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.

Make a Donation

Make your gift securely online or mail a check to 323 Franklin Road, Highlands, NC 28741.

Join the Director's Circle

Gifts of all levels are appreciated by The Bascom. Special benefits exist for those who make a contribution of $1000 or more to become members of The Director's Circle.

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 make a donation online, 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.

Donate via Your Donor Advised Fund (DAF)

A donor-advised fund is a centralized charitable account that allows philanthropic individuals, families and businesses to make tax-deductible donations of cash or publicly traded stock to their favorite charitable organizations. DAF Direct enables you to support the mission of The Bascom by giving directly from your donor-advised fund (including Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable or BNY Mellon accounts). Use the widget below to start the process.

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.