Annual Giving

At PAFA, we are committed to constantly improving our programs, expanding access to the arts, and adding to the vibrant cultural life of Philadelphia. We bring art into under-served neighborhoods throughout the city, train the next generation of American artists, and share our passion for the arts through our world-class exhibitions.

Art has the power to transform lives. It gives young people a voice with which to share their vision with the world and teaches us to see in new ways. With your support of the Annual Fund, we can make art accessible to even more people—from our visionary students to the children and families exploring their creativity through our community outreach programs.

Your tax-deductible contribution to PAFA's Annual Fund provides critical financial support for our art education efforts that awaken imaginations and helps secure a long future of patrons, students, faculty and more—expecting the unexpected through an always-expanding, well cared-for collection.

To guarantee that every art lover who walks through our doors―from the youngest public school student participating in our community art education programs, to our in-the-know gallery visitors and passionate students―will continue to be inspired, make your gift to the Annual Fund today.


PAFA is also pleased to accept tax-free IRA Charitable Rollover gifts, which provide a wonderful chance to maximize your charitable gift and make a difference at PAFA.

How to Make an IRA Rollover Gift


Instruct your IRA administrator to mail a check (payable to PAFA) directly to:

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Attention: Development Department
128 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA  19102

PAFA's tax-emempt ID number is 23-1352256.

Your administrator must enclose a letter along with your check stating your name, the purpose of your gift (e.g. Annual Fund), and notes that it is a qualified charitable distribution from your IRA. This information can also be stated in the memo line of your check.


If your administrator prefers to make a cash wire transfer from your retirement account to PAFA, or if you wish to discuss your giving options in confidence, please contact the Development Department at 215-972-2077 or


  • Gilbert Stuart, <em>George Washington</em>
    Gilbert Stuart, George Washington
  • Marsden Hartley,<em> Flower Abstraction</em>
    Marsden Hartley, Flower Abstraction
  • Historic Landmark Building
    Historic Landmark Building

For questions about ways to make a gift to PAFA, contact the Development Department at 215-972-2077 or