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Each year, Cooper Hewitt depends on the generosity of friends to present exhibitions and educational programs that support its mission to educate, inspire and empower people through design. In recognition of contributions of $500 or more, the museum is pleased to send donors an exhibition catalogue and recognize their generosity in our annual online report of gifts. Thank you for supporting Cooper Hewitt!

Cooper Hewitt’s Annual Fund provides critical support to every aspect of the museum’s broad range of programs, exhibitions, and operations. In 2016, Cooper Hewitt will continue to educate, inspire and empower people through design, unveiling Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial (opens February 12) and Design with the Other 90% (opens fall 2016). Your gift to the Annual Fund will support these ambitious exhibitions, and many more varied programs all year long.

Cooper Hewitt is undertaking the ambitious task of digitizing the museum’s collection of more than 210,000 objects, as well as expanding its online programs. Your generous gift will enable us to improve online access to all of Cooper Hewitt’s design resources and expertise.

Cooper Hewitt is committed to presenting innovative exhibitions highlighting the efforts of contemporary designers as well as reflecting on the significant design efforts and products of the past.

Cooper Hewitt’s Education Department offers a wide range of programs to teach design and design thinking to students, families, and educators alike. Each program encourages creative thinking and, whenever possible, features working designers. Your generous gift enables us to present quality education programs, many of which are free to the public.