Rahr-West Art Museum Charitable Foundation

Mission Statement

The Rahr-West Art Museum Charitable Foundation Inc. exists to provide financial security and support for the museum.

About the Foundation

The Rahr-West Art Museum Charitable Foundation was established to ensure that the museum continues to enhance the quality of life in our community; that it continues to serve everyone as a friendly place where people of all ages and from all walks of life are welcome to discover new dimensions in themselves and the world. Museum admission is always free, and we strive to keep program fees as inexpensive as possible. 

Please know, however, that our exhibits, programs, services, and events are much more than just fun for the entire family. All are led by experienced artists, and they are designed to greatly enrich the lives of those of us lucky enough to live along the lakeshore. It is well documented that exposure to and participation in the arts enhance creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities, as well as improve student performance in other core subject areas. 

The Rahr-West Art Museum has been a community treasure since 1950. Please help us keep its legacy vibrant and meaningful. Please contact us to learn how to make a contribution. The Rahr-West Charitable Foundation is a qualified 501(c)3 organization, which means your donation is deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Contribute to the Foundation

Wondering how you can contribute to the Rahr-West Art Museum Charitable Foundation? Donate Now

  • Include a gift in your estate plan.
  • Include the Foundation in your annual giving of cash, stocks, bonds, or real estate.
  • Name the Foundation as beneficiary of an insurance or annuity policy, bank account, or retirement plan IRA.
  • Create a Charitable Remainder Trust benefiting the Foundation.