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Please consider making a tax-deductible gift to Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Design has never been more important as we navigate the future. When you support Cooper Hewitt, you not only ensure the future of the exhibitions and programs you enjoy—you also enable us to provide crucial design education resources for communities across the country, empowering lifelong learners everywhere to design a better tomorrow.

Donors of gifts of $750 or above are recognized in our annual online donor list. In addition, increase the impact of your gift with a matching contribution from your company, when applicable.


Your gift to the Annual Fund provides critical support to every aspect of the museum, including its exhibitions, educational programs, permanent collection, conservation, digital initiatives, and operations.  

Your gift to Digital Programs helps Cooper Hewitt incorporate digital technology into its various aspects, providing an immersive and interactive museum experience, as well as an in-depth look at the objects and collection.

Your gift to Exhibitions helps Cooper Hewitt present innovations in contemporary and socially responsible design, as well as objects from the past that inspire new design and scholarship.

Your gift to Education helps Cooper Hewitt educate the next generation of designers and design scholars through a wide range of programs that teach design and design thinking to students, families, and educators alike.