Seed Money Campaign 
We are seeking an initial round of seed money capital to launch this venture. We are reaching out to visionary individuals with a passion for art to invest in building this foundation by helping us raise $1,000,000 to launch Phase 1 of The Wearable Art Museum. We have already incurred first step expenditures: printed collateral, business cards, affiliation memberships, attendance at the AAM Conference, Website / email hosting, nonprofit compliance, administrative costs, storage, shipping, insurance and future programming.

Your Contribution of Charitable Donations -Would you consider helping us launch this inspired mission?  Here are ways you can help:
Donation  - A monetary donation can be accepted through PayPal, etransfers, checks, cash and credit cards with a donation receipt. 
Please contact: for information. Here is our EIN#93-1576328 for non-profit 501c3 status. 

Loan - Loan the museum funds at an amount comfortable for you and we would draw up simple documentation using a basic promissory note form. The fledgling Museum of Wearable Art will then be obligated to pay back those funds once it has secured donations to cover the debt. Such promissory notes are often done on a “patient capital” basis, meaning that no strict repayment terms apply except for a final terminal deadline of some gracious period to allow the Museum to raise the money to repay. As the holder of the promissory note (the lender), you may then elect to later forgive the loan once the organization has obtained its official IRS Determination Letter conferring 501(c)3 tax exemption. 

Immediate or Pending Gift  - You may choose to be bold and make a donation to the new entity outright with the understanding that the Museum will immediately file for its official 501(c)3 tax exempt status. The IRS backdates their determination of such status to the origination of the organization. The risk to you the donor is that you may not take a tax deduction on your contribution until the organization has secured its official status.  We expect to have our official IRS Determination Letter of tax exemption to present to you long before April 15, 2024.

In-Kind / Collections Donations - Collections or portions of collections may be donated as a restricted or unrestricted gift. Please keep in mind, physical collections can only be accepted for long term collection at this time if the funding for archival storage is included / sponsored. We accept what we can responsibly care for / store responsibly (when the collection is not on display). You may also donate fine art or other related appraised inventory that can be sold in Lieu of a cash donation.  

THANK YOU! - We have received/been promised the following collections (or portions of collections) which have an estimated value of $500k. We are thrilled to have these assets as part of the of the Wearable Art Museum collection. The requested funds will help us on our journey to precure a building to display and house these assets, present exhibitions and promote artists’ art to wear. 
Marc Cohen – Box Art Dreams, Archives of works from 1988- 2020 (unrestricted gift).
Damasks - Donald Damask Fine Art photography monoprints & Joan Damask fashion textiles.
Betsey Potter – Select items from her personal TV & Film Costume Collection. 
Sculpture to Wear- Select items from her Gallery & personal collection (Lisa M. Berman).
Linda B. Wright – Select Items from her personal jewelry & art collection (unrestricted gift).
Myra Gassman – select items from her jewelry, textile and sculpture collection.
Gabrielle, Wearable Expressions Curator-Wearable Art collection, studio Jewelry , textiles. 
ARTIST donated pieces: 2Roses, Swinda Reichelt, Terri Brudnak, Statements Accessories, etc..

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