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We are thankful for your support of The Grace Museum! It is only through donors like you that The Grace is able to impact thousands of lives in our city and well beyond the museum walls.

Located in the heart of historic downtown Abilene, The Grace serves as a local and regional hub for arts, culture and community. The museum is home to five art galleries, a photography gallery, a history museum and a children’s museum. Exhibitions form the foundation for an array of programs that seek to educate, inspire and enlighten audiences of all ages and sectors of our community.

Our Museum relies on support from donors like you to develop quality exhibitions and programs that are accessible to everyone.

Giving is easy! Simply click the donation button and make a gift at the level of your choosing. Donations to The Grace Museum are 100% tax deductible.


Did you know...

  • Museum attendance has increased by 38% over the past five years - we now see over 65,000 visitors a year

  • Participation in adult programs has increased from 560 in 2013 to over 6,000 in 2017

  • The number of types of programs offered to the public has grown by 271% over the past two years

  • The Grace reaches more than 6,000 students in four local school districts through its Distance Learning and Arts Outreach programs

  • In the past 12 months, The Grace Museum has curated 11 different exhibitions in our art and history galleries

  • Family Nights bring in more than 1,500 people in one evening to enjoy creative activities and time together as families


Membership

+ ALL GRACE MUSEUM MEMBERS RECEIVE

Memberships begin at $45

  • Free Admission year-round to The Grace Museum
  • Annual subscription to the Museum’s magazine, Artifacts
  • Weekly e-newsletter featuring information about exhibitions and educational programs
  • Discount in the Grace Coffee Shop…and more!
  • Discounts on educational camps and classes
  • Invitation to opening receptions, gallery talks and museum programs
  • Guest passes for your friends
  • Up close, complimentary parking based on availability
 
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+ Dual

$45

  • Admission for two adults

+ Family

$65

  • Admission for two adults and all children in your household

+ Supporter

$100

  • Admission for two adults and all children in your household
  • Reciprocal admission to hundreds of museums across North America
  • Behind the scenes tour of the Curatorial Vault (must be scheduled in advance) OR one Kids Club membership
  • 10% discount on one rental for your special event

+ Advocate

$300

  • Admission for four adults and all children in your household
  • Reciprocal admission to hundreds of museums across North America
  • Invitation to Donor Celebration
  • Behind the scenes tour of the Curatorial Vault (must be scheduled in advance)
  • One Kids Club membership
  • 15% discount on one rental for your special event

+ Sustainer

$600

  • Admission for four adults and all children in your household
  • Reciprocal admission to hundreds of museums across North America
  • Invitation to Donor Celebration
  • Behind the scenes tour of the Curatorial Vault (must be scheduled in advance)
  • One Kids Club membership
  • 20% discount on one rental for your special event

+ Benefactor

$1,200

  • Admission for four adults and all children in your household
  • Reciprocal admission to hundreds of museums across North America
  • Invitation to Donor Celebration
  • Behind the scenes tour of the Curatorial Vault (must be scheduled in advance)
  • One Kids Club membership
  • 30% discount on one rental for your special event
  • (2) First floor seats at the Grace Gala

+Champion

$2,400

  • Admission for four adults and all children in your household
  • Reciprocal admission to hundreds of museums across North America
  • Invitation to Donor Celebration
  • Behind the scenes tour of the Curatorial Vault (must be scheduled in advance)
  • One Kids Club membership
  • One complimentary rooftop rental for your special event
  • (4) First floor seats at the Grace Gala

+ Corporate Circle

$5,000

  • (10) Supporter level memberships (see level benefits above)
  • Invitation to Donor Celebration
  • One complimentary rooftop rental for your special event
  • (1) First floor table at the Grace Gala
  • Acknowledgement in the Museum’s publications
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Kids Club Benefits

North American Reciprocal Museum Association Benefits

  • Official Kids Club t-shirt

  • Exclusive invitations to fun art activities all year long

  • A bonus art activity on ArtWalk night to take home with you! (2nd Thursday night of every month, 5:00 to 8:00 PM)

  • A special gift from The Grace during the month of your birthday!

