ICA is a place of possibility and a launchpad for contemporary art and ideas. When you support ICA, you create possibilities for contemporary art to inform, challenge, and inspire.     

Throughout our 60-year history, supporters have made our mission possible, amplifying the voices of countless underrecognized artists. ICA encourages bold experimentation, deep connection, and boundless curiosity with artists and audiences alike—your support makes that happen.

In collaboration with artists and community partners, ICA offers free, accessible, educational, and expansive interactions for visitors across disciplines, ages, classes, races, and abilities. We engage our partners to build inclusive, vibrant creative ecosystems on Penn’s campus, throughout Philadelphia, and beyond.  

Your support enables ICA to flourish as a free and inviting space for everyone—from the local to the global—to grapple with the pressing issues of our time through the lens of art. 

Your support makes ICA possible.

Cash or check donations can be mailed to:  

The Institute of Contemporary Art
Attn: Development
118 S 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104  

Please contact Caroline Tweedy at ctweedy@ica.upenn.edu with any questions. 

 

View ICA’s Annual Report from fiscal year 2023 (July 1, 2022–June 30, 2023) for a snapshot of what we were able to accomplish with your support. Thank you for enabling us to make ICA’s vision a reality.

Support ICA Annual Giving Fund  

Your fully tax-deductible donation to the ICA Annual Giving Fund provides unrestricted support to ICA. This helps sustain our commitment to producing exhibitions and publications that center under-recognized voices, and offering public programs that provide hands-on learning opportunities and encourage scholarship and learning.    

To make a gift to ICA’s Annual Giving Fund, please donate online here. Donors who contribute $2,500 or more to the Annual Giving Fund in a fiscal year are recognized as members of ICA’s Donor Club, our annual giving leadership group. Learn more about the Donor Club in the section below.

Join the Donor Club

Donors who contribute $2,500 or more to the Annual Giving Fund in a fiscal year are recognized as members of ICA’s Donor Club, our annual giving leadership group. As a member of this group, you will be invited to curator-led tours, special ICA events and exhibition previews throughout the year.  

To support ICA through ICA’s Annual Giving Fund and join the Donor Club, please donate online here. For more information about the Donor Club, please contact Caroline Tweedy at ctweedy@ica.upenn.edu. 

Join the Agnes Martin Legacy Circle   

Individuals who share a deep love and appreciation for contemporary art can follow in the footsteps of celebrated artist Agnes Martin, who, from 1975–1976, made a series of gifts to ICA’s endowment that are now worth well over $1 million.   

By providing for the Institute of Contemporary Art through a will or living trust, a retirement plan, life insurance policy, or a life income arrangement such as a Charitable Gift, Annuity, or Charitable Remainder Trust, you will preserve and strengthen Agnes Martin’s original bequest and ensure that the art of our time and its ability to expand and enliven understanding of the world will forever be available to our various audiences.   

To become a member of the Agnes Martin Legacy Circle, contact Christina Yu, Associate Director of Grants and Planned Giving, at (215) 746-1471 or ctamyu@ica.upenn.edu. 

ICA Benefit 

The ICA Benefit is a special evening celebrating the institution and its impact on the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and the global arts community. The festive event raises critical funds to support the many important activities of the institution, including exhibitions, publications, and public programs. ICA is proud to have honored visionaries, artists, and community members with a relationship to ICA and worked with an artist to develop a print for supporters of the benefit each year.

On May 2, the 2024 ICA Benefit will honor our legacy of bold experimentation, deep connection, and boundless curiosity through the arts, and the contributions we have made to art and culture since our founding in 1963. ICA’s Benefit 2024 is more than just a celebration; it’s a chance for us to come together as a community, honor our illustrious 60-year history, and raise pivotal support for inspired learning and meaningful engagement with art and ideas. Come mark this milestone with us in true ICA fashion – with art, joy, and a whole lot of fun!

For more information regarding the ICA Benefit or Benefit prints, contact Julia Fox at (215) 573-0217 or juliafox@ica.upenn.edu

 

 

Enjoy this special thank you message from ICA’s Daniel W. Dietrich, II Director Zoë Ryan to all who support ICA. This video was created to commemorate the close of the Power of Penn Campaign in June 2022. 

 

Featured Images: (Image 1) David Antonio Cruz: When the Children Come Home, 2023. Installation view, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania. (Image 2) Ken Lum, The Curse is Come Upon Me., 2023. Courtesy of the artist and Magenta Plains Gallery, New York. Visitors viewing Moveables during ICA’s Fall 2023 Exhibition Celebration. (Image 3) Exhibition tour with curators and artists of Moveables.
(Image 4) Visitors watching a performance by Los Bomberos de La Calle in ICA’s lobby. All photos by Constance Mensh.

It is with great appreciation that ICA thanks all our supporters. 

Free admission is courtesy of Amanda and Glenn Fuhrman. 

ICA acknowledges the generous sponsorship of Barbara B. & Theodore R. Aronson for exhibition publications. Programming at ICA is made possible by the Emily and Jerry Spiegel Fund to Support Contemporary Culture and Visual Arts and the Lise Spiegel Wilks and Jeffrey Wilks Family Foundation. Marketing is supported by Marc J. Leder, Tricia & Jason Pantzer, Tara Mark Rosenblum, and Brett & Daniel Sundheim. Public and Student Engagement is supported by the Bernstein Public Engagement Fund, Suzanne Weiss Doft & Jacob W. Doft, Stacey & Robert Goergen, Jr., Hilarie L. & Mitchell Morgan, the Nash Family Foundation, Joline & David Stemerman, and by Dana McDonald Strong & Mark W. Strong. Exhibitions at ICA are supported by Debbie & Glenn August, Sascha S. Bauer, Laura Tisch Broumand & Stafford Broumand, Catherine O’Connor Carrafiell & John Carrafiell, Stacey Burke Frost & Benjamin Marc Frost, Jennifer Otto-Klein & John Klein, and by Stephanie & David Simon. Additional funding is provided by The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, ICA’s Board of Advisors, friends and members of ICA, and the University of Pennsylvania. ICA acknowledges The Study at University City as our official partner hotel.  

