There are numerous ways you can help us grow. Every donation, no matter the size, makes an impact on the lives of our visitors, featured artists, artists-in-residence, and the greater Bascom community.

Ways to Give

Your support of The Bascom will contribute to the creation of new, mission-driven visual arts experiences for our community.


Become a Member of The Bascom. All new and increased gifts will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $75,000 by a challenge grant from Mary and Greg Thompson. All members receive benefits that include early registration, discounts in The Bascom Shop and more. Please note that general contributions do not include Membership benefits. Join Now!

Director's Circle

Gifts of all levels are appreciated by The Bascom. Special benefits exist for members who make a contribution of $1000 or more to become members of The Director's Circle. New gifts to join The Director's Circle -- or upgraded gifts -- are eligible for a dollar-for-dollar match by the Mary and Greg Thompson Challenge.

Donate Using a Credit Card

Make your gift securely online using the form below or call Autumn Chandler at 828-526-4949 to make a one-time or recurring monthly or quarterly donations.

Send Your Check to The Bascom

Mail check to: 323 Franklin Road, Highlands, NC 28741.

Honor or Memorialize a Friend or Family Member

Make a donation to The Bascom in Honor or memory of someone you love. Simply include that information with your donation when you fill out the form below, call our offices, or mail in your check.

Take Advantage of Stock Appreciation

Transfer appreciated stock to The Bascom and receive two important benefits: you receive both a reduction for the market value of the stock as well as avoid paying capital gains on the stock. PLUS, you make an impact on the Highlands community by supporting The Bascom's programs. To transfer stock, contact Karin Peterson at 828-526-4949 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for instructions on how to transfer stock.

Make Required Minimum Distributions (RMD) from IRAs

Make required minimum distributions from IRAs and other retirement accounts as donation to The Bascom. By transferring your RMD from a retirement account directly to The Bascom, you can avoid increases to your taxable income.

If you are considering planned or estate giving, please contact Karin Peterson for more information on ways to support The Bascom with your estate plans.

The Bascom is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit institute. All gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Please consult your tax advisor for more information.