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Leadership Circle Benefits

In appreciation for the generosity of Leadership Circle members and their families, the Museum provides the following benefits:

Gifts of $25,000 or more

  • Recognition in the Museum's Annual Report

  • Eight passes to the Museum's Permanent Exhibition

  • Private, docent-led tours of the Museum's Permanent Exhibition and/or special exhibitions

  • Invitations to select Museum exhibitions, events, and programs

  • Eligibility to participate in the Museum's exclusive International Travel Programs

  • Invitation to the the annual National Days of Remembrance gathering in Washington, DC

  • Premier seating at the annual National Days of Remembrance Ceremony at the US Capitol

  • Private briefings with senior Museum leadership

  • 10% Discount in the Museum Shop and Cafe

Gifts of $50,000 or more

(in addition to the benefits above)

  • Name inscribed in perpetuity on the Museum's Donors Wall

  • Invitation to the annual Donors Wall Unveiling Ceremony, with name, inscription, and personal reflection published in the Donors Wall Ceremony Remember booklet

Gifts of $100,000 or more

(in addition to the benefits above)

  • Tour of the David and Fela Shapell Family Collections, Conservation and Research Center

National Patrons

A commitment to sustain your gift at the $25,000 Leadership Circle level or higher annually over five years or more qualifies you as a National Patron, with all the benefits of membership in the Leadership Circle.

Join Us

To learn more about the Leadership Circle or to become a member, please contact Celeste Maier at 202.488.2634 or

To join today, make a gift of $25,000 or more.

Your Leadership Circle gift to the Museum is fully tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.