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:

  • Nearly 200,000 people experienced the MSV through visits and programs
  • More than 95,500 people walked, jogged, and biked on the Trails at the MSV
  • 9,481 people received free admission thanks to donor support
  • 10 exhibitions were presented and 325 educational 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 Laura Wiley at lwiley@theMSV.org or 540-662-1473, ext. 217.


Frequently Asked Questions

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 Members—you will receive free admission to more than 1,000 institutions via the North American Reciprocal Museum Association (NARM) and much more.

I want to be a Donor Member

The MSV welcomes your pledge of a future gift. For more information on how you can support the MSV please contact Senior Director of Institutional Advancement Laura Wiley at lwiley@themsv.org or 540-662-1473, ext. 217.

Would you like to honor someone special with your gift to the MSV Fund? Simply add your honoree’s information in the “Dedication Information” section during the checkout process. For more information on dedicating your MSV Fund donation, please contact Senior Director of Institutional Advancement Laura Wiley at lwiley@themsv.org or 540-662-1473, ext. 217.

I’m Ready to Donate

Absolutely! The most convenient way to support the MSV is setting up a recurring donation schedule that suits you. When making your donation online, please note the amount that you would like to give and select from the options—monthly, quarterly, or annually—and your credit card will automatically be charged according to the schedule you select. Selecting “annually” will automatically renew your MSV Fund donation at the one-year mark.


Help Us Expand the Trails!


Give to the Trails Expansion & Accessibility Fund

Gifts to the Trails Expansion & Accessibility Fund will help build new ADA-compliant trails, add public restrooms, and make improvements to The Trails at the MSV, a free-admission art park on the MSV campus with 3+ miles of trails for walking, running, and bicycling.

The expansion project will include:

  • Two new ADA-compliant trails leading from the main MSV parking area.
  • A trail from the entrance circle parking area to the Silo that will separate pedestrians from vehicular traffic on the main entrance road.
  • Public restrooms for The Trails at the MSV.
  • Renovations to the MSV horticultural center to increase plant propagation for the MSV gardens and trails
  • A new wildflower meadow, a boardwalk bridge, new art installations, and more!

As a private, non-profit organization, the MSV relies on the generosity of our community. Donations to the Trails Expansion & Accessibility Fund will open up more of the MSV landscape to the public. Thank you for supporting The Trails at the MSV.

For information, please contact Senior Director of Institutional Advancement Laura Wiley at lwiley@theMSV.org or 540-662-1473, ext. 217.

 



Give a Little, Do a Lot


Give Monthly

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.

For information, please contact Senior Director of Institutional Advancement Laura Wiley at lwiley@theMSV.org or 540-662-1473, ext. 217.


Frequently Asked Questions

You will receive an email each time your credit card is automatically charged.

To update your credit card information, donation amount, frequency, or to cancel your monthly donations, simply contact Laura Kerr Wiley, director of community engagement, at 540-662-1473, ext. 217, or email lwiley@theMSV.org.   

I’m Ready to Donate

Yes! You may schedule quarterly and yearly gifts to the MSV Fund. Select the frequency that suits you best. Here’s a link to the donation form where you can schedule quarterly or annual gifts to the MSV:

Give to the MSV Fund

 

 


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 information, please contact Senior Director of Institutional Advancement Laura Wiley at lwiley@theMSV.org or 540-662-1473, ext. 217.


Frequently Asked Questions

100% of your donation goes towards helping the MSV through the MSV Fund.

Thanks to donations to the MSV Fund, last year:

  • Nearly 200,000 people experienced the MSV through visits and programs
  • More than 95,500 people walked, jogged, and biked on the Trails at the MSV
  • 9,481 people received free admission thanks to donor support
  • 10 exhibitions were presented and 325 educational programs were offered

I’m Ready to Donate


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 Senior Director of Institutional Advancement, at lwiley@themsv.org or 540-662-1473, ext. 217.


