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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

Donors

Friend ($1,000–$2,499)

Donors receive the following exclusive privileges:

  • 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)

Donors receive the following exclusive privileges:

  • 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
  • Invitation to a special annual day trip featuring visits to private art collections, artists’ studios, and museums in the greater Bay Area
  • Annual invitation to a special reception or exhibition viewing exclusively for Patrons and Museum Associates
  • All other benefits listed above

Museum Associates

Curator’s Circle  ($5,000–$7,499)

Donors receive the following exclusive privileges:

  • Private docent-led tour and exclusive viewing of select major exhibitions while the museum is closed to the public (for up to 6 people)
  • Opportunity to travel with the Museums to explore artistic and cultural treasures in the United States and abroad
  • 12 VIP tickets for major exhibitions that can be used without a reservation
  • Annual invitation for two to a Premier Opening Reception, exclusive to Museum Associates
  •  All other benefits listed above

Curator’s Gold Circle ($7,500-$9,999)

Donors receive the following exclusive privileges:

  • Separate listing in Fine Arts magazine
  • All other benefits listed above

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

Donors receive the following exclusive privileges:

  • 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 at-cost event in the Nancy B. and Jake L. Hamon Tower at the de Young
  • Invitation for two to a private reception in the Piazzoni Murals Rooms during select opening events, exclusive to donors at the Chief Curator’s Circle and higher
  • Priority reservations on Director-led trips
  • All other benefits listed above

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

Donors receive the following exclusive privileges:

  • An invitation to a curatorial walk-through, prior to an exhibition opening
  • All other benefits listed above

Director’s Circle ($25,000–$49,999)

Donors receive the following exclusive privileges:

  • Exclusive walk-throughs prior to exhibition openings
  • Lunch with the Director of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
  • Opportunity to hold a private event in the de Young or Legion of Honor at cost
  • 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
  • All other benefits listed above

President’s Circle ($50,000 and above)

Donors receive the following exclusive privileges:

  • 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 other benefits listed above

All donors who upgrade will be invited to a special event with the Director of Museums.

Join via mail or fax with our printable enrollment form.