Friends of the Freer|Sackler

Join other lovers of Asian and American art by becoming a member of the Friends of the Freer|Sackler, our distinguished group of contributors. As a Friend, you receive insider access to the museums as well as other special benefits to show our appreciation of your generous support. Qualifying contributions include membership for one full year that entitles two people to participate in all Friends events.

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($) – Denotes extra charge
(R) – Reservation required

Patrons’ Circle ($1,500–$2,999)

The value of benefits is $325; the remainder is tax-deductible.

  • Monthly insider opportunities, such as curator-led tours
  • An invitation to VIP exhibition opening receptions
  • An invitation to the annual Friends Day and Dinner ($)
  • An invitation to Freer│Sackler galas ($)
  • An invitation to travel on curator-led tours of museums and collections in the United States ($)
  • One publication related to art (selected by F│S staff)
  • Subscription to the Friends monthly e-newsletter
  • Priority reserved seating at concerts and films (R)
  • Discounts in the Smithsonian’s museum shops
  • Discount subscription to Orientations magazine

Director’s Circle ($3,000–$4,999)

The value of benefits is $555; the remainder is tax-deductible.
Enjoy the privileges of the Patrons’ Circle, plus:

  • An invitation to participate in curator-led international tours ($)
  • An invitation to the Friends weekend in New York City during Asia Week ($)
  • An invitation to the annual Friends Day and Dinner
  • One additional publication related to art (selected by F│S staff )

Founders’ Circle ($5,000–$9,999)

The value of benefits is $625; the remainder is tax-deductible.
Enjoy the privileges of the Director’s Circle, plus:

  • Prominent listing on donor panels displayed in the Freer and Sackler buildings
  • Discounted accommodations at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, DC (offered upon availability at time of booking)

Sponsors’ Circle ($10,000–$19,999)

The value of benefits is $725; the remainder is tax-deductible.
Enjoy the privileges of the Founders’ Circle, plus:

  • A personalized tour of the collection and cocktails for you and four guests (upon request)

Leadership Circle ($20,000 and above)

Members of the Leadership Circle provide the museums with crucial funding for special projects identified by the Freer│Sackler director. Members vote each year to apply a portion of the Leadership Circle’s annual giving to one of these projects.
The value of benefits is $1,125; the remainder is tax-deductible.
Enjoy all privileges of the Sponsors’ Circle, plus:

  • An invitation to a dinner with the director and a curator of your choice
  • Recognition in all support materials for the project that is directly funded by your donation
  • An invitation to an annual dinner with members of the Board of Trustees

Associate Membership

Contributors’ Circle ($250–$499)

The value of benefits is $35; the remainder is tax-deductible.

  • An invitation to one special event (R)
  • Priority reserved seating (if available) at select films (R)
  • One publication related to art (selected by F│S staff)
  • Subscription to curatorial and associates e-newsletters
  • 25 percent discount on a subscription to Orientations magazine

Supporters’ Circle ($500–$1,499)

The value of benefits is $80; the remainder is tax-deductible.
Enjoy the privileges of the Contributors’ Circle, plus:

  • An invitation to one exhibition opening reception for the Friends (R)
  • An invitation to one curator-led exhibition tour (R)

The Friends Council

This dedicated group of Friends serves on the Freer|Sackler’s only fundraising advisory board.
Lisa Jorgenson, Co-Chair
Robin Berrington, Co-Chair
Steven Adkins
Christina Carr
Lucy Conboy
Ronald Costell
Christine Freidel
Helen Hsing
Nancy K. Mannes
Gale Awaya McCallum
Iris Miller
Larry Miller
May O’Brien
Susan Papadopoulos
David Rehfuss
Hedy Rehfuss
Dorothy Robins-Mowry
Martha Rosacker
Marsha Swiss
Heidi Werntz
Sidelle Wertheimer
David Yao
Penny Yao