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Annual Giving

Contact Information

Emily Christian
Manager of Annual Giving
415.750.3555
echristian@famsf.org

Alexandra Higgins
Annual Giving Coordinator
415.750.3508
ahiggins@famsf.org

One of the Museums’ most vital sources of support is our Annual Giving program. This program brings together a dynamic group of individual donors who are passionate about art and dedicated to ensuring that diverse communities have access to our exhibitions and programs throughout the year. These generous individuals are, in turn, enriched by the impact of their contributions on those whose horizons are broadened by their museum experiences.

Annual Giving donors enjoy a host of attractive benefits, including invitations to exclusive events, private tours, and VIP tickets.

Giving Levels and Benefits

Friend $1,000–$2,499 

Fully tax-deductible

View Friend $1,000–$2,499 benefits.
  • Exclusive invitations for two to opening receptions for major exhibitions, curator lectures, and year-round special donor-level events

  • 6 VIP tickets for major exhibitions that can be used without a reservation

  • Invitation to the Annual Donors’ Luncheon, featuring a distinguished guest speaker

  • Unlimited free admission for you and four guests to the permanent collections and all special exhibitions at the de Young and the Legion of Honor

  • Reciprocal privileges at more than 100 museums in the United States and Canada

  • Discounts from 10 to 20 percent at the Museum Stores on all merchandise

  • Complimentary subscription to Fine Arts magazine

  • Recognition in Fine Arts magazine

  • Customized donor e-newsletter with event and program information

Patron $2,500–$4,999 

Fully tax-deductible

All the benefits of the Friend-level plus:

View Patron $2,500–$4,999 benefits.
  • Docent-led group tour of major exhibitions at the de Young while the museum is closed to the public

  • 8 VIP tickets for major exhibitions that can be used without a reservation

  • Annual invitation to a special reception or exhibition viewing exclusively for Patrons and Museum Associates

Curator’s Circle $5,000–$7,499 

Fully tax-deductible

All the benefits of the Patron-level plus:

View Curator’s Circle $5,000–$7,499 benefits.
  • Private docent-led tour and exclusive viewing of select major exhibitions while the museum is closed to the public (for up to 6 people)

  • 12 VIP tickets for major exhibitions that can be used without a reservation

  • Invitations for two to Premier Opening Receptions for special exhibitions, exclusive to Museum Associates

Curator’s Gold Circle $7,500-$9,999 

Fully tax-deductible

All the benefits of the Curator's Circle-level plus:

View Curator’s Gold Circle $7,500-$9,999 benefits.
  • Separate listing in Fine Arts magazine

Chief Curator’s Circle $10,000–$14,999 

Fully tax-deductible

All the benefits of the Curator's Gold Circle-level plus:

View Chief Curator’s Circle $10,000–$14,999 benefits.
  • Annual invitation for two to an exclusive black-tie dinner at the de Young or Legion of Honor

  • Priority reservations for private docent-led tours of select major exhibitions while the museum is closed to the public (for up to 12 people)

  • Opportunity to hold an event in the Piazzoni Murals Room at the de Young at the special donor rental rate

  • Invitation for two to a private reception in the Piazzoni Murals Room during select opening events, exclusive to donors at the Chief Curator’s Circle and higher

Chief Curator’s Gold Circle $15,000–$24,999 

Fully tax-deductible

All the benefits of the Chief Curator's Circle-level plus:

View Chief Curator’s Gold Circle $15,000–$24,999 benefits.
  • An invitation to a curatorial walk-through, prior to an exhibition opening

Director’s Circle $25,000–$49,999 

Fully tax-deductible

All the benefits of the Chief Curator's Gold Circle-level plus:

View Director’s Circle $25,000–$49,999 benefits.
  • Opportunity to hold a private event in the Nancy B. and Jake L. Hamon Tower at the de Young or any space at the de Young or Legion of Honor at the special donor rental rate

  • Private tour of the conservation labs with a conservator (for up to 12 people)

  • Private tour and exclusive viewing of a special exhibition with a curator (for up to 12 people)

  • 20 VIP tickets for major exhibitions that can be used without a reservation

President’s Circle $50,000 and above 

Fully tax-deductible

All the benefits of Director's Circle-level of giving plus:

View President’s Circle $50,000 and above benefits.
  • Listing at the Museums’ highest category of giving on all publications

  • Recognition as a patron or sponsor of a major exhibition or program

  • Unique opportunity to create a custom experience with the Fine Arts Museums

All donors who upgrade will be invited to an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour and cocktail reception.

Join via mail or fax with our printable enrollment form.

Did you know by simply filling out a matching gift form provided by your employer, you may be able to double or even triple your gift? Please ask your HR representative if your employer has a matching gift program.