FAM & TFM Gala Appeal 2020

All tax-deductible gifts will be split evenly between Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers' Museum

A fundraising campaign for Fenimore Art Museum

The COVID-19 crisis has impacted all of us, but its effect on local schools is particularly concerning. Our students, along with their teachers and administrators, have had to deal with a sudden departure from school, the subsequent shift to online instruction, and budgetary pressures in the uncertain year ahead.


In response, Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers' Museum are actively working with school districts in our area to develop high quality distance learning using our collections as a rich source of curriculum-based content. We need your help to make these programs free of charge to these schools. In lieu of holding the Gala this year, we are making this special appeal to give our students the quality education they deserve. 


Please consider donating the same amount you would in an ordinary year for our annual summer gala, to help some extraordinary kids reach their potential. ALL of the proceeds from this appeal will go directly to serving our local school districts. Together, we can make this coming school year meaningful, enriching, and pivotal in securing our community's future. Thank you for coming through for these kids in their time of greatest need!

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About the Organization

Located on the shores of Otsego Lake, in historic Cooperstown, New York, the Fenimore Art Museum features an internationally recognized collection of American art and has become renowned for its summer season exhibitions.