$25,000 Member Match Drive

April 6 - 20, 2020


A few weeks back the Museum closed the doors to the public and canceled all ticketed events and fundraisers for the foreseeable future. Summer Art Camps and the Concerts in the Garden are in limbo. The Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction, set for April 18, is on the back burner for now. 


We called upon supporters and friends near and far and you came through. First, a family in Grand Forks County wrote and said, “We can’t let the Museum close.” Shortly afterward they sent a check for $50,000 to get the Museum through April. As a condition of this gift, they wanted to see support from others in the community, in particular, they wanted an increase in sustainable funding such as memberships. 


Another anonymous donor heard about the gift and pledged $25,000 for a 1:1 match on all new, renewals, and membership increases. We are asking you for your support in helping us secure this match and turn it into another $50,000 of general operating for the Museum. All memberships through the month of April count. 


People are split over running a membership campaign at this time. Our feeling is that many want to support the Museum but think gifts such as memberships won’t help. We are here to say, through memberships, small amounts DO add up and are DOUBLED by this generous match. Already supporters are answering the call in various ways.  Recent gifts range from $35 memberships to $5,000 donations from two separate parties (a bonus on top of their current membership), as well as artist donations of art for auction. We are also hearing from faculty and staff from the University of North Dakota wishing to increase their UND payroll deductions. 


Memberships available at - https://www.ndmoa.com/membership, or by calling 701-777-4195. Checks can be sent to: North Dakota Museum of Art, 261 Centennial Drive Stop 7305, Grand Forks, ND 58202. If you have questions about your existing membership, or if you think your membership has expired, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Join the Museum family today.