Leadership Giving Societies

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Expand your impact and become a pillar in the VMFA community.

When you join one of the Leadership Giving Societies at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, your membership provides vital ongoing philanthropic support to advance the museum’s mission.

It is your investment in educational programs, exhibitions, and care of the collection that makes it possible for VMFA to be a vibrant source of inspiration throughout Virginia.

Leadership Giving Societies

Patrons Society – $1,000

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All the benefits of the Partners Circle Membership, PLUS:

  • Invitations for two people to opening-night preview events for major special exhibitions
  • Invitations to VIP Holiday Reception
  • Recognition in printed Honor Roll of Contributors
  • Exclusive early registration for VMFA Member Travel trips

Tax Deductibility: All but $100 of your Patrons Society gift is tax deductible. You have the option to opt out of benefits in order to receive the full tax deduction for your membership gift. Activation of free family gift membership may change the tax-deductibility of your membership gift.

Fellows Society – $2,500

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All the benefits of the Patrons Society, PLUS:

  • Invitations to annual Fellows Programs
  • Personalized museum concierge service, including tour arrangements and restaurant reservations
  • Private, docent led tour of a special exhibition or permanent collecting area upon request (based on docent availability)

Tax Deductibility: All but $200 of your Fellows Society gift is tax deductible. You have the option to opt out of benefits in order to receive the full tax deduction for your membership gift. Activation of free family gift membership may change the tax-deductibility of your membership gift.

Fabergé Society$5,000

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All the benefits of the Fellow Society, PLUS:

  • 20% discount on rental fees for VMFA’s entertaining spaces
  • Recognition on the annual Donor Wall
  • Invitations for two people to four exhibition opening receptions per year

Tax Deductibility: All but $200 of your Fabergé Society gift is tax deductible. You have the option to opt out of benefits in order to receive the full tax deduction for your membership gift. Activation of free family gift membership may change the tax-deductibility of your membership gift.

Founders Society$10,000 – $24,999

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Unparalleled access:

Through their exceptional generosity, Founders Society members sustain the museum’s founding vision to bring world art to every corner of the Commonwealth. For their leadership role, Founders Society members enjoy unparalleled access to all that VMFA has to offer.

Founders Society members receive all of the benefits of the Faberge Society, PLUS:

  • One complimentary rental of a select museum event space per year
  • Invitations for two people to the museum’s annual new acquisitions preview

Tax Deductibility: All but $200 of your Founders Society gift is tax deductible. You have the option to opt out of benefits in order to receive the full tax deduction for your membership gift. Activation of free family gift membership may change the tax-deductibility of your membership gift.

Commonwealth Society$25,000+

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Highly-customized museum experiences:

Commonwealth Society members provide extraordinary support to ensure VMFA remains a leading encyclopedic art museum on the national level, while upholding its commitment to serve all Virginians. For their significant philanthropy, Commonwealth Society members enjoy highly customized museum experiences and all of the benefits of the Founders Society, PLUS:

  • Invitations for two people to the annual Commonwealth Society event.

Tax Deductibility: All but $350 of your Commonwealth Society gift is tax deductible. You have the option to opt out of benefits in order to receive the full tax deduction for your membership gift. Activation of free family gift membership may change the tax-deductibility of your membership gift.

Please contact Sarah Hendricks, Manager of Individual Giving, at 804.340.1478 or sarah.hendricks@VMFA.museum for more information about benefits for these levels of membership.