In 2010, as a part of a strategic plan for artistic and civic leadership, sustainability and growth, the Institute of Contemporary Art launched the Campaign for Leadership and Legacy. 

With a goal of $50 million, the Campaign paves the way for the next phase of the ICA’s development and solidifies our position as one of the most influential forces on artistic, educational, and civic life in Boston. Funds raised for the Campaign will be used to create a healthy endowment that enables the ICA to continue its ambitious mission of presenting groundbreaking exhibitions, commissioning new performances, as well as developing our nationally recognized programming for teen leadership.

Click here to hear Jill Medvedow, Ellen Matilda Poss Director, speak about the future of the ICA.

In the spring of 2014, the ICA successfully completed its $50 million campaign. The $50 million was raised for the ICA’s endowment and operations, paving the way for the next phase of the museum's development and solidifying the ICA as a catalyst for artistic, educational and civic life in Boston. With the completion of the campaign, the ICA’s endowment has risen from $9.6 million in 2010 to $25 million today–a 160% increase–enabling the museum to fortify its position as a center of artistic excellence.

“The ICA’s boards of Trustees and Overseers and our community of supporters and donors lead by example," said Jill Medvedow, Ellen Matilda Poss Director. “They clearly understand the museum's tremendous opportunity to amplify contemporary art’s role as an educator, incubator, and platform for new art and ideas as we follow our mission to demonstrate civic and cultural leadership in the city of Boston and on the waterfront.”

For more information about the Campaign for Leadership and Legacy, please contact Katie Greenberg Mayshak, Director of Development, at or 617-478-3198.

Read the press release: ICA Endowment Grows 160% with Campaign Contributions 

Read the Boston Globe article: ICA campaign raises $50m, elevating endowment, paying debt

Read the press release: The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston Announces Historical Endowment as Part of $50 Million Campaign

Read the Boston Globe article: ICA effort raises $25m as museum looks to future (January 24, 2012)


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