LORETTO – The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art is thrilled to announce the launch of its Annual Giving Campaign, aimed at fostering art education, preserving cultural heritage, and making art accessible to all members of the community.

The Annual Giving Campaign represents a crucial initiative for SAMA as it seeks to expand its impact and reach within the local community and beyond. With the generous support of donors, the museum aims to enhance its educational programs, curate thought-provoking exhibitions, and host engaging events that celebrate the diversity of artistic expression.

"We are excited to kick off our Annual Giving Campaign and invite our community to join us in preserving and promoting the arts," said Barry Newborn, president of the board of trustees at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art. "Through the generosity of our donors, we can continue to fulfill our mission of enriching lives through art and culture."

The campaign offers various giving levels to accommodate donors of all levels, with benefits including exclusive exhibition invitations, private tours, and recognition opportunities. Donations can be made online via the museum's website or by contacting the main office at SAMA Loretto.

As part of its commitment to transparency and accountability, SAMA will provide regular updates to donors on the impact of their contributions, showcasing how their support directly benefits the museum's programs and initiatives.

"We are grateful for the support of our donors, whose generosity enables us to fulfill our mission and create meaningful experiences for our community," added Director of Marketing and Engagement, Erica Kilbride.

For more information about SAMA's Annual Giving Campaign and to donate, please visit https://www.sama-art.org/annual-giving-campaign.

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art main office is located on the campus of Saint Francis University at 112 Franciscan Way, P.O. Box 9, Loretto, PA 15940. The hours of operation are 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday. The museum is an accessible facility and is open to the public free of charge. We suggest a $5 admission donation to help support SAMA’s free and low-cost educational services, cultural event programming, and regional artistic exhibitions. For more information, visit https://www.sama-art.org or call (814) 472-3920 or email loretto@sama-art.org and like us on Facebook and Instagram @SAMAloretto.