The New Aspen Art Museum building project is 100% privately funded. With a unanimous vote the AAM Board of Trustees approved a campaign goal of $65,000,000. In January 2011 pledges totaling $20,000,000 were secured for the endowment portion of the campaign, fulfilling the museum’s short-term endowment fundraising goal and ensuring that future operations of the new and expanded facility will be fully and sustainably funded for years to come. Fundraising efforts to secure the $45,000,000 in capital pledges are ongoing and have reached the $38,000,000 mark to date.
Led by the Capital and Endowment Campaign Committee, and with the support of 100% of the Board of Trustees, 100% of the members of the AAM National Council, and 100% of the museum’s staff, the AAM hopes that every member of the community will contribute to the campaign. An investment in the success of this project is an investment in the rich cultural history—and future—of Aspen.
Donors to the Capital and Endowment Campaign at the Founders’ level ($250,000 and above) will be recognized in perpetuity on a wall located at the main entrance of the New AAM. This list will be finalized prior to the grand opening of the building, and no additions will be able to be made following that date.
The time is now.
Significant progress has been made in reaching the museum’s fundraising goals. We ask that you join the many loyal and generous supporters of the New Aspen Art Museum by making a pledge today.
Every gift to the AAM’s Capital and Endowment Campaign is an important endorsement of the New Aspen Art Museum project and can be individually structured to meet the philanthropic goals of the donor:
- All gifts to the AAM Capital and Endowment Campaign are fully tax-deductible.
- Campaign pledges are payable over a five-year period.
- Cash, appreciated securities, and real property, including works of art, are accepted as methods of payment on a pledge.
- Planned gifts are an excellent way to enhance your campaign commitment.
To make a gift to the AAM Capital and Endowment Campaign contact Campaign Manager Grace Nims at 970.925.8050 ext. 28 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.