Art in Mind at The James Museum is an innovative initiative that offers a discussion-based in-gallery experience for adults with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Developed in collaboration with the University of South Florida’s Judy Genshaft Honors College, specially trained museum docents and undergraduate students facilitate an hour-long tour designed to promote expression, connection and an overall positive experience through the exploration of art.

Art in Mind is made possible through philanthropy. You will make it possible to create a space for connection, expression and enjoyment through art. Your gift allows The James to serve both adults with dementia and their caregivers, making a difference in their lives. Thanks to the generous support of an anonymous donor, your gift to support Art in Mind will be matched dollar for dollar, doubling your impact!



Museums for All is an initiative of the Institute of Museum and Library Services. YOU can help eliminate the cost of admission so our neighbors receiving food assistance can enjoy all the magic and wonder here.


The Art for All fund provides free educational opportunities for adults and children receiving food assistance, including providing bus transportation for Tier 1 schools to visit the museum. YOU can make it possible for people of all backgrounds to visit The James Museum regularly and build lifelong museum-going habits.


The James Museum Collection Care Fund provides funding to be used for the maintenance and conservation of the permanent collection. The permanent collection consists of approximately 400 works of art selected from over 3,000 pieces acquired by Tom and Mary James over their 50 years of art collecting.

Donations of $1,000 and above may be made to the Collection Care Fund. Gifts of $50,000 and above may be recognized on a mutually agreeable work of art in the permanent collection. Recognition is noted on the placard placed by the artwork.


give online

Donations to The James Museum are fully tax-deductible and can be made securely at the link below.  A letter of acknowledgment will be emailed to the address you provide, for your tax records.

A gift to honor or memorialize a loved one may also be made online. This is a wonderful way to pay tribute to someone and support The James Museum. Notification of your gift is sent to the individual or the family of those who are being honored or remembered.

give by telephone

If you prefer to make your gift by phone, please call Debbie Sokolov, Deputy Director for Development & Communications at (727) 892-4200, ext. 1034.

give by mail

Checks made payable to The James Museum may be sent to:

The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art
150 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL  33701
Attn: Development Office

Please note that it is a donation. If it is a gift to honor or memorialize a loved one, please be sure to include the purpose, and the name and address where the tribute card should be sent.

gifts of stock

Please provide the following information to the transferring broker:

Account number: 349U3908
DTC Number:  0725
Clearing Broker:  Raymond James Financial

Melissa Jaeger
880 Carillon Parkway
St. Petersburg, FL 33716

legacy gifts

Create a lasting legacy by naming The James Museum as a beneficiary in your will, trust, or other planned giving vehicle. Your gift is not only meaningful but can make a significant gift to support our mission.

To discuss further, please contact Debbie Sokolov, Deputy Director for Development & Communications at 727.892.4200, ext. 1034.

naming opportunities/corporate partnerships

Donors may have the opportunity to reserve naming rights for exhibitions, programs, or specified museum spaces. This is a great option for corporations and local businesses to support The James Museum.

For further information, please contact Debbie Sokolov, Deputy Director for Development & Communications at 727.892.4200, ext. 1034.


$15,000 – May provide rental fee for one special exhibition

$10,000 – May provide student art show showcasing art from K-12 Pinellas County School Students

$5,000 – May provide appreciation luncheon for 60 docents who lead tours for over 3,000 students each school year

$3,000 – May provide Teacher’s Night Out at The James Museum for K-12 and college/university educators

$500 – May provide free admission to 25 adults who are receiving food assistance

$300 – May provide free admission to 10 students who are receiving food assistance

Thank you to our partners

Please contact the Development Office at 727.892.4200, ext. 1034 with any questions regarding the above or other ways of giving not mentioned.