Become a Corporate Supporter

Corporate Membership

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 café with valid company ID.
  • Invitations to exclusive design events.
  • Advance knowledge of museum exhibitions, events, and public programs.
  • Acknowledgement as Corporate Member in the museum’s annual donor list, the Smithsonian Institution’s Annual Report, and on the museum’s website.

Corporate Patron ($25,000)

  • Free admission for employees and two guests with valid company ID.
  • The opportunity to host a daytime or evening event in the museum’s major event spaces, including the Great Hall and the Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden, with a 10% discount off the rental fee (1 year).
  • Invitations to each exhibition opening event and select public programs.
  • Forty guest passes for free admission.
  • Two private exhibition tours or behind-the-scenes collection event for 25 guests, by appointment.
  • VIP access to select international design and art fairs.
  • Custom benefits, tailored to company’s interests.

Corporate Contributor ($15,000)

  • Free admission for employees and one guest with valid company ID.
  • The opportunity to host an event in the museum’s smaller event spaces, with a 10% discount off the rental fee (1 year).
  • Invitations to exhibition opening events and select public programs.
  • Twenty guest passes for free admission.
  • One curator-led exhibition tour or behind-the-scenes collection event for 25 guests, by appointment.

Design Learning workshop ($7,500)

  • The opportunity to host a Design Learning Workshop during museum operating hours for up to 25 employees, customized by our Learning and Engagement Department.
  • Workshops can be personalized to address company’s specific interests. Standard workshops include exhibition tours and a hands-on workshop created to engage employees in the human-centered design process and contextualized critical-thinking.
  • Use of museum meeting space during operating hours for Design Learning Workshop.

Corporate Associate ($5,000)

  • The opportunity to host an event in the museum’s Trustees Room, with a 10% discount off the rental fee (1 year).
  • Ten guest passes for free admission.

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 includes acknowledgement on signage in and around the museum, paid advertising, and promotional and educational materials produced specifically for the programs.

Opportunities to support:

 

Contact

To join the corporate membership program or become a corporate sponsor, get in touch! Email us at CH-Corporate@si.edu.