Donations make it possible for The Schiele Museum to serve thousands of students, families, and visitors each year with programs designed to inspire wonder for science and the natural world. If you want to contribute to instilling a respect for nature and appreciation for the diversity of life then you should consider working with The Schiele Museum as a donor.

Many generous Schiele Museum Members and friends are helping to ensure the future of the museum for many generations. You, too, can help by making a planned gift, a contribution to our Endowment Fund, a Memorial Gift, and even an honorarium. Should you wish, you may restrict your gift to a specific program area or department. Below is a partial list of restricted gift opportunities:

Outdoor Interpretive Sites
Permanent Gallery Construction or Renovation
Collections or Research
Educational Programs

The Schiele Endowment Fund / Planned Giving
The Schiele Museum Endowment Fund was established in January 1998 from a portion of a gift from the Margaret Rankin Beam Estate. Held at the Community Foundation of Gaston County, our Endowment Fund continues to grow aggressively from year to year. 5% of the fund's average balance may be used each year for Museum projects based on approval by our Board of Trustees. One may make a direct cash gift to the Endowment Fund, or use any of the planned giving methods in accordance with IRS rules and regulations.

We are able to accommodate your planned giving needs in many ways. Through the Advancement Office we can accept gifts of stock, insurance policies, vehicles, retirement plans, and much more. To discuss Planned Giving Opportunities, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 704.836.0020.