As a unit of the University of Mary Washington, the UMW Galleries is part of a state institution that is tax exempt. Contributions to the galleries are therefore tax deductible. Contributions are possible through two convenient ways. Donations made to the ASPIRE/Friends program help support numerous aspects of gallery activities, including exhibitions, special events, educational programs, student training, and collections care.

Donations made to the Thomas Somma Memorial Fund will be used to support outdoor sculpure on the UMW campus.