Join + Support -|- Support

Ignite enables us to maintain our commitment to free admission and free membership. Your investment supports innovative and inclusive educational programs, helps foster deep relationships with artists, and demonstrates your shared belief in the transformative power of contemporary art. Art and creativity contribute to a thriving community. With your support, together we will sustain the ICA’s strong, vibrant programming for the future.



Ways to Give

Naming Opportunities

Funds from naming opportunities support the building’s endowment.

Program Endowment

Significant endowment opportunities are available for donors interested in supporting specific programs or staff positions.

Cash + Check Gifts

We’d be honored to receive any donation amount. Please make checks payable to VCU Foundation with “ICA” in the memo section. Mail to: VCU Institute for Contemporary Art, Box 843042, Richmond, VA 23284-3042

Credit Card Gifts

Make credit card gifts online or over the phone. Give

Matching Gifts

Use our Matching Gifts Search tool to see if your employer matches charitable donations.

Payroll Gifts

If you’re a VCU employee, you can give directly through your paycheck.

Planned Gifts

Planned gifts help ensure that the ICA will be here for current and future generations. For planned gifts, contact Director of Development Carol Anne Baker Lajoie at or 804.828.2777.

Pledge Gifts

Pledge a gift over time using the ICA pledge form.

Stock Gifts

Stock gifts enable you to make a significant contribution to the ICA while avoiding capital gains taxes. or 804.828.2777.

Tribute Gifts

Gifts of all kinds may be made in honor or memory of a family member or loved one. We welcome the opportunity to create a tribute that reflects the honoree’s passion for creative thought. Contact Carol Anne Lajoie at or 804.828.2777.

Our Supporters

Steven A and Katherine N. Markel
Pamela K. and William A. Royall Jr.

Abby W. Moore
Carolyn K. and John W. Snow
True F. and Charles S. Luck III
Margaret N. and John D. Gottwald
Markel Corporation
The Mary Morton Parsons Foundation
NewMarket Foundation
Helen H. B. and George W. Logan
Patsy K. and Hunter R. Pettus Jr.

VCUarts Pollak Society
The Cabell Foundation
Barbara B. and James E. Ukrop
The Lewis and Butler Foundation
Altria Group
Richard T. Robertson
Victoria B. and Paul H. Saunders


Tiff and Kelly Armstrong | Nancy Brennan Lund | Jil and Hiter Harris | James C. Wheat III | The Gray Family - Elizabeth E. and Horace A. Gray III, Frederica P. and Lawrence L. Gray | The Harrison Foundation | Fannie S. and Gilbert M. Rosenthal | Nancy R. and Scott W. Belleman | Esther and Rudolph Bunzl | R. E. B. Foundation | Marcia and Harry Thalhimer | Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Thalhimer | Deborah and Thomas Valentine | Union Bank & Trust | Alan Kirshner and Deborah Mihaloff | Richard S. Reynolds Foundation | Lilo S. and R. Scott Ukrop | Anonymous | Jay Barrows | The Windsor Foundation Trust U/W | Quincy Cole | Terrell and Elliott Harrigan | The Garland and Agnes Taylor Gray Foundation and Bruce B. Gray | Alice C. and Richard G. Tilghman | James W. Klaus | Christine B. and David E. Cottrell | The Martin Agency | Luck Companies Foundation | Caroline and Joe Murillo | John W. Reynolds | Sandra L. Mihaloff and Philip W. Klaus Jr. | Patrick Kelly and Karen Hansen | Jill and Andy Stefanovich | Ann and Jerry Samford | Christine Kane Plant | Dominion Energy | Melody C. Barnes and Marland E. Buckner Jr. | The Kim and Chris Reichert Family | Ting Xu and Frank Qiu | McGuireWoods and McGuireWoods Consulting


Naming Opportunities

The following naming opportunities are still available at the ICA. To learn more, please contact Rachel Southard at 804.828.1896  or

Outside Garden: $5,000,000
Auditorium: $3,000,000
Gallery 2: $2,000,000
Gallery 3: $2,000,000

Administrative Suite: $500,000
Projection Booth: $250,000
Art Storage: $150,000
Fabrication Shop: $150,000
Mechanical Suite: $150,000

Exterior Sculpted Staircase: $100,000
Catering Kitchen: $100,000
Lobby: $100,000

Lounge Staircase: $50,000
Elevator to Catering Kitchen/café: $50,000
Coat Check: $50,000
Bathrooms (2): $50,000 each

Dock Lift: $25,000
Bathroom (3): $25,000 each
Family Bath: $25,000
Theatre Chairs: $2,500 each

Endowed Positions
Director: $5,000,000
Chief Curator: $2,000,000
Performing Arts Curator: $1,500,000
Education Director: $1,500,000