Individual Giving

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SUPPORT THE WENDE

 

Your tax-deductible* contribution supports our ongoing artifact preservation and innovative exhibitions, conferences, publications, film series, tours, lectures, and other artistic and educational programming. It also supports large-scale projects such as the construction of our brand-new museum location at the Armory Building in Culver City, California.

To donate, simply click on the Donate Now link or download and return the Annual Fund Form.

Your support at any level is greatly appreciated!

Gala

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES

The Armory Fund directly supports museum operations, from collections to curatorial, education to public programming.

The Endowment Fund ensures the long-term sustainability of the museum.

Restricted Funds support particular endeavors such as capital campaigns and special acquisitions.

LEVELS OF GIVING

Historians

Historians contribute $1,000 or more annually. Historians receive:

  • Invitations to exclusive museum events
  • Recognition on wendemuseum.org

Curators

Curators contribute $2,500 or more annually. Curators receive:

Cold War: A Performance ProjectFrom COLD WAR:
A PERFORMANCE PROJECT
2012 Winter Wende Salon

Directors

Directors contribute $5,000 or more annually. Directors receive

  • An invitation to become a part of the museum’s Council of Advisors, which enjoys special behind-the-scenes tours and social gatherings throughout the year  
  • Museum publications such as Beyond the Wall: Art & Artifacts from the GDR (TASCHEN)
  • Invitations to exclusive museum events
  • Access to special tours and behind-the-scenes opportunities
  • Recognition at the museum entrance and on wendemuseum.org

Founders

Founders contribute $10,000 or more annually, or capital or endowment gifts of more than $50,000. Founders receive

  • Naming opportunities
  • An invitation to become a part of the museum’s Council of Advisors, which enjoys special behind-the-scenes tours and social gatherings throughout the year  
  • Museum publications such as Beyond the Wall: Art & Artifacts from the GDR (TASCHEN)
  • Invitations to exclusive museum events
  • Access to special tours and behind-the-scenes opportunities
  • Recognition at the museum entrance and on wendemuseum.org

Tours

Sustainers

Sustainers contribute $25,000 or more annually, or capital or endowment gifts of more than $100,000. Sustainers receive

  • Naming opportunities
  • An invitation to become a part of the museum’s Council of Advisors, which enjoys special behind-the-scenes tours and social gatherings throughout the year  
  • A ride in the museum's 1977 Wartburg
  • Two tickets to annual gala events
  • Museum publications such as Beyond the Wall: Art & Artifacts from the GDR (TASCHEN)
  • Invitations to exclusive museum events
  • Access to special tours and behind-the-scenes opportunities
  • Recognition at the museum entrance and on wendemuseum.org

Angels

Angels contribute $50,000 or more annually, or cumulative gifts of more than $500,000. Angels receive

  • Special naming opportunities
  • An invitation to join the Wende Museum Board of Directors on an international trip
  • An invitation to become a part of the museum’s Council of Advisors, which enjoys special behind-the-scenes tours and social gatherings throughout the year  
  • A ride in the museum's 1977 Wartburg
  • Four tickets to annual gala events
  • Museum publications such as Beyond the Wall: Art & Artifacts from the GDR (TASCHEN)
  • Invitations to exclusive museum events
  • Access to special tours and behind-the-scenes opportunities
  • Recognition at the museum entrance and on wendemuseum.org

Builders

Builders are at the center of the Wende Museum’s inner circle, contributing at the highest level: $100,000 or more annually, or cumulative gifts of any kind of over $1M. Builders receive

  • Special naming opportunities
  • A ride in the museum's 1977 Wartburg
  • An invitation to join the Wende Museum Board of Directors on an international trip
  • An invitation to become a part of the museum’s Council of Advisors, which enjoys special behind-the-scenes tours and social gatherings throughout the year
  • Six tickets to annual gala events
  • Museum publications such as Beyond the Wall: Art & Artifacts from the GDR (TASCHEN)
  • Invitations to exclusive museum events
  • Access to special tours and behind-the-scenes opportunities
  • Recognition at the museum entrance and on wendemuseum.org

 

JPL

Special VIP tour of the Jet Propulsion Lab

HONOR A LOVED ONE

  • A donation to The Wende Museum is a unique way to honor or remember family, friends and colleagues.
  • Supporting the Museum is the perfect giving idea for those on your list you never know what to get.

MAKE YOUR GIFT GO FARTHER...

Contact your employer about their charitable giving policy, which may include matching the charitable contributions of current and retired employees. Matching Donations can range from a percentage of your gift to more than double the amount of your donation! Donations matched by your employer are also applied to your account and may advance you to a higher level of benefits and access. All you have to do is fill out a short form that your employer will supply, sign and send it to the Museum, either with your donation or afterwards, and we will do the rest.

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For more information about naming opportunities or contributions to the Wende, please contact Museum Coordinator Jessica Hoffmann at 310-216-1600 x 301 or jhoffmann@wendemuseum.org.

*The Wende Museum of the Cold War is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity, US Federal Tax ID /Umsatzsteuer-Identifikationsnummer #16-0470118. Contributions to The Wende Museum are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law. Please consult with a tax advisor.