Be a part of something special!

Whether you give $1 or $1 million, your gift will make a difference. Every gift is tax-deducible, with an impact that reaches more than 42,000 Museum visitors each year and thousands more who access the Museum online.

Thank you

Why Give?

When you donate to CFMA, you and the Lower Cape Fear community benefit economically and socially.

  • Tax-deductible donations
  • Sense of purpose
  • Keeps you informed
  • Improve your sense of well-being
  • Making a difference

We rely on what you give to preserve the region’s history, science and cultures from 10,000 BCE through the end of the 20th century. Thank you!

How to Give

  • Online via Paypal

    Donor Levels

    If you’d like to contribute an alternate amount, use the donate button below.

  • Phone: 910.798.4372 or Email:
  • Wire Transfer: Contact the development office at 910.798.4372
  • Mail:
    Development Office
    814 Market Street
    Wilmington, NC 28401

Gifts can be made in memory or honor of someone.

Gifts of Securities

A charitable contribution of stock to Cape Fear Museum may be deducted from your income taxes in the amount equal to the full fair market value of the security on the date it is given. To take full advantage of a stock gift, the shares need to be transferred directly to Cape Fear Museum. If you would like to make a gift of stock and would like information on how to complete the transaction, please contact the development office at 910.798.4372 or email.

Matching Gifts

You can increase the impact of your gift if your company matches charitable contributions. For more information, contact your company’s personnel office for the necessary forms. Mail completed forms with your contribution to the Museum’s Development office at the address below:

Development Office
Cape Fear Museum
814 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Planned Gifts

Supporters can provide legacy gifts for Cape Fear Museum through a bequest specified in your will, by making the Museum a beneficiary of your retirement plan or life insurance policy, or by establishing a charitable trust. A planned gift to Cape Fear Museum will help ensure the museum’s sustainability for future generations for visitors, researchers, and scholars. It also can provide significant tax benefits to your estate. Have you included Cape Fear Museum in your estate plans? To learn more about planned giving opportunities, contact the development office at 910.798.4372 or email.

Corporate Support

Companies looking to reach the Lower Cape Fear region audience, as well as history and science lovers across the country, are invited to partner with Cape Fear Museum through support for exhibitions, educational programs, or special events. To learn more about corporate sponsorship, including recognition opportunities and benefits, contact the development office at 910.798.4372 or email.

Cape Fear Museum Associates, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that exists to ensure the success of Cape Fear Museum of History and Science. We rely on annual, tax-deductible memberships and donations to help fund exhibitions, educational programs and community awareness. Your support helps preserve the Museum’s 52,000 artifacts and provides opportunities for the 46,000 yearly visitors of all ages to explore the history, science and cultures of the Lower Cape Fear region.