Frequently Asked Questions

In 2015, to assist in acquiring and conserving rare and important examples of Shenandoah Valley decorative, folk, and fine art, the Museum founded the Gaunt Collectors Society (GCS). Named in honor of longtime Museum supporters Shirley and the late Dr. Hunter Gaunt, the GCS in a few short years has helped the MSV acquire a number of exceptional Valley objects and conserve several more. The Gaunt Collectors Society supports the Museum’s efforts to preserve and expand the Shenandoah Valley Collection for our community today and for future generations.

Additional Gaunt Collectors Society Membership privileges include:

  • Access to the Collection through unique events, including exclusive Member previews, curator-led tours, and private Collection viewing
  • Society Members-only field trips
  • All the benefits of MSV Donor Circle Membership

I’m ready to join the Gaunt Collectors Society

Yes, may join the Gaunt Collectors Society with a donation of $1,200 (one-time payment for a one-year membership), or you may schedule payments on a monthly ($100) or quarterly basis ($300). When making your donation online, please select from the options—monthly, quarterly, or annually—and your credit card will automatically be charged according to the schedule you select. Selecting “annually” will automatically renew your Gaunt Collectors Society Membership at the one-year mark.


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 information, please contact Senior Director of Institutional Advancement Laura Wiley at lwiley@theMSV.org or 540-662-1473, ext. 217.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Outright gifts of cash/stock
  • Gifts of Heritage (objects)
  • Retirement plans and annuities
  • Charitable lead trusts
  • Charitable remainder trusts

Irene Wischer, a long-time supporter of the MSV, was the first person to make a legacy gift to the Museum. She understood the importance of sustaining the MSV for generations to come. Because of her example, numerous other individuals have made provisions for the MSV in their estate planning.


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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Please contact your company’s human resource department directly to ask if they offer a matching gift program.

It varies for each company.

The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley is exempt from federal income taxes under Section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our federal tax identification number is 54-1857973.


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.

For information, please contact Senior Director of Institutional Advancement Laura Wiley at lwiley@theMSV.org or 540-662-1473, ext. 217.

Be a Corporate Sponsor
See Partnership Levels & Benefits


We thank our partners and friends for their leadership and extraordinary commitment:

Mission Partner

Signature Event Partner

Exhibition Partner

Community Partner

Education Partner

Aikens Group

Bank of Clarke

F&M Bank

Four Winds Tree Experts

Frederick Block, Brick & Stone

HP Hood LLC

H.N. Funkhouser & Handy Mart

Lantz Construction Winchester

Painter–Lewis, P.L.C.

Route 11 Potato Chips

Shenandoah Foot & Ankle Center

Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury

Six Star Events, LLC

The George Washington—A Wyndham Grand Hotel

TWG Insurance

Top of Virginia Regional Chamber

Virasec IT Support Services

Yount, Hyde & Barbour, P.C.

Sustaining Partner

Blauch Brothers, Inc.

Murphy Beverage Company

Safford Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Winchester

Truist

Valley Proteins/Darling Ingredients, Inc.

Water Street Financial

Workplaceless

Emerging Partner

City National Bank

McCandlish Lillard, P.C.

Old Towne Title Co.

Signet Marketing


Donor Information


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 2022–23 Annual Report (PDF)

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FY 2022 Financial Report (PDF)

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FY 2022 Form 990 (PDF)

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For information, please contact Senior Director of Institutional Advancement Laura Wiley at lwiley@theMSV.org or 540-662-1473, ext. 217.


Donor Privacy Policy

The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) is committed to respecting the privacy of donors. The types of donor information that it collects and maintains are as follows: contact information to include name, address, telephone number and email address; giving information including information on events attended, publications received and special requests for program information; and information provided by the donor in the form of comments and suggestions. The MSV uses donors’ information to understand their interests in its mission and to update them on the organization’s plans and activities. This information is shared with staff, board members, volunteers and consultants only on a “need-to-know” basis. The organization also assures donors that their names and addresses will not be shared with any third party unless permission has been granted. For information, please contact Senior Director of Institutional Advancement Laura Wiley at lwiley@theMSV.org or 540-662-1473, ext. 217.