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
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
All the benefits of the Friend-level plus:
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
All the benefits of the Patron-level plus:
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
All the benefits of the Curator's Circle-level plus:
Separate listing in Fine Arts magazine
Chief Curator’s Circle $10,000–$14,999
All the benefits of the Curator's Gold Circle-level plus:
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
All the benefits of the Chief Curator's Circle-level plus:
An invitation to a curatorial walk-through, prior to an exhibition opening
Director’s Circle $25,000–$49,999
All the benefits of the Chief Curator's Gold Circle-level plus:
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
All the benefits of Director's Circle-level of giving plus:
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
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