Major Gifts

The Director's Circle
$100,000 annually. Over forty families and foundations from around the world support the Museum at this level and provide the financial stability the Museum needs to proceed with its mission with confidence.

Endowment in memory of Teddy Kollek
From $250,000 to $5,000,000 payable over five years
To date seventy six families and foundations have committed more than $75.7 million, which has doubled the existing endowment fund to $150 million.
Director's Circle members and Endowment donors are invited to an exclusive dinner each year.

Planned Giving
AFIM welcomes promised gifts and bequests of cash and/or art, fractional gifts of art, income or remainder interest from trusts. Please consider including AFIM in your estate planning. For information concerning major gifts, please contact us.

Membership levels

Select a membership level and click on the button below to join.

$7,500 annually. Prestigious category of donors who sponsor a week of their choice supporting subsidized entrance for children, students, senior citizens, soldiers and the physically challenged. Guardians' names are posted at the main entrance to the Museum during their sponsored week and are published in the local press, and in the annual Israel Museum Journal (plus all the benefits of Benefactors, Patrons, and West Coast Governors).

Gala Dinner Benefactor:
$5,000 annually. Gala Dinner Benefactors are prominently listed in the West Coast Gala Journal and Gala invitation and receive invitations to all International Friends Groups' Galas (plus all the benefits of Patrons and West Coast Governors).

$3,000 annually. Members of this international organization support the daily operations of the Museum. Patrons' names are published in the annual Israel Museum Journal and receive invitations to exclusive programs in Los Angeles, New York and worldwide (plus all the benefits of West Coast Governors).

West Coast Governor:
$1,800 annually. Members of this category are entitled to two tickets to the West Coast Annual Gala. Governors' names are listed in the West Coast Gala invitation.

Art and Archaeology:

West Coast Acquisitions Committee:
$5,000 annually, The mission of the West Coast Acquisitions Committee (WCAC) is to support the growth of the Israel Museum's permanent collections through the purchase of works of art for four departments: Architecture and Design, Contemporary Art, Photography, and Prints and Drawings. Membership in the WCAC is the most active and intimate way to be involved with the Israel Museum. Each year, the WCAC visits private collections and goes “behind the scenes” of the L.A. art world with curators and specialists with events that are educational as well as social. Members of the West Coast Committee also receive invitations to the events of the Committee’s counterpart in New York. The culmination of the WCAC year is the annual selection meeting with Suzanne Landau, the Israel Museum’s chief curator, typically in November.

B. C. E. Circle:
$5,000 annually. The B.C.E. Circle is a support group devoted to fostering and assisting the Israel Museum's ancient art and archaeology departments, including the Cultures of the Empires, the Ancient Near East to the Far East, and the Americas. The B.C.E. Circle undertook an important project at the Museum - the restoration of a magnificent large wall fresco from the Crusader Period permanently installed at the entrance of the new Crusader Period Gallery in the renovated Bronfman Wing. The project is dedicated to the memory of Renee Beningson who founded the B. C. E. Circle.

Next Generation Supporters:

IMage LA:
$1,500 annually. The goal of IMage LA is to create a social network that connects the art exhibitions, activities, and educational programs of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem with the innovative art scene in Los Angeles. By bringing together thirty- and forty-year-old professionals, this dedicated group intends to ensure continued support for and future leadership of AFIM and the Museum.

Associates Basic membership: $300 Individual    $450 Couple
For donors in their twenties and early thirties, the Associates produce an annual calendar of social and cultural events that provide exclusive access to the Los Angeles arts scene – to private collectors, top curators, and contemporary artists. Funds raised are used to purchase work by young Israeli artists for the permanent collection of the Israel Museum.

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