Annual Fund

The MWPAI Annual Fund consists of the voluntary financial donations of our members and patrons that provides essential support to the programs, exhibitions, classes and performances that we offer all year long. It is given by people like you, who understand the value of art and culture in our community. The Annual Fund helps us to maintain free admission to the museum, helps us to bring the most creative performers to our Great Artist Series and Concerts in the Court, enables us to provide guided museum tours to thousands of schoolchildren every year, ensures that we can attract and retain exceptional teaching artists as faculty for our classes, and makes everything that the Institute does just that much better.

MWPAI relies upon three primary sources of income to fund the broad array of programs you have come to expect. The largest source is our endowment, established by our founding families. Today, income from the endowment provides nearly 60% of our budget each year. Next is revenue generated by tuition, ticket sales and program fees. While this revenue is substantial, it does not cover the full costs of making these programs available. Our third source of income is the voluntary support we receive from our community, the Annual Fund.

Your generosity impacts every single facet of the jewel that is MWPAI. As you make your philanthropic decisions, please consider supporting the Institute with a generous Annual Fund gift. We are counting on you!

For questions or assistance, please contact our development office at (315) 797-0000, ext. 2124.