Support MPA

Exhibit, Educate, Inspire!

Since 1962, McLean Project for the Arts has connected art and community in Northern Virginia. MPA is a premiere center for contemporary visual art exhibitions and arts education programming, including our award-winning MPA ArtReach.  Your support helps us remain a constant in an ever-changing world, building stronger communities through experience with and understanding of art!

This year marks a major landmark for McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) as we turn 60! As we reflect on all that MPA has accomplished and look ahead to our future, we are reminded that “Art Moves Us” and 60 years later, art continues to be central to MPA’s mission to make art and art education accessible to all in our community.

Join us in building for the future by supporting us as we celebrate 60! We appreciate your support and hope you will join us in this year’s celebrations!

MPA offers these payment options:

Online
Make a secure online or recurring payment with your credit card or E-Check/ACH.

By mail
You can also send a check to:
McLean Project for the Arts
1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean, VA 22101

Learn about donations of securities and Donor Advised Funds

McLean Project for the Arts is a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization, with the tax identification number of EIN #52-1374407. Your donation is considered a charitable contribution under the U.S. Tax Laws. Consult your tax advisor to determine the extent of the applicable tax deduction.

Questions? Email giving@mpaart.org.

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Suggested Donation Amounts

These are examples of how a donation to MPA may be used to directly support our mission-based programming and initiatives.

$25 Art Supplies 
Your donation provides basic art supplies to accompany weekly ArtReach activities. 

$50 Gallery Care 
Your donation allows MPA to open the gallery for COVID-safe exhibition viewing by supporting gallery monitors, cleaning supplies, thermometers, and other precautions. 

$100 – ArtReach for Senior Centers 
A gift at this level provides supplies for an ArtReach program with local senior centers this summer. 

$250 – Summer Camp Scholarship 
Your donation provides 1 scholarship to a financially disadvantaged local student to attend an MPA summer art camp. 

$300 – Best Buddies Programs 
A donation at this level provides the supplies and instruction for our new partnerships with the Langley and McLean High Schools’ Best Buddies programs. Help us expand to other Fairfax County schools!  

$400 – Bus Transportation 
Your donation at this level covers the costs of bus transportation for an ArtReach visit to the galleries from an FCPS Title I school. 

$500 – Live Music 
Support live music at an in-gallery or virtual MPA art event this year. 

$1,000 – FCPS ArtReach 
A gift at this level ensures that student from an FCPS Title 1 school enjoys time in our gallery through our ArtReach program. 

$2,500 – Brzezinski Collection Conservation 
Your gift will support MPA in caring for and insuring the Brzezinski collection. 

$5,000 – Artist Support 
Support local artists by covering the artist and juror honoraria for the winners of MPA’s 16th Annual Strictly Painting Exhibition in Fall 2021. 

$15,000 – Exhibition Underwriter 
A donation at this level makes you an underwriter of an upcoming exhibition. 

Other Ways to Give

This is a unique year for giving and there are many ways to show your support of MPA. Consider gifts of securities, donor advised funds, bequests, and charitable lead and remainder trusts. Please contact MPA about donations by email giving@mpaart.org.

Donor Advised Funds

A donor advised fund, which is like a charitable savings account, gives an individual the flexibility to recommend how much and how often money is granted to a non profit. Check with your financial advisor to request a grant or recurring grants for MPA.

Employer Matching

Many employers will match your charitable contribution with an equal or higher amount if you or your spouse are an employee, retiree, or board member of a company. Check with your company to see if they have a matching gifts program and to request a matching gift form. Email or mail the completed and signed form with your gift to MPA.

Gift of Stock

MPA is happy to work with you on making gifts of publicly traded securities that have appreciated in value.

Please contact MPA for more information about making a gift of securities, and to ensure your account is properly credited.

AmazonSmile is a program that donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases to MPA when you select us as your charity.

If you’re looking for a simple, automatic way to continue supporting MPA, you should start your Amazon shopping at smile.amazon.com. You shop as you normally would on the site, at no extra cost to you, and you don’t need to make a separate account.

Donations apply only for purchases made at smile.amazon.com. Click here to learn how to use AmazonSmile. 

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