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Donations Make a Difference

We rely on donations from people like you.

Your contribution, regardless of size, supports The Rockwell Museum and the arts education it provides to the thriving southern Finger Lakes community. Whether recurring or a one-time gift, your contributions allow our team to continue the work of enriching our region and curating an unparalleled museum experience in Corning, NY.

The Rockwell celebrates every supporter who believes in our vision and mission! The Rockwell continues to make positive impacts alongside our community with collaboration, experimentation and zest because of the generosity of supporters like you.

The Rockwell offers many ways for you to show your support and further the Museum’s mission. Read more below to find which is best for you.

Support The Rockwell Your Way

One Time Donations

The Rockwell is grateful for any donation amount that suits your financial standing. Donations can be made online, over the phone, or by mail.



Recurring Donations

Making a recurring donation is a great way to sustain the Museum’s ongoing work. Choose between monthly or quarterly payments in any amount. Donations can be made online, over the phone, or by mail.



Matching Gifts

Many businesses and corporations, including Corning Incorporated, have a generous matching gift program that doubles your donation’s impact. Check with your employer’s finance office for instructions on implementing a matching gift.


Gifts in Honor or Memory

Giving a memorial gift to The Rockwell is a meaningful way to honor a friend, colleague or loved one. These donations preserve the individual’s legacy and help to sustain the Museum for future generations.



Gifts of Stock

Making a gift of securities or mutual funds offers you the chance to support the Museum while realizing important benefits for yourself. By donating appreciated stock you may:

  • Claim a charitable deduction equal to the stock’s fair market value on the day you give it away.
  • Avoid paying capital gains tax.

We recommend that you consult with your attorney or tax advisor for the various tax benefits and restrictions that may apply to your specific situation. We are available to you and your advisors to answer questions or help arrange a planned gift.



Donor Advised Funds (DAF) and Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA)

The Rockwell Museum welcomes gifts through Donor Advised Funds (DAF) and Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA).



The Rockwell works with community partners to raise your company’s profile in the media, onsite with Museum visitors and out in the community with your clients. Sponsoring an event or educational program is a prestigious and effective way for your company to increase its visibility among a highly desirable and diverse group of people. Sponsorship offers the opportunity to establish an emotional connection between your company and the Museum’s members and visitors.

Corporate support directly funds a wide variety of education initiatives, programs and events, and exhibitions–initiatives we thoughtfully plan, implement, and fine-tune to serve our community in the most impactful way. By sponsoring The Rockwell, you are directly linking your company with this powerful work and the fabric of the local community.

We are pleased to work with you and your business to align with your goals of community involvement.



Contact Kevin Falkenberg, Fund Development Manager | 607-974-2333