Annual Fund Giving

Show your love for the Mennello Museum by giving to the Annual Fund today!

Now in our 21st year, you count on the Mennello Museum to provide immersive, relevant exhibits and programs year-round. Today, the museum needs your support to continue to be your place of inspiration, learning, respite, and entertainment, in the near and far future. Gifts of any size to our Annual Fund will help ensure that future.

While the City of Orlando generously provides the building and operating costs for the museum, it’s up to the Friends of the Mennello Museum, a 501c3 nonprofit, to provide the quality exhibits and programming. Donors like you, along with grants and sponsorships, make this possible. We constantly strive to be the best stewards of your donations, and to bring you the best possible experiences with American art.

Purchases 2 packs of water color paper for a student activity
Buys canvases for Community School of the Arts students
Gives 20 veterans or military members free admission to the museum
Purchases all the art supplies for one monthly Free Family Funday
Pays for 20 hours of professional artist-led instruction, for workshops & more
Gives a stipend to a grad student for an internship at the museum

We now have the option for monthly auto donations! If you give $100 to our Annual Fund, selecting auto renew for 12 months, your card will be charged $8.33 per month (the cost of two cups of coffee!). Or, a $250 gift is just $20.80 per month!

Did you know: For 2020 tax returns, the CARES Act will allow you to deduct up to $300 of your gift over your standard charitable deduction if you do not itemize your taxesIf you do itemize, the existing cap on annual contributions has been raised from 60% of adjusted gross income to 100%.

Many thanks to our friends of the museum who have given to the Annual Fund in 2019-2020

Craig Borkon, Mary & John Gilbert, Maria & Nick Guerrero, Deberah Hayle, Pat & John Mica, Joseph Morgan, and Mari & Jim Moye.

Your gift supports

•  Rotating and permanent exhibitions of the highest quality – with international, national, and local artists – in the 2018-19 season we featured 42 artists!

•  Programs for seniors, adults, and children – including custom programs & tours for groups of all abilities & interests.  

•  Reaching Central Florida residents & tourists with quality, affordable art experiences – including 2,200 children & caregivers at our monthly Free Family Funday last year.

•  Outreach to our neighbors, bringing art to schools, festivals, and other events – we reached over 22,000 art lovers of all ages at the museum and out in the community in 2019, with 379 opportunities for engagement