Ways to Give

Make A Gift

Give to Our Annual Appeal

An eye-catching jewel in an oklad, a detail from a miracle, the facial expression of a saint (or sinner): no matter how many times you visit our museum, there is always something new to discover in our unique permanent collection. 

We want to give our collection the best possible care. Some of our icons are in urgent need of restoration. The work of a professional conservator is essential but costly. Your gift will support conservation, as well as other fundamental needs, so that our icons stay on display at the Museum for many years to come. 

For these ancient works, there’s no time like the present. 

To reach our goal of $25,000, the Brose Hie Hill Foundation and generous board members have pledged to match any gifts to the Annual Appeal of $100 and above. 

Support The Gordon B. Lankton Collections Fund

Gordon Lankton was a studious and passionate collector. Through business trips to Moscow, he came to love Russian culture, and the sacred Eastern Christian art of the icon. To continue his legacy, the Museum has created the Gordon B. Lankton Collections Fund, which will ensure his vision is shared by visitors from all walks of life and worldwide. 


If you prefer to donate by mail, please make your check payable to the Icon Museum and Study Center, specify Annual Appeal or Gordon B. Lankton Collections Fund on the memo line, and mail your check to the Icon Museum and Study Center, 203 Union Street, Clinton, MA 01510.

The Icon Museum and Study Center is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization and can receive tax-deductible contributions. Gifts to the Museum directly support the institution’s mission and help ensure the success of its exhibitions and programs. 

Make a Planned Gift

Planned giving is a sound opportunity for a donor to help secure the Icon Museum and Study Center’s ability to carry out its mission into the future. Planned gifts include donations through a will, charitable gift annuities, and gifts of life insurance, charitable trusts, and more. 

You may contact Simon Morsink, Executive Director, to a discuss planned giving or to include the Icon Museum and Study Center in your will or estate plan: .

Make a Gift of Icons

We continue to grow our collection of objects that fit the mission and further the Icon Museum and Study Center’s educational and research goals. We accept donations of icons and use the Gordon B. Lankton Collections Fund to purchase new acquisitions.

If you are interested in donating an object, please fill out the form below and a representative of the Museum’s curatorial team will be in contact. 

It is essential for the Museum to maintain a complete history of the ownership of the objects in its collections. Please complete the donation questionnaire below and forward us any photographs, additional information, or documentation concerning the object, including its exhibition or publication history and details of prior ownership.

Icon Donation Form

It may be possible to claim a tax deduction for your gift: please consult IRS regulations or speak with your tax advisor. Please note that, per IRS regulations, the Museum is not allowed to conduct or pay for appraisals of donated objects.