Art Lives Through Charity Match

Some of our Presenters have inherited large collections of art and have favorite pieces that they treasure, but sometimes more art than they know what to do with. They wish to see these pieces live on and find their place in the world.

POBA can help our Presenter members, and POBA Friends, by facilitating or placing donated pieces of art with charitable entities. Based on the needs of the organization and desires of the donor, these nonprofits can then utilize the art for their display (hospital, community center, office space, therapy rooms, etc.) or include it in a fundraiser that supports its mission.  If you are interested in learning more about a charitable match, please contact us.

Some stories:

  • A POBA Presenter heir had extra prints from a photographer’s estate. At his request, POBA helped to secure placements with local charities for a selection of these prints, and the artist’s work is alive and in the world!
  • The heirs of an estate contacted POBA about a group of pieces a collector had gathered over his lifetime that needed to be moved ASAP when his home was sold. These works were donated to POBA, and delivered with a list of the collector’s favorite charities. POBA is working to find his art further purpose with nonprofits that were meaningful to this collector in his lifetime, so that his art lives on.

As one of our presenter heirs has said so beautifully, ‘It makes no sense to store paintings.’

If you represent a charity that would be interested in being paired with art donations from POBA artists, please let us know.

To support this matching service, your charitable cash donation as a POBA Friend can help to cover the costs of our staff time in facilitating these matches.