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Your gift makes a difference in the lives of artists.

Questions? Contact our Development Office: 970.924.5052

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Your support is critical to our current and future success.

As the summer comes to a close, we are reflecting on the successful programming in 2023 driven by artistic exploration, the honing of new skills and innovative techniques, and the growth of a diverse and inclusive creative community. This summer, because of generous donor support, we proudly:

  • Awarded 267 scholarships to workshop participants; over 20% of the student base.
  • Partnered with more than 129 colleges and universities, filling workshops with young artists from the top programs in the country.
  • Provided financial support to all 14 summer interns so they could pursue their artistic practice while working at the Ranch.
  • Offered 60+ free public programs, bringing thousands of people to campus —This created accessible opportunities for our artistic community to expand, gather and learn.

Creating these transformative experiences for aspiring artists of all ages and abilities would not be possible without the generosity of our philanthropic supporters.

A gift of $25 or $100 can provide artistic supplies, $500 can help cover studio operations, and $1,000-$5,000 can fund a scholarship student. Every gift, every dollar, makes the Ranch stronger.

Please consider contributing today with a gift of any size to pass on art-making opportunities to others. We owe our success to the engagement and support of our entire community.

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Your donation generates hundreds of opportunities to emerging artists every year.

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Receive invitations to exclusive events and early workshop registration among many other benefits.

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Giving Opportunities

Your Gift is Important

Each year, the Ranch relies on the generosity of our supporters to help cover costs associated with workshops, our Artists-in-Residence Program, community outreach and public events. Your gift will be used to support:

150 visual arts workshops taught by over 150 faculty.

28 residencies for emerging and established artists.

Tyler Mitchell Visiting Artist photo 2021

16 annual visiting artists projects.

Over 10 yearly gallery exhibitions featuring local and national artists.

Over 40 yearly artist talks, where faculty and visiting artists discuss their work.

Community outreach and collaborations with local organizations.

Scholarships supporting over 25% of our workshop students.

State-of-the-art facilities.

Other Ways to Give

Gifts of Art

Throughout the year, Anderson Ranch hosts a wide range of special events, most notably, our Lunchtime Auctionettes in the summers and our Annual Art Auction every August. Our auctions feature the work of our renowned faculty, artistic staff, past residents and pieces from the collections of our supporters and the art community at large. If you have an artwork that you would like donate to Anderson Ranch, please complete the art works donation form and mail or email it to Kimmy Patterson at Thank you in advance for keeping the Ranch in mind for your future art donations!

One form for each contribution, please.

If you would specifically like to donate a piece of work to the Annual Art Auction, please contact our Development Office.

Planned Giving

Planned gifts can help you meet your philanthropic goals and extend your generosity well into the future. Anderson Ranch can partner with you and your professional advisors to design a legacy plan using charitable giving techniques that may preserve your wealth, leave more for your heirs, and lower your tax burdens today.

Please read about Planned Giving here to learn more.

Gifts of Stock

A gift of long-term appreciated stock offers significant tax benefits. The gift is credited for the full market value of the securities, and you may deduct this full amount from federal income tax (if it is within 30 percent of adjusted gross income). Generally, the donor does not pay capital gains tax on the increased value of the securities. To ensure the transaction is handled to your specifications and satisfaction, and to receive proper credit and timely acknowledgment, please contact our Development Office, prior to making a gift of securities.

Gifts of Real Estate

Most real estate has appreciated faster than the rate of inflation and offers great potential in charitable gift planning. We would be happy to explore with you a gift of a home, vacation property, condominium, undeveloped land, or other real estate. For further information please contact our Development Office.

Contact Our Development Team

Ashley Todey

Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

By Phone: 970-924-5051

By Email:

By Mail:

Anderson Ranch Arts Center
c/o Development Office
PO Box 5598
Snowmass Village, CO 81615

Kimberly Patterson

Philanthropy Support Coordinator

By Phone: 970-924-5083

By Email:

By Mail:

Anderson Ranch Arts Center
c/o Development Office
PO Box 5598
Snowmass Village, CO 81615

Our Commitment to Donors

Anderson Ranch Arts Center will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations.

This policy applies to all information received by Anderson Ranch, both online and offline, as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications.

To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.

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