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Annual Giving

Maintaining an art museum is a bit like running your household. We must maintain a comfortable climate – heating and cooling – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We must keep the lights on and maintain security, even when we are not open to the public. And, when we are open, the building is bustling with visitors, educators, curators, programs, films and activities to increase your connection with art.

Contributions to the DIA Annual Fund provide ongoing operational support for those educational programs and special exhibitions, as well as for general expenses associated with running the museum. Your annual support makes it possible for the doors to be open and the galleries staffed when guests arrive, and for the building and collection to be protected and secure when you've gone home.

Donate to the Annual Fund

  • Make a secure contribution online
  • To donate by mail, please make your check payable to the Detroit Institute of Arts and mail to:
    DIA Annual Fund
    Detroit Institute of Arts
    5200 Woodward Avenue
    Detroit, Michigan 48202-9930
  • Or contact:

    Peggy Falcon


    Jessica Stephens, CFRE
    Annual Fund Officer
    jstephens@dia.org
    313.833.6760


Planned Giving

Consider including a gift to the DIA in your will or revocable living trust of a percentage of your estate. This flexible donation option allows you to make an impact without giving up any assets today. Return the attached survey to request sample language you can share with your attorney to complete your gift. Click here for more information.