Other Options

Naming Opportunities

For information about naming a seat in the Osher Lecture Hall or to discuss other recognition opportunities that are available, please contact Annie Wadleigh, Assistant Director of Development, at awadleigh@meca.edu or 207.699.5015.

In-kind Donation of Materials

MECA accepts a large variety of in-kind donations. New or lightly used items such as water-based paints, cameras and video equipment, lumber, fabric, furniture, and tools are some examples of items we may accept. Due to space limitations, we cannot accept drop-off donations at the College and all materials must be vetted in advance. If we determine that the donation can be used by MECA, we will facilitate the acquisition and send the donor an acknowledgment letter for tax purposes. Maine College of Art reserves the right to display, store, resell, and/or deacquisition any donated personal property if such action is deemed in the best interest of the College for any reason. Please contact Annie Wadleigh, Assistant Director of Development, at awadleigh@meca.edu or 207.699.5015 if you have materials to donate.

Artwork

Maine College of Art does not collect works or objects of art. We may accept artwork with the expressed agreement that we may sell the work at our discretion. This includes, but is not limited to, selling the piece(s) through a direct private sale, fairs, festivals, or by other means. The College reserves the right to exhibit or post the works at its discretion. United States tax code for charitable deductions will dictate the requirement for appraisals and potential tax deduction of any gift of art or object of art. MECA reserves the right to display, store, resell, and/or deacquisition any donated personal property if such action is deemed in the best interest of the College for any reason.

Books

MECA’s Joanne Waxman Library is pleased to receive new and lightly used books, serials, exhibition catalogs, digital media and other library-appropriate materials. All gifts to the library must be reviewed by the Library Director and be consistent with the College’s Gifts Acceptance Policy. Materials may be culled, offered to students, or sold to benefit the library at our discretion. Contact the library at 207.775.5153 or library@meca.edu with any questions.

Real Estate

Gifts of real estate are guided by the College’s Gift Acceptance Policy. One example is the Stephen Pace House in Stonington, Maine, which was given to MECA in 2007 to be used as an artists’ residency and gallery. Originally conceived to be a gift in their estate, Stephen and Palmina Pace decided to give their home during their lifetimes to allow the College to begin using it to benefit young artists right away. The gift also included an endowed maintenance fund for the upkeep of the house. For further information, contact Annie Wadleigh, Assistant Director of Development, at awadleigh@meca.edu or 207.699.5015.