Support the Phillips


Your Gift Matters

No matter what its size, your gift will play an invaluable role in the future of the museum and have an impact on all who come to enjoy the Phillips.

Unrestricted gifts go toward a wide range of needs at the Phillips, including maintenance of the 1897 Phillips house and expanded modern facilities, outstanding special exhibitions, engaging educational outreach, and the conservation of works of art. General support nurtures the museum's growth, empowering the Phillips to reach out in exciting new ways to our community and beyond. These tax-deductible gifts go directly to areas of greatest need within the museum.


Donate Now


Please call 202.387.3036

Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am–5 pm
Sundays, noon–7pm
(except Federal holidays)

You will be asked to supply all information requested on the Donation Form.


Please print the Donation Form, fill it out, and send it to:

The Phillips Collection
Development Department
1600 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009

Support Music

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, the success of the past 77 years of Phillips Music secures a strong road map for the future. Gifts made to the 2018/2019 season will guarantee the legacy of music at the Phillips while enabling our programming to grow.

We invite you to join us in celebrating the 2018/2019 season by making a gift in support of Phillips Music:

The Phillips attracts world-renowned artists to our Sunday Concerts. Bringing these musicians to Washington, DC, comprises the bulk of Phillips Music’s budget, covering performance fees, travel costs, hotel stays, and other related expenses. Select a concert or more from the expertly curated season to underwrite and be recognized as a concert underwriter for that performance and be acknowledged as a Season Sponsor in Phillips Music materials for the full season. Options for underwriting a concert begin at $10,000 and are fully tax deductible. (Enjoy the full benefits of becoming a Season Sponsor by adding the $1,520 non-tax deductible value to your gift.)

Sponsorship opportunities begin at $5,000. In addition to enjoying the benefits associated with the Phillips Chamber Society, Season Sponsors receive exclusive seating at all Sunday Concerts and Leading International Composers performances, special recognition in promotional materials for the 2018/2019 season, and other special opportunities to engage with Phillips Music. ($3,480 tax-deductible)

Consider joining the Phillips Chamber Society by adding a $2,500 gift to your Dual/Family or higher level of membership. ($980 tax-deductible) Benefits include:

  • Two guaranteed tickets to all Sunday Concerts and Leading International Composers performances
  • Priority access to seating
  • Advance e-mail notification of concert programming
  • Acknowledgment in concert programs
  • An exclusive CD of  highlights from the season’s concerts

A current or legacy gift to endow Phillips Music allows the Phillips to expand its impact, engage still more diverse communities, build creative conversations with partners around the globe, and interact with a broader community of artists. Endowment gifts are fully tax-deductible.

For more information about supporting Phillips Music, contact:

     Development Department
     202.387.2151 x250

Support the Library and Archives

The Phillips Collection has a long-standing commitment to supporting research into modern art through its on-site library and archives. In 2006, the library and archives moved into a new, modern library space. Since then, an ambitious, multiyear cataloging initiative has allowed the library to launch an online catalog, which includes finding aids, oral histories, and other resources.

You can help the Phillips library and archives to continue moving forward as a high-quality, specialized resource for modern art research through two initiatives:

Digital bookplates displayed on the library's website and linked to specific works in the catalogue acknowledge the generosity of library donors and friends.

The Phillips Collection is conducting professional oral history interviews with Phillips family members, former directors, current and former staff members, and others. You can help fund the costs for an interview, which may include preparatory research, a transcription fee, and travel.

For more information about supporting the library and archives, contact:

     Development Department