Annual Fund

Ensure Access for All

Make a difference today with your gift to the Ackland Art Museum’s Annual Fund.

Annual Fund gifts are 100% tax-deductible and help sustain our core services: collection conservation, research, exhibitions, education programs, and always free admission.

Your gift to the Annual Fund directly supports one of North Carolina’s most important cultural resources, enabling the Ackland to continue to provide experiences that spark insight into ourselves, each other and the world. Every year, that includes:

  • Conservation and care of 19,000 works of art in the Museum’s collection
  • 200 free and low-cost Public Programs
  • Tours and educational experiences for almost 4,000 K-12 students and teachers
  • Almost 300 tours led by 40 docents
  • Enhanced classroom learning opportunities for 10,000 UNC students
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Ways to Give


Online – the easiest and quickest way to give your fully tax-deductible donation

Recurring Gifts – become a monthly sustaining donor today

Check – payable to Ackland Art Museum

Please mail checks to:

Ackland Art Museum
Attention: Mary Gard
Campus Box 3400
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3400

Phone – call Mary Gard, Director of External Affairs, at 919-843-3592

Matching Gifts – many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees

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A Place that has Given Us So Much

“We thought it would be important to find ways to contribute to the community that has given us so much,” said Amir ’06 and Anna ’07 Barzin.

The couple — who met at Carolina — wanted to find a way to give back to the community after recently returning to Chapel Hill to live. When brainstorming about where they wanted to donate their time and money, they both immediately thought of the Ackland Art Museum — a place that combines their love for art and Carolina. Amir and Anna began volunteering when they were invited to join Ackland’s Local Advisory Board. They quickly became familiar faces and active in the work that was being done. “This was a very exciting time for us, when we realized that we would be able to have even more active engagement in the Museum while bringing people together to see how we all could improve the Ackland,” said Amir.

Amir and Anna emphasized how significant it is to have an art museum at a public university. “It is an incredible gift to be able to view and learn about art in such an accessible venue.” The Barzins hope to see the Ackland Art Museum continue to grow and host successful events while highlighting the importance of community involvement. “We want to give back to a university and a community that gave us so much, and we are willing to do that for the rest of our lives.”