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As a privately funded museum, The Textile Museum depends on financial contributions to remain a global leader in advancing knowledge and appreciation of the textile arts representing diverse world cultures. The TM appreciates unrestricted gifts that allow us to apply funds to areas needing the most support, as well as gifts designated to support one of the museum's many special projects.

Learn about ways to support The TM and its work:

While members enjoy benefits such as invitations to members-only events, discounts at The Textile Museum Shop and on program registration, and subscriptions to the quarterly Members’ Magazine, membership also provides general support for The TM’s operations.

Membership comes at a variety of levels. Visit the membership page to find the level that works for you, then sign up through the Textile Museum Shop or fill out a membership form during your next visit.

Annual Fund
The Textile Museum Annual Fund provides general support toward all of the museum's activities. Your unrestricted gift to the Annual Fund allows us to apply funds to the following areas:

  • Exhibitions: Your gift supports curatorial research, design and installation of TM exhibitions
  • Scholarship: Your gift supports research, publication, and dissemination of scholarly material that informs global knowledge of the textile arts
  • Educational Programs: Your gift ensures that The TM reaches adults, families, and school groups across the Washington, DC area with high-quality educational programs offering introductory to advanced learning about the textile arts
  • Conservation & Collections Care: Your gift supports archival supplies and other materials needed to preserve The TM’s world-class textile collections for generations to come

To make a secure gift to the Annual Fund online, click here.

Support for Special Projects
The museum also has many opportunities for those who wish to make gifts to support special projects, such as specific exhibitions or publications, the Arthur D. Jenkins Library, care of the collections including conservation, or educational programs. Please contact the museum's Development Office at 202-667-0441, ext. 11 or email development@textilemuseum.org to learn more about current projects at The Textile Museum that you can support, as well as opportunities for recognition of your gift.

Other Ways to Give

Gifts of Securities
A charitable contribution of stock to The Textile Museum may be deducted from your income taxes in the amount equal to the full fair market value of the security on the date it is given. To take full advantage of a stock gift, the shares need to be transferred directly to The Textile Museum. If you would like to make a gift of stock and would like information on how to complete the transaction, please contact the museum's Development Office at 202-667-0441, ext. 67 or email development@textilemuseum.org.

Matching Gifts
You can increase the impact of your gift if your company matches charitable contributions. For more information, contact your company's personnel office for the necessary forms. Mail completed forms with your contribution to the Museum's Development office at the address below:

Development Office
The Textile Museum
2320 S Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008-4088

Planned Gifts
Supporters can provide legacy gifts for The Textile Museum through a bequest specified in your will, by making The TM a beneficiary of your retirement plan or life insurance policy, or by establishing a charitable trust. A planned gift to The Textile Museum will help ensure the museum’s sustainability for future generations for visitors, researchers, and scholars. It also can provide significant tax benefits to your estate. To learn more about planned giving opportunities, call 202-667-0441, ext. 41.

Have you included The Textile Museum in your estate plans? If so, The TM invites you to join the George Hewitt Myers Heritage Society, which offers special recognition because of your planned gift. For details, please call 202-667-0441, ext. 67 or email development@textilemuseum.org.

Corporate Support
Companies looking to reach the Washington area audience, as well as textile and culture lovers across the country, are invited to partner with The TM through support for exhibitions, educational programs, or special events. To learn more about corporate sponsorship, including recognition opportunities and benefits, please contact the museum's Development Office at 202-667-0441, ext. 11 or email development@textilemuseum.org.

Annual Reports
To learn more about The Textile Museum's recent activities and its supporters, take a look at the most recent annual report.

For more information about contributing to The Textile Museum, please call 202-667-0441, ext. 67 or email development@textilemuseum.org.


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