Annual Fund

Dancers at Nick Cave exhibition

PEM Annual Fund

What does the Calder and Abstraction exhibition, free admission for children 16 and under and PEM's Teacher Institute have in common? They are all supported in part by contributions to the PEM Annual Fund.

Your gifts also help create significant and defining moments. Like in July when members of a local Boy Scout troop earned their Indian Lore merit badges. Working with one of PEM's Native American Fellows, the boys gained a deeper knowledge of Navajo, Tlingit and Wampanoag cultures. Or the recent Kindergarten Countdown event for Salem students and their families, cohosted by PEM. The free program offered story times, art making and the chance to board an official school bus.

Please support these experiences – and many more to come – by donating to the PEM Annual Fund.

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What is the Annual Fund?
Simply put, the PEM Annual Fund provides a stable source of income to help pay for the museum's basic needs. These tax-deductible donations from members and friends are pooled to help in a range of ways, from buying after-school art supplies to preparing galleries for new exhibitions. Please help us reach this year's goal of $100,000.

Double your impact
Many companies participate in matching-gift programs, enabling you to double your contribution. Check with your employer's Human Resources Department or use the link below to see if your gift can be matched and have an even greater impact.

To make your fully tax-deductible gift to the PEM Annual Fund, you can also:

Call the Development Department at 978-542-1641

Mail your check, payable to the Peabody Essex Museum, to
PEM Annual Fund
Peabody Essex Museum
161 Essex Street
Salem, MA 01970

Thank you!

Donor Rights
In keeping with the standards of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Donor Bill of Rights, PEM gives all donors the opportunity to delete their names from mailing lists that PEM may intend to share. If you wish to remove your name from such lists, you may do so online at our Member Services page or by contacting the membership department at 978-542-1641.