Individual Giving

SUPPORT THE WENDE

 

Your gift* supports everything at the Wende including the museum’s ongoing artifact preservation, innovative exhibitions, other artistic and educational programming, and so much more.

As a gesture of our gratitude, our patrons are invited to a number of exclusive programs throughout the year and are granted behind-the-scenes access to the Wende.

To make your gift, simply click Donate Now or download and return the Annual Fund Form

Gala

Patron Groups

Historians contribute $1,000 or more annually, and receive
  • Invitations to exclusive museum programs 
Curators contribute $2,500 or more annually, and receive
  •  All of the above
  • Recognition at the museum entrance 
  • An invitation to become a part of the museum’s Council of Advisors

 

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

Directors contribute $5,000 or more annually, and receive
  • All of the above
  • Concierge service at the museum 
Founders contribute $10,000 or more annually (or capital or endowment gifts of more than $50,000), and receive
  • All of the above
  • Naming opportunities

Tours

Sustainers contribute $25,000 or more annually (or capital or endowment gifts of more than $100,000), and receive
  • All of the above
  • A ride in the museum's 1977 Wartburg
Angels contribute $50,000 or more annually (or cumulative gifts of more than $500,00), and  receive
  • All of the above
  • An invitation to join the Wende Museum Board of Directors on an international trip
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), and receive
  • All of the above
  • Additional, intimate programs with Wende leadership 

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, and  is the perfect giving idea for those on your list you never know what to get.

MAKE YOUR GIFT GO FURTHER...

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! 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 the Development Director, Shannon Larner at 310-216-1600 x301 or slarner@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.

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