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Support Spiva

Through the generosity of patrons like you, George A. Spiva Center for the Arts is able to enrich lives through the visual arts.There are many ways to support Spiva. You can give the gift of membership, donate through your business or workplace, volunteer, sponsor a program or event, underwrite an exhibit – the options are endless. If you have questions or need more information please reach out.

Corporate Partnership

Partner with us to make art an everyday experience and showcase your company’s commitment to enriching our community

Annual Fund Drive

With your support, we can continue to enrich lives, through visual arts, for people of all ages. Help us reach our annual goal of $45,000.

Fundraising Events

Each year, a variety of fundraising events are hosted by Spiva, with sponsorship opportunities included.

Additional Ways to Give


Support Spiva Center for the Arts for generations to come by contributing to the Spiva Endowment Fund.

Spiva Center for the Arts provides its visitors with enriching visual art experiences. In addition to creating outstanding exhibitions from Spiva’s permanent collection, Spiva has welcomed exceptional exhibitions from artists from all over the United States, including support of local and regional artists.

Exhibition underwriters help Spiva offset the costs associated with producing large-scale, world-class installations. These expenses include shipping and crating, curatorial planning, exhibition design, and marketing.

Spiva Center for the Arts connects visitors with art, one another, and the world. Developing a love and appreciation for the arts can be a lifelong journey. Spiva welcomes even the tiniest of visitors.

Underwriting gifts for all Learning and Engagement programs provide for the cost of the program, including art supplies, staffing, and printed materials. Funding ensures that these programs continue throughout the year.

The Artful Impact Outreach program at Spiva provides art education, enrichment in the visual arts, and a creative outlet to individuals who may not otherwise be able to experience Spiva.

Underwriting for Artful Impact helps cover the cost of supplies, including specially-trained teaching artists.

  • Cash
  • Donor Advised Funds – Contribute to a donor-advised fund and enjoy a tax savings on that amount when you itemize.
  • Appreciated Stock – You may enjoy two tax benefits with a gift of appreciated stock: Avoid paying taxes on the appreciated value, and qualify for an income tax charitable deduction based on today’s market value, when you itemize.
  • IRA Charitable Rollover – If you are age 70 1/2 or older, you can give any amount up to $100,000 per year to Spiva from your IRA account. You will not pay income taxes on the transfer. If you are age 72 or older, you can use this transfer to satisfy your required minimum distribution.

Memorial contributions are a touching way to let the family know that your thoughts are with them. When you make a memorial contribution, the family is notified of your thoughtful donation. You can make a memorial contribution online at give.spivaarts.org

  • Gift in your will or trust
  • Designation as a beneficiary of your IRA or qualified retirement plan
  • Beneficiary designation of your checking, savings, and/or investment accounts
  • Gift of a new or existing life insurance policy
  • To extend the support you have offered Spiva throughout your lifetime, consider including Spiva in your estate planning

To learn more about making a gift to support one of the above areas, please call Heather Lesmeister, Executive Director, at 417-621-9811 or email heather.lesmeister@spivaarts.org

Gift the Gift of Art

Donate today to make a difference in the lives of people throughout Joplin and the surrounding communities.

Contact Us

Location & Hours

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Wednesday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Thursday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Friday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Saturday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Sunday: Closed

212 W. 7th Street
Joplin, M0 64801