The North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association℠ is one of the largest reciprocal membership programs in the world with members in the United States, Bermuda, Canada, El Salvador and Mexico! NARM has 822 arts, cultural, and historical institutions along with botanical gardens, children’s museums, science and technology centers and more!


Planned Giving

Are you interested in extending the life of your charitable dollars? A legacy gift to The Grace Museum can help ensure that our mission continues for future generations. Please contact Executive Director Laura Moore to discuss simple ways that you can incorporate a planned gift to the museum into your will or estate. 

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Los Aficionados

Membership is open to any person who is a member of The Grace Museum.  Established in 1969, the purpose of Los Aficionados is to promote the growth of the general membership and to support, organize, and sponsor educational, charitable, cultural, and social activities to benefit The Grace Museum.  The goal is to provide information of interest to the members and to foster the ideals of volunteerism.

Meetings: 1st Tuesday of the Month, September - May, 11:30 am, The Grace Ballroom

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CURRENT SPONSORS

CORPORATE CIRCLE:

Abilene Teachers Federal Credit Union
Barr Roofing
Batjer & Associates, Inc. / Batjer Heating & Cooling
First Financial Bank, NA / First Financial Trust & Asset Management Company
Dr. Gary Goodnight, ENT Specialists
Hunt Direct Marketing
LCM Partnership
Rentech Boiler Systems, Inc.
United Supermarkets, LLC

CIRCLE OF GRACE:

Bob & Peggy Beckham
John & Carolyn Beckham
Larry & Mary Gill
Kaye Price Hawkins & Joe Hawkins
Mari Kay & Gary Morrison
Evelyn Niblo
Lloyd & Karen Turner
Cathey & Rick Weatherl
Carol Windham

PARTNERS:

Abilene Cultural Affairs Council
Abilene Education Foundation
Kay & David Alexander
Richard Bacon
Gay Beitscher
Browning Law Firm PLLC/Cade and Katie Browning
Mr. & Mrs. Lee Caldwell
Jill & Jim Cochran
Mr. & Mrs. Vic Corley
Community Foundation of Abilene
Dian Graves Owen Foundation
Dodge Jones Foundation
Don & Pat Fite
Judy & Larry Godfrey
Grace Museum Members
Greathouse Foundation
Rick Hardin
Sandra & Dave Harper  
Humanities Texas
Junior League of Abilene
Gwen Kaiser
Los Aficionados
The Massey Family Charitable Trust
Portia & S. M. Moore
National Endowment for the Arts
Mr. & Mrs. John M. Nichols
O’Donnell Foundation
Nancy & Ted Paup 
Tom & Lisa Perini
Priceless Literacy/Kaye Price-Hawkins & Joe Hawkins
Billye Proctor Shaw & Glynn Ray
Rotary Club of Abilene 
Shelton Family Foundation
Mr. & Mrs. Timothy K. Skipworth
Alice & Joe Specht
Still Water Foundation
Summerlee Foundation
Jimmy Tittle
T&T Family Foundation
Texas Commission on the Arts
Bill Wright

The following are donor advised gifts through the Community Foundation of Abilene:

Abilene Fund for the Arts, Roy Helen Mingus Ackers Donor Advised Fund, Bob and Peggy Beckham Family Donor Advised Fund, Bart and Jackie Cox Donor Advised Fund, Dr. Brady Cox Memorial Fund, Denny Family Foundation, J. Henry Doscher Fund for Fine Arts, Jean K. Hays Charitable Endowment Fund, Morgan and Jessie Jones Designated Fund, Sandip and Mishi Mathur Donor Advised Fund, Raymond and Gloria McDaniel Quasi Endowed Donor Fund, Sydney and Evelyn Niblo Donor Advised Fund, Nellie Parramore Sellers Endowed Donor Advised Fund, Jack and Becky Rentz Donor Advised Fund, Senter Family Foundation Fund, T&T Family Foundation Donor Advised Fund, Bill and Alice Wright Family Foundation-Endowed Donor.


We thank and acknowledge the grantmaking organizations that support exhibitions and programming at The Grace Museum.

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