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We envision a community in Central Washington in which everyone with an interest in the arts is given access to the visual arts through exhibits and education.

–   From the Gallery One Visual Arts Center Strategic Plan


Join us in reaching our goal of $400,000 by making a gift to the Gallery One Visual Arts Center Legacy Fund.

Give today — The immediate goal is to raise $400,000 in initial contributions. Become a founding donor by making a donation through:

  • monthly payments via your bank
  • visiting our website at
  • writing a check
  • transferring stocks

Planned giving – Future gifts through wills and estates will continue the growth to secure Gallery One Visual Arts Center for the next 50 years. In contributing, you recognize the extraordinary value of art in our lives, and community, and for generations to come. Donations and planned gifts make a huge difference.


  • Specific Sum of Money – You may designate a one-time gift.
  • A gift through your Will – A gift through your estate is simple and easy to make.
  • Tax-free IRA Charitable Rollover Gift – The IRA charitable rollover, also known as a qualified charitable distribution, is permanent tax legislation that provides retirees with an incentive to give to a nonprofit and avoid income tax on withdrawals.
  • Savings, Checking, or Investment Accounts – POD (pay on death) provisions can be added to any existing accounts.
  • Living Trust – A charitable gift can be made from a living trust account.
  • Real Estate – A gift of real estate can have numerous benefits.
  • A Gift in Memory or in Tribute – Your gift may remember or honor someone

Goals for the Legacy

Artists – The Legacy Fund provides a conduit not only to assist artists through use of space, supplies, and professional support, but also to market and sell their work.

Art Education – Gallery One Visual Arts Center successfully provides art education to people of all ages. The gallery has recently piloted art education in schools. A Legacy Fund would enable us to enrich and expand art education programs.

Local and Regional Exhibits – Gallery One Visual Arts Center has been the canvas of Ellensburg and the region, maintaining free monthly exhibits and other socially significant art experiences. The Legacy Fund guarantees continuation and expansion of these activities.

Partnerships and Physical Footprint – The success of owning and renovating the Stewart Building has heightened community involvement in art exhibits and education. The Legacy Fund further expands and enriches art exposure to the region.

Sustainability – Being good stewards of Gallery One Visual Arts Center’s resources is important to ensure art and art education for the next 50 years.

Note that the I.R.S. recognizes Gallery One Visual Arts Center as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. Our federal tax ID number is 91-0850195

Give Today

THANK YOU to the following contributors to the Endowment Legacy Fund!

pledges as of 3/31/2021
Benefactors $10,000 +
Denielle Beaulaurier & Terry Abeyta
Jim & Katie Gaudino
Virginia & Grant Green
Phil Kelleher
Tabitha and Joel Klucking
Marty & Kathy Miller
Steve and Sydney Moe
John Flink & Julie Petersen
Paul and Terri Schaake
Don & Joy Solberg
Patrons  $4,500-$9,999
Catherine & Dale Bambrick
David & Carol Cross
George Ras & Mollie Edson
Elizabeth & Brian Frederick
Patricia Cutright & Ken Girrard
Karen Johnson
Carla Kaatz
Mary Ann Macinko
Richard & Virginia Mack
David & Roberta Soltz
Collectors $1,500-$4,499
Leo Adams
Judy & Phil Backlund
Monica Miller & Justin Beckman
Linda Chaney & Michael Burtness
Lisa Davidson
Shawn & Bethany Davis-Corrigan
Mary Frances Dondelinger
Joan Smith & Edward Duncan
David and Corina Fiske
Brad Fitterer
Anita Plumb & Joe France
Dennis and Teresa Francois
Susan Colwell & Ken Harris
Bob Fisher & Carol Hassen
Bruce & Elise Herman
Wendy and Kirk Hinkle
Lynn & Karen Jenison
Sara Jones
Sherry and David Kaufman
Rachel & Jason Kirk
Lisa Murray & Kent Lester
Ken & Leslie Lindsey
Marji Morgan
Joan & John Neubauer
Jane Orleman
Julie Prather
Jean Putnam
Larry and Linda Sharpe
Joan and Duncan Smith
Libby & Warren Street
Ramona Swann
John and Alicia Winbauer
Nancy Worden
Pam Zupan
Friends $1,499 and under
Justin Gibbens & Renee Adams
Jim and Liahana Armstrong
Gregory & Kathleen Beach
Barbara & Jim Becker
Jessie Wells & Ginny Blackson
Tim & Eileen Bow
Maria Cristalli & Marc Brown
Luci & Curtis Bull
Lynn & Karen Burroughs
Steve and Ann Caffery and Abigail Mott
Anna & Winslow Charlton
Gary Todd & Rebecca Craig
Anne Cubillle
William Amo & Debby DeSoer
Merle and Lois Gibbens
Fritz & Joan Glover
Linda & John Graf
Bobbie Halperin
Ruth Harrington
Jane Whitaker & Andrew Hatlestad
Holly Pinkart and Robert Hickey
Carolyn Honeycutt
Angela & Matt Johnson
Linda and Kurt Johnson
Fred & Anne Johnston
Fay Jones
Mark & Belinda Kachlein
Noel Kelley
Cindy Krieble
Lesley Mcgalliard & Rich Layman
Sharon Leishman
Jaden Burroughs & Lynn Leslie
Hal & Gloria Lindstrom
Sherry Luke
Loren Lukens
Charles and Gisela McGehee
Jamie Rosen & Brian Moore
Ed & Peggy Morache
Cheryl LaFlamme & Richard Nicksic
Sherri and Tom Ott
April Ottey
Lene Pedersen
Carol & Jim Pidduck
Kitty Pratz
Rhoda & Jerry Price
Aimee Quinn
Fred & Anne Redmon
Catherine Reed
Janette & Gaylen Ringer
Karma Ruder
Tomas & Shauna Saffle
Edie Rouleau & Gary Severin
Gary Beaven and Greg Sheets
Laura Stanley & Ona Solberg
Dorothy and Fred Stanley
Jodi Hoctor & Patrick Stanton
Darlene Strachan
Kevin Botsford & Cass Town
Bob and Donna Villbrandt
Linda Warren