Your Support Makes All the Difference
The Johnson Museum of Art’s Annual Fund enables the Museum to continue its teaching mission of connecting visitors to original works of art across a wide spectrum of global traditions, time periods, and media for education, inspiration, and delight.
Thanks to supporters from around the world, we are able to—
- host hundreds of Cornell class sessions from 50 departments and programs
- train over 75 undergraduate interns and continue a longstanding tradition of mentoring future museum professionals
- arrange workshops to support student mental health and wellness
- serve nearly 5,000 pre-K–12 schoolchildren annually in Ithaca and beyond
- present thought-provoking exhibitions
- conserve works of art for teaching and display
- offer free Museum admission to all
This year, your gift will go even further. Thanks to a generous match offered by a member of our Museum Advisory Council in honor of the Museum’s fiftieth anniversary, all gifts to the Annual Fund made through our new website will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to a total of $50,000, doubling the impact of your generosity. Whether this is your first gift to the Museum, or you’ve been supporting our mission for decades, we are grateful for all that you are doing for our community!
Make a gift in any way that is most convenient for you.
Make a gift my mail: Send to Cornell University, Box 37334, Boone, IA 50037-0334 (Please make checks payable to Cornell University and note for the Johnson Museum Annual Fund in the check memo.)
Make a gift by phone: Call 1-800-279-3099 to give your credit card information to a member of Cornell’s staff. We welcome gifts of cash and securities, stock or mutual fund shares, and bonds—and you can double or triple your gift if you or your spouse work for a company that matches donations to nonprofit organizations.
Gifts to the Johnson Museum are tax deductible to the full extent of the Internal Revenue Code.
Donor Spotlight: Margie W. Wang ’79
The generosity of our donors and longevity of their support allows the Johnson Museum to serve a wide audience. We are grateful to the many individuals who have donated to the Annual Fund and celebrate what the Museum means to them.
Margie M. Wang ’79 has given to the Johnson Museum Annual Fund for the past twenty-two years. She has fond memories of her early days as an undergraduate math and computer science major in the College of Arts & Sciences, where the newly opened Museum added a fun and novel dimension to her college experience. So impressed by the facilities, Margie decided to take an art history course with Professor Martie Young, then the Museum’s curator of Asian art, who held classes in the Museum and taught critical analysis with the works of art in the collection.
In our 50th anniversary year, Margie is joining the Museum Advisory Council and looks forward to sharing her extensive advisory and executive leadership experience. “I encourage folks to donate to the Johnson Museum. It isn’t very often that a university has the wherewithal and foresight to create such a large, inspiring world-class art museum designed by globally renowned architect I. M. Pei—or a museum at all! Dedicated philanthropy will ensure that access remains open for generations of students and community members, as a place of learning and creativity, and as a calming environment where one can escape the stressors of daily life.”
Memberships play a vital role in ensuring that the Johnson can provide unique experiences with art and enriching educational programming to our visitors.