Ways to Support The Magnes

Help The Magnes Collection thrive as a treasured resource of art, artifacts, and ritual objects that bring to life the stories of the Jewish diaspora.

Your donation today plays a vital role in The Magnes Collection’s future, and we couldn’t be more grateful. Thank you!

Friends of The Magnes

friends-of-the-magnesIn providing admission-free access to our Collection, The Magnes relies on contributions from supporters like you. When you join the Friends of The Magnes, your tax-deductible donation has a direct impact on our goal of continuing to preserve and transmit the history, culture, and community of the Jewish people in relevant and meaningful ways.

All Friends of The Magnes enjoy the following benefits:

  • Invitation to The Magnes Collection programs and events
  • Subscription to and recognition in The Magnes’s annual publication
  • Subscription to our monthly What’s On e-newsletter

Giving Levels
FELLOW: $100
SCHOLAR: $250
CONSERVATOR: $500

The Magnes Leadership Circle

The Magnes Ribbon Cutting 2012As our leading group of donors, Leadership Circle members play a crucial role in supporting The Magne Collection’s efforts to provide an unparalleled view of the Jewish past, allowing us to better understand the present, and making it possible to find our way together to an inspired and hopeful future.

All Leadership Circle Members enjoy the following benefits

  • Invitation to The Magnes Collection programs and events
  • Subscription to and recognition in The Magnes’s annual publication
  • Subscription to our monthly What’s On e-newsletter
  • Invitation to special, curator-led group tours of the collection

Additionally, as a member of the Leadership Circle, we are pleased to offer these special benefits at the following levels of giving:

CURATOR: $1,000

  • Recognition on lobby screen at The Magnes

COLLECTOR: $2,500
Curator benefits plus:

  • Invitation to meet with The Magnes faculty director

DIRECTOR: $5,000
Collector benefits plus:

  • Private, behind-the-scenes tour of The Magnes for you and up to 11 guests

PARTNER: $10,000
Director benefits plus:

  • Private consultation with curatorial staff on family history or other personal research
  • Complimentary use of The Magnes’s conference room for one meeting

VISIONARY: $25,000
Partner benefits plus:

  • Complimentary use of The Magnes’s facilities to host a private event.  Minimal insurance and fees may apply.
  • Recognition as a funder of one exhibition or public program

Introducing The Rebecca and Seymour Fromer Legacy Society

Rebecca and Seymour Fromer Legacy Society LogoThe Rebecca and Seymour Fromer Legacy Society recognizes The Magnes founders and honors those generous legacy donors who have included The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life in their estate, retirement plan, or other life-income gifts such as a charitable gift annuity or charitable trust.

Planned gifts can offer you increased annual income, immediate and carry-over tax deductions, and relief from capital gains taxes. And if your gift is made through a bequest, it can defray the tax burden on your heirs.

We are honored to recognize members of the Fromer Legacy Society, who ensure The Magnes Collection will be available for generations to come.

The Office of Gift Planning’s website features online tools that will guide you through a variety of gift options, or contact Deborah Banks at dbanks@berkeley.edu for more information.

Corporate Sponsorship

A corporate partnership with The Magnes demonstrates a commitment to exploring the richness of Jewish experiences in cultures from around the world, offers exposure of your brand to our diverse and dynamic audiences, and provides unique opportunities for employee or client engagement.

To find out how your company can support The Magnes, please contact Deborah Banks at dbanks@berkeley.edu for more information.

All donations to The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. UC Berkeley Tax ID: 94-6090626.