Thank you. Our donors make what we do possible.

For more than six decades, CMCA has supported, sustained, and showcased the art and artists connected to Maine — bringing the community to art through innovative programming and exhibitions, and bringing art to the community through outreach and education.

From community engagement and work with local kids to showcases and retrospectives, CMCA fosters artists at every stage of their career, and provides a place to see and appreciate the way Maine’s impact on contemporary art continues to unfold.

As a CMCA donor, you’ll help sustain this legacy by supporting opportunities for artists and programs for public engagement. Thank you for helping CMCA continue looking forward.

Note: to designate your donation for a specific program or area of support (eg. ArtLab, exhibitions, or public programs), please indicate your choice during Checkout in Order Notes, under Additional Information. Thank you!

Choose a donation option below


By Phone

+1 207.701.5005

By Mail

Checks payable to CMCA:

PO Box 1767, Rockland, ME 04841

Alternatively, you can also donate by becoming a member an artist member or business supporter of the CMCA.  Each membership or sponsorship level comes with numerous benefits for both members and businesses.

Contemporary Circle

The CMCA Contemporary Circle includes local and global members who appreciate and are committed to Maine’s thriving art scene. The Contemporary Circle contributes to CMCA’s outstanding art legacy by supporting exhibitions and educational programs for all ages that celebrate the art of this generation and the next.

As a donor to the Contemporary Circle, you receive a complimentary Steward membership with all conferring benefits, as well as unique opportunities to engage with artists, collectors, art experts, and CMCA leadership, to attend Contemporary Circle only events, and to be invited to participate in exclusive arts-related travel and excursions.

Donors to the Contemporary Circle receive the following:

  • Complimentary Steward Membership – CMCA’s highest membership level
  • Free admission to 73+ contemporary museums nationwide through the Modern and Contemporary Reciprocal Benefits Program (Mod/Co)
  • Access to Contemporary Circle travel and exclusive events
  • “First Choice” notification of CMCA collecting opportunities
  • Advance ticket opportunities to CMCA events and programs
  • Recognition in annual CMCA Art Party Program & Second Look

Give a gift of stock

Tax Deductible Gift of Stock

You may transfer stocks electronically through your broker, with the following information.
Transfer to:
Wells Fargo
c/o Alan W. Miller
Branch Manager
23 Water Street, Suite 200
Bangor, ME 04401
1-207-262-8401 direct
1-207-945-3978 fax
Name on Account: Center for Maine Contemporary Art
DTC #: 0141
Account #: 2020-3116
Tax ID#: 01-0282701

IRA Charitable Rollover

The IRA Charitable Rollover is a great tool for qualified individuals make a lasting impact on CMCA – tax free!

Upon reaching retirement, individuals may find that they have saved more than enough. The IRA Charitable Roller is one of the most efficient ways to give back.

Passed into permanent law in 2015, the IRA Charitable Rollover allows taxpayers age 70 ½ or older to transfer up to $100,000 annually from their IRA accounts directly to charity – without first having to recognize the distribution as income.

IRA Charitable Rollover limitations:

  • The donor must be age 70½ or older.
  • The cap on annual IRA rollovers is $100,000.
  • The contribution must be a direct gift to a charity (no planned gifts).
  • The distribution must be made directly or postmarked to the charity by December 31.
  • Donors cannot take tax-deductions from these gifts, as these gifts are not taxed.

To make a gift through an IRA Charitable Rollover, please contact us directly at 207-701-5005.

Provide a Planned Gift

Become a member of The Nellie L. Taft Legacy Society by making a planned gift to CMCA. Planned gifts include bequests, life income plans (charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts), charitable lead trusts, or gifts of life insurance policy. We would be happy to discuss how we can help you carry out your long-term philanthropic goals. For more information contact: Sam Vail, Director of Development & Marketing or +1 207.701.5005.

Matching gifts

Does your company match contributions to non-profits? Please check with the human resources department at your company to take advantage of this great way to double (or triple!) the impact of your philanthropic dollar.  For more information, feel free to talk to us – there may also be more opportunistic ways that you or your company can contribute.

Header image: Lauren Gillette