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Give to the Paine

Make a donation to support the mission and programs of the Paine.

The Paine is a nonprofit organization that relies upon the generosity of people like you! An endowment provides approximately one-third of the Paine’s annual funding, and the remaining two-thirds is raised through donations and fees. The Paine relies upon a breadth of generous individuals and organizations to support the ongoing care and programs of the museum.

The Paine needs your help to fund the museum’s broad and vital scope of educational programs, art exhibitions, garden displays, and historic preservation. Gifts to the organization can be designated to support the Annual Fund, Education Fund, Garden Fund or other aspects of the Paine Art Center and Gardens.

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Garden Fund

Gifts to the Garden Fund support the ongoing care and enhancement of the Paine’s extraordinary gardens. The Paine maintains over twenty garden areas with thousands of plant specimens for public learning, enjoyment, and inspiration. 

The Paine completed a new Formal Garden adjacent to the conservatory in the summer of 2017. A major investment to enhance the Paine estate, the Formal Garden also serves as an educational resource to inspire and teach people of all ages about the joy, practices and importance of gardening.

To support the Garden Fund, contact Annika Holland at (920) 235-6903 ext. 24 or Gifts to the Garden Fund are fully tax-deductible.

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Annual Fund

Gifts to the Annual Fund support the full scope of the Paine’s annual activities, including the continued care of the historic house, art collections, and gardens as well as the presentation of outstanding exhibitions and educational programs. Annual Fund gifts are fully tax-deductible.


Education Fund

Gifts to the Education Fund support quality learning experiences for children about historic architecture, art and nature. Gifts also help ensure that children of all economic backgrounds are able to participate in the educational programs. Education Fund gifts are fully tax-deductible.


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Leave a Legacy

The Paine is a vibrant legacy created through the generosity of Nathan and Jessie Kimberly Paine as well as generous donors who have left lasting gifts through their estate plans. For information about including the Paine Art Center and Gardens in your estate plans or information about making deferred gifts which will continue to provide income during your lifetime, please contact Kathryn Nichols, Director of Development, at (920) 235-6903 ext. 25 or

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Art exhibitions and special events at the Paine provide a wide variety of sponsorship opportunities with key benefits and recognition. With programs and activities for all ages, the Paine is able to provide opportunities that match your individual or company values and giving priorities.

For more information on ways you or your business can help support the Paine, please contact Kathryn Nichols at (920) 235-6903 ext. 25 or

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