Gifts of Support

From inspiring a child’s creativity to fueling the imagination of thousands of museum visitors, your generous support of the Cranbrook Art Museum (CAM) means a world of possibilities for everyone who experiences our galleries and programs.

ArtMembers enjoy unlimited free gallery access, scholarly lectures by leading experts and discounts at the Museum Book Shelf and on popular programs like the Museum Makery and Art Camps. Members at the Friends level and above also enjoy reciprocal privileges at hundreds of museums nationwide.

Art Museum Fund gifts provide valuable (and 100% tax-free!) support of Museum operations – seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day. Whether open or closed, the museum is protecting our cultural assets and preparing exhibitions and programs that delight, engage and inform the entire community.

Donating long-term appreciated stocks allows you to avoid capital gains tax and often take a charitable deduction for the full value of the asset. Cranbrook has invested in this secure stock donation tool to make it easier than ever.

Please note: When you donate stock, please use the link below so Cranbrook can track your gift and send you the correct receipt to ensure you get the tax savings you deserve.

If you would prefer to make your donation through your broker, access Cranbrook’s transfer information from the link above or contact Cranbrook’s Gift Processing Department at or 248.645.3141 to notify Cranbrook of your gift.

If you are 70.5 or older, giving from your IRA helps reduce your taxable income — and for those over 73 who must take a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD), an IRA gift is a simple way to fulfill it! The Museum has invested in this secure IRA donation tool to make it easier than ever to give from your IRA and receive tax benefits. It only takes a few minutes to use and will auto-complete your paperwork for you.

Please note: When you donate from your IRA, please use the link above so Cranbrook can track your gift and send you the correct receipt to ensure you get the tax savings you deserve.

Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs) are investment accounts for the sole purpose of supporting charitable organizations today. If you have a DAF, you can use this secure DAF giving tool to make your impact today. FreeWill’s DAF tool integrates with your DAF custodian automatically and saves you the extra step of notifying the Museum about your gift. By using this tool, you can:

● Recommend how you’d like your grant to be allocated.
● Communicate your wishes to Cranbrook.
● Share the details of your DAF grant.

Making a gift from your will, trust, or retirement account is a wonderful way to show your support and appreciation for the Museum and its mission while accommodating your personal, financial, estate planning, and philanthropic goals.

Learn how to support Cranbrook for years to come with a gift that costs nothing now. Visit Planned Giving At Cranbrook for information on leaving your legacy at CAM. To make it easy to build your charitable legacy, we’ve partnered with FreeWill: a free online estate planning tool. In about 20 minutes, FreeWill guides you through writing your will or trust and makes it simple to donate any amount of your estate to the Museum with a legacy gift in your will.

Cranbrook Art Museum currently houses a permanent collection of nearly 6,000 works of art, architecture, design, and craft. The scope of our holdings grows each year, due in large part to the generosity of individuals and organizations who wish to enhance our collection with a donated work of art.

Directed Gifts

Education, Exhibition and Program Funds are also great opportunities to make an impact on the Museum. For information or to make a directed gift, please contact Autumn Parrott at 248.645.3289 or by email at