Supporting and Donor Circles


Supporting Circles

Supporting Circles is your introduction to an insider’s experience at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Those at the Fellow and Contributing levels take the first step in philanthropic giving to the museum. Supporting Circles donors also have exclusive opportunities for interaction with museum staff and other members.

Fellow ($250-$499)

In addition to General and Ambassador privileges, we offer our Fellow donors the following:

  • Six guest passes
  • Two free admissions to designated Supporting Circles receptions
  • Complimentary parking on Wednesday and Friday evenings after 5:00 p.m.
  • Reciprocal privileges at over 40 participating art museums nationwide
  • Tax benefits – per couple, $120 is not deductible for one year and $240 is not deductible for two year memberships
Contributing ($500-$999)

 In addition to Fellow privileges, we offer our Contributing donors the following:

  • One complimentary exhibition catalogue per year (a $30 value)
  • Two additional guest passes (eight total)
  • A special guided tour of the museum collection for you and up to ten friends 
  • Recognition listing on the museum’s website and in the philanthropy issue of Cleveland Art members magazine
  • Tax benefits – per couple, $140 is not deductible for one year, and $280 is not deductible for two year memberships

Donor Circles

$1,000 and up

Donor Circles embodies the Cleveland Museum of Art’s most prestigious patron groups. Consisting of local, national, and international art collectors and philanthropists, Circles patrons are actively devoted to supporting the museum’s programs and other critical operating needs through annual gifts. The program provides you the opportunity to engage with curators, educators, artists, and, most importantly, a world-class art collection.

Director’s Circle ($1,000-$2,499)

In addition to all Supporting Circles privileges, we gratefully acknowledge our Director’s Circle supporters with the following special opportunities and privileges: 

  • Free admission and express VIP entry to all ticketed exhibitions
  • Reciprocal privileges at participating regional and national art museums
  • Invitations to Circles previews of opening exhibitions
  • Listing in the yearly philanthropy issue of Cleveland Art
  • A complimentary museum publication
  • Complimentary parking on Wednesday and Friday evenings after 5:00 p.m.
  • $200 is not tax deductible
President’s Circle ($2,500-$4,999)

In addition to Supporting Circles and Director's Circle privileges, donors at the President's Circle level receive the following opportunities and privileges:

  • An invitation to view new acquisitions with the chief curator and attend special lectures with the director
  • Invitations to a series of exclusive learning opportunities and donor exhibition previews and events
  • $250 is not tax deductible
  • Donors who contribute at the Founder's Society ($5,000-$9,999), Collector's Circle ($10,000-$24,999), or Patron Sponsors ($25,000 and above) levels also have the pleasure of participating in the museum's annual black-tie dinner. Donors at the above levels can deduct all but $450 of their gift. Please contact Cindy Kellett, Director of Annual Giving, for more information at 216-707-2755 or ckellett [at] clevelandart.org.