Enriching lives through art and craft

Annual Giving

“The Arrowmont community is resilient and committed to Arrowmont’s mission of ‘enriching lioves through art and craft.’ You are a member of this exceptional community. Oh behalf of the Board of Governors, the staff, instructors, and students, thank you.”
Dr. Steven Gottlieb, President, Board of Governors

Making has a transformative impact on people of all ages, skill levels, and position in society. Enabling life-changing experiences through arts and crafts education is what Arrowmont does.

Whether it is a

  • fourth grader whose self-esteem is bolstered by a day of ArtReach,
  • Vietnam vet who ventures out of his basement apartment to take a woodturning class,
  • West Virginia schoolteacher who saves all year long to afford her week at Arrowmont,
  • art student who wants to hone his skills,
  • senior citizen who finds fun and companionship,
  • renowned artist who comes to teach once a year,
  • or a community member exploring creative options
  • all are welcome and all are part of the community that makes up Arrowmont.

When you make an annual gift to Friends of Arrowmont, you are making a positive impact on the life of another person. By giving to Arrowmont you are helping to ensure that arts and crafts education is available to all.

From artists and educators attending national workshops to local children attending Saturday craft classes, when you give to Arrowmont, you are improving the quality of life for all and producing a lasting impact across the country.

How to Give to the Annual Fund

We’ve tried to make it easy for you by providing a variety of ways to give. If you don’t see what you are looking for, have questions or need additional assistance, please contact Trudy Hughes, CEO at 865.436.5860 or [email protected].

One Time Gifts

The most common method of giving is to donate cash via check or credit card.
Checks should be mailed to:
Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts
556 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Sustaining Monthly Gifts

We invite you to make your gift to Arrowmont with an on-going automatic monthly gift, payable through PayPal, by credit card or electronic funds transfer. Select “Make this a monthly donation” button on PayPal when you give a gift online. To use your credit card, call us and give the number and the amount you wish to give each month. For EFT, contact your bank for the appropriate form. For more information or to make a gift, call Trudy Hughes, CEO, 865-436-5860 or email [email protected].

Matching gifts ・ Double the impact of your gift

Many companies match their employees’ charitable contributions. To learn if your company will match your gift, check with the appropriate person or department (usually human resources or community relations). There is often an established procedure or form to complete. If you have questions, we are here to help. Call Trudy Hughes, CEO 865.436.5860 or email her at [email protected].


Pledges are deferred gifts. Arrowmont’s policy is to allow up to five years to complete a pledge. Pledges may be unrestricted or for a specific purpose. They may be gifts of cash, by credit card over a period time, or one of the methods listed below. Click here for a downloadable pledge form. Or call or email Trudy Hughes, CEO 865.436.5860, [email protected].

Bequests, Gifts of Stock and Other Planned Giving Options

Bequests through a will, gifts of stock and other forms of structured or well-planned giving provide the opportunity to give from your total wealth at a lower cost to you. Examples of planned giving include:

  • bequest through a will
  • transfer of stock
  • real estate
  • retained life estate
  • life insurance
  • retirement plan
  • charitable gift annuity
  • charitable remainder trust
  • charitable lead trust

To discuss your options and make arrangements for a planned gift, contact Trudy Hughes, CEO at 865.436.5860 or [email protected].

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