The Mitchell Gallery of Flight is a non-profit organization supported by individuals and businesses in the community. We are not funded by Milwaukee County, the City of Milwaukee or the airport. Your donations will help us fund creation and maintenance of displays, annual Gallery scholarships, and archive. Donations to the Gallery are tax deductible under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3).


There are two easy ways to support to the Gallery:

  1. Give Online via PayPal

  2. Send a Check by Mail:

Mitchell Gallery Of Flight
5300 S. Howell Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53207

For all donations, you will receive a letter of acknowledgement for tax purposes.


The Gallery also welcomes goods and services to help with display, museum and archive upkeep. Items we are currently looking for include, but are not limited to:

  • Fundraising, marketing or museum planning experience

  • Snow shoveling/plowing for our archive office

If you or your organization are interested in learning more and donating, email us.


The Gallery welcomes the donation of aviation and space items related to Wisconsin, especially southeastern Wisconsin and Milwaukee. To talk with someone at the Gallery about your interest in donating, email us.

Terms of Donation

A receipt to the donor will acknowledge the donation of items to the Friends of the Mitchell Gallery of Flight, Inc. (FOMGF).

Acceptance of all donations and loans are subject to the approval, on a case-by-case basis, by the board of directors. At no time will the FOMGF be legally bound by any special requirements for public exhibition, or any other special considerations imposed by any donor (corporate, institution or individual) unless agreed to by the board of directors in writing at the time of donation.

Upon donation, the donor relinquishes all claims to the items and understands that the FOMGF becomes the sole owner of the items. The donor makes no warranties or guarantee as to the condition or functioning of the items donated. It is further understood that the FOMGF is under no obligation or restriction regarding display, use, retention or disposition of the items. In the case of original works of authorship (unpublished manuscripts, paintings, drawings, photographs, etc.) all copyrights held by the donor are relinquished to the FOMGF.

Since the FOMGF is a nonprofit, educational institution within the scope of federal statute 501(c) (3), the value of the donated items can be considered a charitable contribution. The responsibility for establishing the value of the donated items, however, is borne entirely by the donor.