Since opening our doors in 1998, donors have played a pivotal role in helping Hallie Ford Museum of Art to thrive. If you value the role that Hallie Ford Museum of Art plays at Willamette University and in the local community and would like to lend your support to the museum, here are some ways to do so.

Become a Member

By joining today, your membership supports the museum's continuing commitment to bring outstanding fine art and special related events to our area. Your membership also supports collections, education and community outreach. In thanks for your support, you will receive unlimited free admission, invitations to exhibition openings and special programs, and much more. All membership levels include monthly reciprocal attractions through PAMA (with free admission for you and up to 3 guests). Memberships start at the $35 for the individual level while our sponsor level includes free admission to over 1000 museums and organizations participating in the North American Reciprocal Museum Program. 

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Cash Gifts

Financial support in the form of cash gifts may be made via check or credit card through the mail, and through stock or mutual fund transfer. For more details call 503-370-6855 or email

Online Gifts

One time, or repeating online gifts can be made using the Willamette University giving link below. 

Please be sure to mark Hallie Ford Museum of Art under the "Designation | Please direct my gift to" dropdown menu. 

Special instructions



Sponsorship of one of the museum’s exhibitions or programs is a fantastic way to support our efforts while providing visibility in the community for you or your organization. Sponsorship opportunities exist at a variety of levels. For more information about sponsorship opportunities at Hallie Ford Museum of Art, call (503) 370-6855 or email the director.

In-Kind Donations

Hallie Ford Museum of Art welcomes gifts of products, services and expertise. Businesses and individuals interested in contributing tools or equipment, art supplies for education programs, truck rentals, or any number of items should call (503) 370-6855 or email the director.

Gifts of Art

The Hallie Ford Museum of Art currently has a moratorium on donations of art to the museum. We will begin considering donations again in 2023. This moratorium is in place to allow staff to focus on projects related to recent collection donations. In the meantime, prospective donors are invited to contact Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Jonathan Bucci with any questions about the Museum’s collections policy.

Planned Giving

Planned gifts to Hallie Ford Museum of Art include bequests, gift annuities, charitable trusts, gifts of retirement assets, and gifts of securities, real estate, and other property. For further information, visit Willamette University’s Planned Giving page or call (503) 370-6546.

Business/Corporate Memberships and Sponsorship Opportunities

The Hallie Ford Museum of Art business membership and sponsorship program offers exceptional partnership opportunities for local businesses and corporations, including increased visibility for each business or corporate member; membership benefits that can transfer to employees; business entertainment opportunities; exhibition and program sponsorship opportunities, and much, much more.

For further information, please contact:
Andrea Foust
Membership and Public Relations Manager


Special Thanks to Our Business & Advertising Sponsors

 OREGONLIVE / The Oregonian
BAM Agency Inc.


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Contributions are separate from memberships

Fully tax-deductible contributions which are separate from memberships, support the development and growth of the collections, educational programs for students, adults and children in our community, exhibitions, research and scholarship, as well as the ongoing operation of the museum.

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Stretch your donation or membership to support the arts in Oregon! If you donated to any arts, heritage or humanities nonprofits in Oregon this year, you can double your impact for FREE through the Oregon Cultural Trust tax credit. The tax deductible portion of memberships to many Oregon cultural organizations, like the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, also qualifies toward the matching gift. Oregon is the only state to have such a program as the Oregon Cultural Trust, which partners with over 1,300 cultural nonprofits throughout the state.

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