Patron and Circles Membership
As leading advocates, Patron and Circles members bolster the museum’s dedication to excellence and help ensure a strong and dynamic future for the Phillips.
The Phillips Collection’s Patron and Circles members provide substantial, ongoing support to sustain our world-class collection, award-winning education programs and outreach, and engaging public programs.
In addition to unlimited admission to the museum and to our routinely sold-out events, many special opportunities are extended to our most committed supporters.
Circles Levels and Benefits
Find the right level for your support.
Annual Contribution: $2,000-$4,999
Patrons provide critical support for the museum’s exceptional collection, pioneering initiatives in education and community outreach, and engaging public programs. At the Patron level, members join a dedicated community of supporters who enjoy unique, behind-the-scenes experiences at the museum.
Annual Contribution: $5,000-$9,999
The Director’s Circle sustains The Phillips Collection as an intimate, dynamic, and collaborative space for the arts, creating, as our founder Duncan Phillips wrote, “a beneficent force…a joy-giving, life-enhancing influence.” Director’s Circle members enjoy deeper engagement at the museum, including an annual program with Vradenburg Director & CEO Dorothy Kosinski.
Annual Contribution: $10,000-$24,999
The Capital Circle promotes and preserves the legacy of the Phillips as a vital part of the arts and cultural tapestry of Washington, DC. Capital Circle members are invited to participate in special experiences that highlight the museum’s engagement with the broader DC arts community, such as embassy dinners and private collection visits.
Annual Contribution: $25,000+
The Chairman’s Circle is the pinnacle of philanthropic engagement at The Phillips Collection. Giving annually at this level, these members provide crucial funding that allows the Phillips to launch new initiatives and programs that advance the strategic goals of the institution.
For more information on sponsorship opportunities or about Patron or Circles membership, contact:
Elizabeth Temme, Director of Major Gifts
Download the Major Gifts program brochure
The tax-deductible portion of your donation is your membership fee minus the good faith estimate of the value of benefits you receive, unless you waive such benefits. As per the IRS, memberships, which carry a fair market value and provide “personal benefit” to the donor, may not be paid for in full or part through a Donor Advised Fund or foundation. Please consult with your tax advisor for guidance and more information.
All benefits are subject to change.
Support Our Core Programs
Consider directing your philanthropic support of the Phillips to a specific program, initiative, or to the area of greatest need.