Support The Campaign
The expansion and endowment are being privately funded through gifts to the capital campaign, foundation support, and proceeds from the sale of tax-exempt bonds. While tax proceeds continue to provide critical annual support for the Museum's operations, no tax funds will be used for the expansion.
The project cost is $130 million, along with a $31.2 million endowment to support the incremental costs of operating the larger facility. We want to thank all our donors. Gifts at all levels have been and continue to be important for this historic effort for the future of the Museum.
On January 20, 2012, the Board of Commissioners of the Saint Louis Art Museum announced that its $145 million goal for The Campaign for the Saint Louis Art Museum
had been exceeded, with $147 million in commitments toward the institution's physical expansion and operating endowment. The announcement was made on the two-year anniversary of groundbreaking for the Museum's new East Building.
"The success of this Campaign will transform the museum experience for millions of visitors to the Saint Louis Art Museum now and for generations to come," said John Weil, President of the Board of Commissioners (2008–2011) and Chair of the Campaign Steering Committee. "This success is the direct result of St. Louisans stepping forward to generously support their Art Museum and its future vitality."
To make a gift to The Campaign for the Saint Louis Art Museum
, contact the Campaign Office by calling 314.655.5358.
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