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A Beacon of Visual Enlightenment
A museum is born of inspiration not bricks and mortar. What began as a vision shared among local photographers and patrons 35 years ago has evolved into a beacon of visual enlightenment in the heart of Balboa Park. Today, MOPA carries forward the bold vision of our founders to become a center for visual learning, inspiring new generations through the powerful medium of photography and film. We cannot do this alone. Whether you are a long-standing member, a generous donor, a new visitor, or a frequent patron, you are a vital part of the MOPA story. Donate to MOPA today.
Invest in our future photographers and filmmakers by supporting MOPA’s award-winning education programs. The Museum offers numerous educational programs for children, adults and seniors throughout San Diego County and outreach programs that span the globe.
Your support provides scholarships, photographic and film supplies, and bus transportation for our education programs. Make a donation.
Planned Giving and Estate planning utilize the latest charitable estate planning options to benefit both donors and The Museum of Photographic Arts. Whether you wish to provide general operating income or to support a specific department or program at the museum, your bequest expresses your lasting commitment to MOPA. Many planned gifts are directed to endowment allowing the generosity of the donor to live in perpetuity.
Planned gifts may include bequests through a will or living trust. Planned Gifts also include charitable remainder trusts, gift annuities, charitable lead trusts, retirement accounts and life insurance. Some planned gifts provide an income to you and your loved ones, others help with estate planning and succession issues, and most result in significant tax benefits. Express your dedication to the Museum of Photographic Arts by including the Museum in your estate plan.
Endow MOPA through the San Diego Foundation
The San Diego Foundation informs and inspires those wishing to endow their passions for the future of the San Diego region. The Foundation offers expertise for professional advisors, donors and nonprofits as they seek to bring the highest level of community values to life permanently. The San Diego Foundation - A Foundation for Your Passion.
The Nonprofit Partnership Program is a cooperative agreement only and limited to the Endow San Diego Program. No legal connection or inter-organization authority is granted or implied between participants in the program.
For more information on ways to give, contact Selina Hudgins or call 619.238.7559 x300.
MOPA is a center for visual learning, passionately dedicated to sharing and exploring the universal language of photography. Your support will help us fulfill our ambitious mission and create exhibitions that inspire, educate and inform the San Diego community and visitors from around the world.
Exhibition sponsorship at MOPA also offers significant philanthropic and marketing opportunities. It allows you to support a major San Diego cultural institution and to receive substantial exposure and acknowledgment, as well as a tax benefit. For more information on supporting MOPA’s upcoming exhibitions, please contact Selina Hudgins (619.238.7559 x300) or make a donation.