DONATION OPPORTUNITIES

ANNUAL FUND

Gifts to the Annual Fund support essential operations that enable SDAI to advance contemporary audiences, artists and art work with funds where they are needed most.  By making a gift to the Annual Fund, you are not only supporting the core activities of SDAI, but you are also furthering our mission and empowering our future.  Gifts of $100 and higher are recognized on the SDAI digital donor wall. Gifts of $250 or more are recognized on the SDAI website.  

Annual Fund Donation Levels*  

  • Friend $25-$99
  • Contemporary $100-$249
  • Partner $250-$499
  • Benefactor $500
  • Ambassador $1,000 and higher

*Your Annual Fund donation is fully tax deductible or may be applied to general SDAI memberships benefits. Please see our membership page for more information.

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SUPPORTING CIRCLES

The Circle program provides the opportunity for SDAI members to engage with curators, educators, artists, and, most importantly, quality exhibitions and responsive, innovative programming. All Circle gifts are recognized on the SDAI Website.

Partner and Benefactor levels are the first step into philanthropic giving to SDAI. Supporting Circles donors also have exclusive opportunities for interaction with museum staff and other members.


Partner’s Circle ● $250–$499

All but $130 is tax-deductible

In addition to general membership for two, Partners receive:

  • 4 guest passes 
  • Invitations to an annual Circle member reception
  • Invitations to special educational programming 
  • The opportunity to help underwrite one teaching artist in a public arts access program
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Benefactor’s Circle · $500–$999

All but $150 is tax deductible.

In addition to general membership for two, Benefactors receive:

  • 8 guest passes
  • Invitations to an annual Circle member reception
  • Invitations to special educational programming and tours
  • The opportunity to help underwrite the commission for one artist to create new work
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Ambassador's Circle · $1,000–$2,499

All but $200 is tax deductible

In addition to general membership for two, Ambassadors receive:

  • 2 guest passes per exhibition
  • Curator-led tours for Circle members and 2 guests 
  • Invitations to Donor Circle programming including lectures and private receptions
  • Invitations to an annual Circle member reception 
  • Invitations to special educational programming
  • The opportunity to help underwrite one exhibition or public program
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Advisor’s Circle · $2,500–$4,999

In addition to general membership for two, Advisors receive:

  • 4 guest passes per exhibition
  • Curator-led tours for Circle members and 4 guests 
  • Invitations for four to Donor Circle programming including lectures and private receptions
  • Invitations to an annual Circle member reception
  • The opportunity to help underwrite one exhibition or public program
  • Recognition in one exhibition gallery guide or public program guide
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Director’s Circle · $5,000–$9,999

In addition to general membership for four, Directors receive:

  • 4 guest passes per exhibition
  • Private Curator-led tour for you and up to ten guests 
  • Invitations for four to Donor Circle programming including lectures and private receptions 
  • Invitations to an annual Circle member reception
  • The opportunity to help underwrite exhibitions or public programs
  • Recognition in all exhibition gallery guides and public program          guides for the year
  • The opportunity to sit on the SDAI Director’s Council
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Collector’s Circle · $10,000-$24,999

In addition to Director’s Circle benefits, Collectors receive the opportunity for tailored underwriting and recognition benefits.

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Sustainer’s Circle ● $25,000 and above

In addition to Collector’s Circle benefits, Sustainers are recognized by name in all exhibition publicity flyers and webpages

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Tax Deductibility
An official gift receipt will be mailed to you upon receipt of your donation. You may decline these privileges and receive full tax deductibility. Donors who contribute through a donor-advised fund, charitable trust, foundation, or an IRA are not able to receive these benefits. However, you may personally pay separately to enjoy these benefits of your choice.


Contact

To learn more about membership, giving, and volunteer as well as leadership opportunities at SDAI, please contact us at (619) 236-0011 or director@sandiego-art.org.