-1473, ext. 211.
Give a Little, Do a Lot
The most convenient way to support the MSV is by joining the Monthly Giving Program. Members of this special group give to the MSV automatically on a monthly or quarterly basis.
It’s affordable and easy, and it will make an impact!
- A recurring $10 monthly gift provides a free gallery program for individuals suffering from memory loss and their care partners,
- $20 monthly gift gives hundreds of children free hands-on art activities at the MSV,
- $50 monthly donation plants more than 1,000 spring-flowering bulbs in the gardens, and
- $250 a month will sponsor a summer of free programming at the MSV for children from the Kids Club of Northern Shenandoah Valley.
One Membership, 1000+ Museums
Be a Donor Member
When you give $500 or more to the MSV, you’re automatically enrolled as Donor Circle Member. Your gift provides vital support to MSV exhibitions, educational programming, garden maintenance, community events, and the operation of The Trails at the MSV.
As a Donor Circle Member you will enjoy all MSV membership benefits, and—exclusive to Donor Circle Members—you will receive free admission to more than 1,000 institutions via the North American Reciprocal Museum Association (NARM) and much more:
- Free admission to more than 300 gardens through the American Horticultural Society’s Reciprocal Admissions Program,
- Free one-year membership to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) in Richmond.
- Free year-round general admission to the MSV,
- Reduced admission to MSV events and programs,
- Subscription to Compass Points mailed bi-annually,
- Invitations to exhibition previews and special events,
- 10% discount in the MSV Museum Store and 20% admission discount to the MSV Makerspace Studio,
- 4 one-time use MSV admission passes for guests,
- Benefits for two named adults and children (under age 18),
- Recognition in the MSV Annual Report .
For questions please contact Emily Monsted, MSV data and membership manager, at email@example.com or 540-662-1473, ext. 213
Together we can preserve, protect, and expand the MSV Collections for future generations.
Join the Gaunt Collectors Society
The Gaunt Collectors Society offers unique opportunities to collectors and others interested in material culture and Shenandoah Valley history to support the MSV’s Shenandoah Valley Collection.
Members of the Gaunt Collectors Society make annual gifts of $1,200 or more. These donations are used exclusively for new acquisitions, conservation, and preservation of the MSV’s expanding Collection of exceptional Shenandoah Valley objects. Members of this MSV affinity society play a critical role in advancing the Museum’s mission to preserve and enrich the cultural life and heritage of the Shenandoah Valley.
Gaunt Collectors Society members receive all the benefits of MSV membership plus exclusive opportunities to engage with the MSV Collections and to participate in field trips.
For more information, please contact Laura Wiley, MSV director of community engagement, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-662-1473, ext. 217.
Your generosity helps provide for the future of the MSV
The Irene S. Wischer Society honors the generosity of donors who have designated an estate gift for the MSV. By including the MSV in your estate plans, you are also helping to secure the MSV’s future as the state’s largest art park and the region’s largest cultural community center.
Estate gifts can be a tax-wise way to give.
These gifts should be considered within the full framework of your estate, with the guidance of an attorney or tax advisor.
For more information about leaving an estate gift to the MSV, please contact Sherry Hudson, senior director, institutional advancement, at email@example.com or 540-662-1473, ext. 211.
Double your support of the MSV
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions or volunteer hours made by their employees at no additional cost to you.
To find out if your employer has a matching gifts program, use the search box below.
Welcome to the Art of Business
The MSV offers exciting opportunities for corporations to meet their employee engagement, client hospitality, and philanthropic objectives through the Art of Business Corporate Partnership Program. Corporate support helps the MSV fulfill its mission to preserve and enrich the cultural life of the Valley for generations to come.
In appreciation, the MSV offers exclusive benefits to Art of Business Corporate Partners, including Donor Circle Memberships, MSV admission passes, special event tickets, networking opportunities with fellow business leaders, client and employee entertaining discounts, and much more.
We thank our partners and friends for their leadership and extraordinary commitment:
Signature Event Partner
Bank of Clarke County Foundation
Blauch Brothers, Inc.
Crescent Cities Charities, Inc.
Four Winds Tree Experts
H.N. Funkhouser & Handy Mart
Lakin & Warren Financial Group of Truist Investment Services, Inc.
Lantz Construction Winchester
LOVE AT FIRST BITE CATERING & EVENTS
Reader & Swartz Architects
Shenandoah Foot & Ankle Center
Six Star Events, LLC
The George Washington Hotel—A Wyndham Grand Hotel
Top of Virginia Regional Chamber
The Winchester Group, Inc.
Yount, Hyde & Barbour, P.C.
Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates
Safford Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Winchester
Valley Proteins/Darling Ingredients, Inc.
City National Bank
Old Towne Title Co.
The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley is able to fulfill its mission thanks to the support of a diverse group of donors, members, corporate partners, and foundations. Each year, the MSV reports on the organization’s activities and celebrates its supporters in the MSV Annual Report. The release of the Annual Report provides information on the fiscal year, July 1 through June 30 and is available for download below, along with the 990 IRS filing and Financial Report. The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
FY 2021–22 Annual Report (PDF)
FY 2021 Financial Report (PDF)
FY 2021 Form 990 (PDF)