The Future Is Now: Winter 2016 Campaign Update

Campaign Update—Winter 2016

As we begin the New Year, we are delighted to report that The Future Is Now has been making strong progress, with $150 million raised through December 2015. The Campaign continues to energize the entire Museum, whether supporting transformative gallery renovations and new community outreach programs or helping fund critical conservation treatments and innovative special exhibitions.

A particularly exciting Campaign milestone is the recently concluded fundraising effort to create a new state-of-the-art gallery dedicated to daily life in ancient Greece. This space will expand on the trio of thematically organized Greek galleries unveiled in September 2014 by offering visitors a fresh perspective on ancient Greek society. The objects on display in the Daily Life in Ancient Greece Gallery will connect with viewers of all ages through an exploration of topics such as athletic competition, marriage and family life, and trade.

As always, we remain grateful to the entire Museum family for its unwavering support of the Campaign. Your commitment to the MFA and its mission is truly remarkable.

A summary of our progress across The Future Is Now and its priority areas follows.

Total Campaign

$200 million goal

Net Endowment

$130 million goal

Increasing the net impact of the endowment through a combination of budget-relieving and financially stabilizing gifts will ensure the strongest possible foundation for the MFA for the future, and secure the long-term stability of successful programs and critical staff positions.

Recent Gift Highlights

Gallery Renewal

$20 million goal

Our goal is to bring all of the Museum’s galleries and public spaces to the high standards set by recent gallery renovations, the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, and the Art of the Americas Wing.

Recent Gift Highlights

School of the Museum of Fine Arts

$10 million goal

The SMFA has progressed well against its goal of $10 million with gifts to support financial aid, campus renovation, and other strategic initiatives.

Recent Gift Highlights

New Investments

$15 million goal

The MFA aims to make new investments in strategically important areas, focusing on the development of new programs and other visitor experience initiatives.

Recent Gift Highlights

Annual Support

$25 million goal

Annual support provided through the Patron Program, Museum Council, Corporate Membership, SMFA Medici, and other forms of current-use funding is critical to the operations of the Museum and the School, and included in The Future Is Now. While we are excited to have exceeded our goal for this segment, we look forward to raising more support for the MFA’s and SMFA’s annual programs through the end of the Campaign and beyond!

Recent Gift Highlights

This is an extraordinarily exciting time at the MFA. Matthew Teitelbaum’s arrival in August 2015 as the new Ann and Graham Gund Director has been a source of inspiration for the entire Museum community. As Matthew defines a vision to guide the MFA into the future, we feel fortunate to be able to count on the support of the Museum family, and look forward to achieving new heights together.

Barbara Alfond
Co-Chair, The Future Is Now

Richard Lubin
Co-Chair, The Future Is Now

For more information on The Future Is Now, please contact Maria Muller, Deputy Director, at or 617-369-3494.

Campaign Updates

Final Update
Summer 2015
Winter 2015
Fall 2014
Spring 2014