Your valuable support will assure the continuation of Gari Melchers Home and Studio’s exhibitions and educational programs and the maintenance of our buildings and permanent collection.


Donate, Join or Renew


To become a Friend of Belmont please fill out the Friends of Belmont Membership Form and mail to  Membership Manager Jennifer Pinkerton.  You may also join by contacting Jennifer via phone by calling 540-654-1842.

Directions for Online Memberships

Visit University of Mary Washington Online Giving

1. Complete the “About You” section.

2. Complete the “Your Gift” section, by entering the amount of your membership level or gift. From the “Please allocate my gift to” drop-down menu, please choose “Friends of Belmont.”

3. Complete the remainder of your information and press the “Submit” button to complete your online gift or membership.

4. Your transaction will be confirmed by Gari Melchers Home and Studio, and a receipt will be issued by the UMW Foundation.

Membership Categories


Individual ($50)

Free admission for cardholder; 10% Museum Shop discount; Program and trip discounts; Invitation to Members-Only Holiday Reception; Monthly Newsletter

Household ($75)

All Individual benefits, plus Free admission for up to four household members.

Artisan ($150)

All Household benefits, plus five guest passes

Supporter ($250)

All Artisan benefits, plus one 50% Museum Shop discount coupon.

Patron ($500)

All Supporter benefits, plus one 10% discount on Studio Pavilion rental fee for one private event

Studio Society ($1,000)

All Patron benefits, plus invitation to annual University of Mary Washington Arts & Culture reception, and 25% discount on Studio Pavilion rental fee for one private event.

New members receive a set of two museum handbooks – The Gift of Belmont and The Story of Gari Melchers.