AFIM

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 $74.5 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

Choose a membership level from our "secure" online donation page by clicking here.

Patrons:
$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. Patron members enjoy invitations to select events, lectures and IMJ openings in the United States.

Guardians:
$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. Guardian members enjoy invitations to select events, lectures and IMJ openings in the United States.

Contemporary Art Acquisitions Committee:
$7,500 annually, The mission of the Contemporary Art Acquisitions Committee (CAAC) is to support the growth of the Israel Museum's Contemporary Art Department through the purchase of contemporary works of art. Members are invited to several exclusive art events in private homes and artist studios throughout the year. The season culminates each spring in the voting meeting with Rita Kersting, the Israel Museum's Landeau Foundation Curator of Contemporary Art. Since its inception in 1999, the Acquisitions Committee has raised over $4 million, for the purchase of more than 100 cutting edge works of art for the collection.

Contemporary Council:
$2,500 annually. The Contemporary Council (CC) is an adjunct of the CAAC, formed to encourage the next generation of supporters to become involved with the CAAC. Contemporary Council members are invited to all CAAC events and the voting meeting, as well as to events designed exclusively for the CC such as guided gallery tours with an expert and a dinner at collectors' home.

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.

Associates:
Associates Individual Membership $500    Associates Joint Membership (two people) $750
The Associates is a group of supporters in their 20s and 30s brought together by their interest in art and their commitment to Israel. The mission of the Associates is to build the next generation of supporters for the Israel Museum. The Associates sponsor a varied calendar of events throughout the year in conjunction with artists, collectors, curators and gallerists. Contributions generated by the Associates are allocated for children's activities at the Ruth Youth Wing and for the Associates art acquisitions fund, which allows members to participate in voting to acquire one or more new works to be given to the Museum.

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