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Tent Party for Van Cleef & Arpels VCA Opening

Corporate Sponsorship

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is seeking support for its exhibitions, education programs, and National Design Awards from corporations, foundations, and individuals. Recognition for your support is significant, including acknowledgement on signage in and around the museum, paid advertising, and promotional and educational materials produced specifically for the programs.

Opportunities to support:

Thank You to Our Supporters

Corporate Patrons

  • ACE Mentor Program
  • Adobe
  • Bank of America
  • Bloomberg
  • IBM
  • Van Cleef & Arpels

Corporate Contributors

  • BBDO NY
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Eileen Fisher
  • Facebook
  • Gensler
  • Target

Corporate Associates

  • Elkus Manfredi Architects
  • GE
  • Maharam
  • Sotheby’s
  • Wolf-Gordon

University Patrons

  • CUNY
  • School of Visual Arts

University Contributors

  • Pratt Institute

 

Contact

Questions about corporate sponsorship or corporate membership? Feel free to call the Corporate Relations Office at 212-849-8405.

Corporate Membership

Design gives business its competitive edge in our global age. Cooper Hewitt’s Corporate Membership Program provides companies ideal access to the world of design. Our Corporate Members enjoy unique opportunities for museum involvement for its key executives, employees, and guests.

Benefits of Corporate membership

All Levels Receive:

  • 10% discount for employees at SHOP Cooper Hewitt and Tarallucci e Vino Cafe with valid company ID.
  • New Member Orientation for two company representatives.
  • Invitations to corporate preview events, Cocktails at Cooper Hewitt, and National Design Week programs.
  • Acknowledgement as Corporate Member in the museum’s annual donor list, the Smithsonian Institution’s Annual Report, and on the museum’s website.
  • Opportunity for company’s designers to participate in our Teen Design Fair during National Design Week.
  • Opportunity to collaborate with the museum’s Education Department on design workshops and public programs.
  • Opportunity to host select museum members for a visit or talk at company’s studio, lab, or showroom.

Corporate Patron ($25,000)

  • Free admission for employees and two guests with valid company ID.
  • Opportunity to host an event in the museum’s major event spaces, including the Great Hall and the Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden, with 10% off administrative fees.
  • Personalized Executive Membership cards for five company-designated representatives, granting unlimited free admission, 20% discount at SHOP Cooper Hewitt, invitations to annual gala, annual Director’s event and annual “State of Design” event, and other exclusive events, one-year subscriptions to the museum’s Design Journal and award-winning Smithsonian Magazine, and reciprocal benefits at other museums across the country.
  • Invitation-only access to all exhibition openings.
  • Forty guest passes offering free admission, valued at $800.
  • Priority reservations to attend museum programs including the Design Talks series, National Design Week Winners’ Panel, and others.
  • Private exhibition tours or behind-the-scenes collection events for 25 employees and guests.
  • Team-building design challenges led by Education Department staff members, by appointment.
  • Invitation for one corporate executive to participate in the National Design Week Business of Design breakfast meeting.
  • National and international travel opportunities.
  • Custom benefits, tailored to company’s interests.

Corporate Contributor ($15,000)

  • Free admission for employees and one guest with valid company ID.
  • Opportunity to host an event in the museum’s smaller event spaces, including the Lecture Room, Ground Floor Gallery, and Bridge Gallery.
  • Personalized Executive Membership cards for three company-designated representatives, granting unlimited free admission, 20% discount at SHOP Cooper Hewitt, invitations to exclusive events, one-year subscriptions to the museum’s Design Journal and award-winning Smithsonian Magazine, and reciprocal benefits at other museums across the country.
  • Invitation-only access to major exhibition openings.
  • Twenty guest passes for free admission, valued at $400.
  • Curator-led exhibition tours or behind-the-scenes collection events for 25 employees and guests.
  • Team-building design challenges led by Education Department staff members, by appointment.

Corporate Associate ($5,000)

  • The opportunity to host an event in the museum’s Trustees Room or at the Cooper Hewitt.
  • Personalized Executive Membership cards for two company-designated representatives, granting unlimited free admission, 20% discount at SHOP Cooper Hewitt, invitations to exclusive events, one-year subscriptions to the museum’s Design Journal and award-winning Smithsonian Magazine, and reciprocal benefits at other museums across the country.
  • Ten guest passes for free admission, valued at $200.
  • Invitation-only access to select exhibition openings.

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