Friends of the Freer|Sackler Membership Levels

Qualifying contributions include membership for one calendar year and entitle two people to participate in all Friends events.

($) – denotes extra charge
(R) – reservation required


Patron Membership Levels and Benefits

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 Levels and Benefits

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)

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