Annual Giving

Contact Information

If you would like to join or renew as a Friend, Patron, or Museum Associate or for more information about Annual Giving, please contact:

Emily Christian
Associate Manager for Annual Giving
415.750.3555
echristian@famsf.org

The Annual Giving Program brings together an important and dynamic group of individuals who share a passion for art and the Fine Arts Museums. Their gifts provide vital support for our exhibitions, education programs, and the care of our collections. Annual Giving donors receive a host of attractive benefits, including invitations to exclusive exhibition openings, private tours, and VIP tickets for exhibitions.

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.