ASPIRE/Friends of the Galleries

Opening Reception Tour Group

The University of Mary Washington Galleries (UMWG) is pleased to announce the ASPIRE/Friends Program. ASPIRE embodies our vision for the future of the Galleries as we strive to improve our operations and service to our audience. The letters in ASPIRE signify core values of the Galleries.

A — accomplish more
S — sustain an important cultural resource
P— participate more fully
I — invest in the future
R — renew a commitment to excellence
E — enrich our educational service

The ASPIRE/Friends Program will provide crucial financial assistance for Gallery activities and will help enhance Gallery presence in central Virginia and beyond.  Chief among the goals for this program is to enable the presentation of educational and cultural events that could not otherwise be realized, to improve care for our permanent collection, to offer internships and career training to students, and to help support an expanded exhibition calendar with a long range goal of including the summer months.

Gallery Talk

We are excited by the prospect of enhanced Gallery offerings and we invite you to be part of this important initiative by aspiring with us through your support.  We offer a menu of participation options from which you may choose.  These include Student, Individual, Family, Contributor, Sponsor, Patron, and Ridderhof Martin Society.

$5 — Student
$25 — Individual
$50 — Family
$125 — Contributor
$200 — Sponsor
$500 — Patron
$1,000 — Ridderhof Martin Society

As an ASPIRE member you will receive invitations to exhibitions, discounted admission to any day trips, the annual newsletter, and recognition in the membership roll.  In addition, Patron and Society members receive special guided tours. All ASPIRE contributions are tax deductible.


Click Here to go to UMW Galleries ASPIRE online giving

For information about how to join the ASPIRE program contact the gallery at 540-654-1013.