ICA’s exhibitions and programs are made possible, in part, by the following foundations, corporations, public agencies, and individuals:

 

Institutional Support

 

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
Barbara Picasso Rex Foundation
Daniel W. Dietrich II Foundation
Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation
Edna W. Andrade Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation
Henry Moore Foundation
The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation
Monique Meloche Gallery
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage
Samuel T. Freeman and Company
The Study at University City
Terra Foundation for American Art

 

Endowment Support

 

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Nancy E. and Leonard M. Amoroso Exhibition Fund
Barbara B. and Theodore R. Aronson Publication Fund
Dorothy H. and Martin N. Bandier Endowment Fund
Bernstein Family ICA Fund
Chodorow Exhibition Initiative Fund
ICA Vision: Arthur M. Cohen Fund
DAJ Director of Public Engagement Fund
Daniel W. Dietrich, II Directorship Fund
Carol T. and John G. Finley Fund
ICA Vision: Steven and Cheri Friedman Fund
Glenn (W’87, WG’88) and Amanda (C’95) Fuhrman Fund
GS Gives Ben and Stacey Frost Endowed Exhibition Fund
The Inchworm Fund
Andrea B. Laporte Curator Fund
Marc J. Leder Director of Curatorial Affairs Fund
Marjorie E. and Michael J. Levine Fund
Christina Weiss Lurie Fund
Hilarie L. and Mitchell Morgan Fund
ICA Vision: Lawrence S. Reichlin Fund
Katherine (CW‘69) and Keith (W‘67) Sachs Guest Curator Program
Pamela Spiegel Sanders (C‘78) Exhibition Fund
B.Z. and Michael H. Schwartz Curatorial Travel Fund
Howard and Patricia Bleznak Silverstein Exhibition Fund
David E. and Stephanie B. Simon Endowed Exhibition Fund
Brett A. and Daniel S. Sundheim Fund
Daniel and Brett Sundheim Chief Curator Fund
Daniel and Brett Sundheim Exhibition Promotion Fund
Dorothy and Stephen R. Weber (CHE‘60) Curator Fund
Caroline Gittis Werther and Daniel Werther Endowed Fund
Lise and Jeffrey Wilks Family Foundation and the Emily and Jerry Spiegel Fund to Support Contemporary Culture and the Visual Arts

 

$10,000+

 

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Danielle Anderman
Debbie and Glenn August
Sascha S. Bauer
Julie L. and Lawrence J. Bernstein
Laura Tisch Broumand and Stafford Broumand
Catherine O’Connor Carrafiell and John Carrafiell
Christopher and Cecile D’Amelio
Suzanne and Jacob Doft
Stacey and Benjamin Frost
Amanda and Glenn Fuhrman
Stacey and Robert Goergen
Edward Kane
Janet Kardon
Jennifer Otto-Klein and John Klein
Andrea B. Laporte
Marc J. Leder
Diane and Robert M. Levy
Sueyun and Gene Locks
Alexandra H. and Grayson G. Nash
Tricia and Jason Pantzer
Lori W. and John R. Reinsberg
Jennifer Rice and Michael Forman
Tara Mark Rosenblum
Allison M. and Neil L. Rubler
Katherine Sachs
Stephanie B. and David E. Simon
David Stemerman and Joline L. Stemerman
Dana McDonald Strong and Mark W. Strong
Brett A. and Daniel S. Sundheim
Meredith L. and Bryan S. Verona
Dorothy Altman Weber
Lise and Jeffrey Wilks

 

$5,000–$9,999

 

Cecilie Block
Brielle and Charles Block
Beth Rudin Dewoody
Leslie and Greg Ferrero
Cheri and Steven Friedman
Pamela and David Hornik
Josephine Magliocco
Lisa Plepler
Maria Eugenia Mendez and Daniel Schorr
Katherine Farley & Jerry Speyer
Caroline Gittis Werther and Daniel J. Werther

 

 

$1,000–$4,999

 

Heiji and Brian Black
Amanda Branson-Gill
Lynne Hunter and Jeffrey Cepull
Georgette P. Ciukurescu
Dirk Denison
Raymond J. Learsy
Ken Lum*
Hyomi Jie
George McNeely
Lori Tarnopol Moore and David Moore
Alex Papachristidis
Judith and Jeffrey Poss
Susan D. Ravenscroft
Katie Adams Schaeffer and Anthony Schaeffer
Judith Tannenbaum
Charles and Henry Tisch
John Yaron Wind
Yoram J. Wind
Amy Wolf
Laura and Rodney Zemmel

 

$500–$999

 

Erica Barrish
Anita L. Allen-Castellitto and Paul V. Castellitto
Susan and Cummins Catherwood
Emily and Michael Cavanagh
Jerry Garcia
Naomi Haas
Patricia and Robert Isen
Linda Kronfeld
Kathleen McCarthy
Zoe Pappas
Laura Raab and Donald Krapf, Jr.
Stephanie Roach
Anna and Frederick Steiner
Loren Taufield
Constance H. and Sankey V. Williams
Candace Worth

 

*GIFTS OF LIMITED EDITION ARTWORKS.