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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design museum hosts the Hands-On Design Kickoff day of event and activities with National Design Award winners during National Design Week in New York, New York on October 15, 2016. 

Photo by Angela Jimenez for Cooper Hewitt

Each year, Cooper Hewitt depends on support from generous supporters like you to carry its mission: to educate, inspire and empower people through design. Your gift is an investment in the future of design and the museum, and a tremendous vote of confidence in our efforts.

Donors of gifts of $1,000 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. 

Featured Image: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design museum hosts the Hands-On Design Kickoff day of event and activities with National Design Award winners during National Design Week in New York, New York on October 15, 2016. Photo by Angela Jimenez for Cooper Hewitt