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Director’s Circle members are the heart and soul of Telfair Museums. These passionate, generous members are deeply committed people who recognize that art and education are integral to Savannah’s quality of life. Annual gifts from Director’s Circle members support historic preservation at all our sites, enable compelling exhibitions of art from around the world, and empower museum outreach programs that reach everyone from pre-kindergartners to seniors. None of these efforts would be possible without the Director’s Circle!

In appreciation of their generosity, Director’s Circle members enjoy a host of exclusive benefits designed to enhance their appreciation of the visual arts. Benefits include invitations to behind-the-scenes tours with curatorial staff, VIP premieres, dinners with featured artists, and special recognition at major art and educational events.

Please call Catherine Renner, Director of Annual Giving, at 912.790.8844 if you are considering joining Director’s Circle or have a question about your DC membership—we’d love to hear from you!

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2018–2019 Exclusive Previews and Dinners

Please mark your calendar and join us for these exclusive first peeks of opening exhibitions. Grab a refreshing cocktail and meet new patrons, or catch up with old friends during the 5pm social hour. Then, before visiting the gallery, enjoy a brief program with a special guest speaker, artist or scholar. Afterwards, dine with us at a spectacular restaurant with other Telfair patrons.

Director’s Circle Preview & Dinner: Monet to Matisse

September 26 at 5pm Jepson Center

Fine Art | Fine Wine

November 15 at 6pm Telfair Academy

Incredible Benefits

Director’s Circle members enjoy access to the museum’s most exclusive events, as well as behind-the-scenes tours and special opportunities for exceptional domestic and international travel. DC memberships start at $1,500.

All Telfair Museums Director’s Circle Members enjoy:

  • FREE admission to all three of our sites for one year for two members
  • FREE members-only exhibition previews
  • Access to more than 1,000 museums nationwide through the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association
  • Invitations to exclusive exhibition preview dinners
  • Unlimited complimentary guest passes
  • Exclusive domestic and international travel opportunities with museum director and curators
  • Free gift membership to share
  • Advanced ticketing for annual Telfair Ball
  • Recognition on donor wall and in Telfair Ball program
  • Store, camp, and art class discounts
  • Discounts on special ticketed events
  • Access to the Jepson Center’s Anderson Library
  • Eligibility to join Telfair’s 5 Member Engagement Groups

GRAND PATRON $1,500

($1,405 is tax deductible)

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  • Unlimited free admission for two members and children in same household to all three museum sites for an entire year
  • Discounts on art classes, ticketed events, and other programs
  • Invitations to special members-only events and viewing hours
  • Complimentary subscription to Telfair Magazine
  • Access to more than 1,000 museums nationwide through the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association
  • Eight (8) complimentary admission passes to share with family and friends
  • Invitations to exclusive exhibition preview dinners (additional fee to cover food and beverage)
  • Eligibility to purchase two (2) tickets to the Telfair Ball
  • Recognition on the Donor Wall and in the Telfair Ball program
  • One complimentary Family gift membership to share
  • Exclusive domestic and international travel opportunities with museum director and curators

STEWARD $2,500

($2,375 is tax deductible)

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  • All Grand Patron benefits
  • Eligibility to purchase up to 4 tickets to the Telfair Ball
  • Complimentary copy of Telfair Museum of Art Collection Highlights catalogue
  • Invitation to annual Fine Art | Fine Wine event

BENEFACTOR $5,000

($4,800 is tax deductible)

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  • All Steward benefits
  • 10% discount on facility rental (excludes catering & security)
  • Eligibility to purchase up to 8 tickets to the Telfair Ball
  • 2 free gift memberships to share
  • Opportunity to schedule a private, Curator-led tour for you and up to 4 guests

CURATOR’S COUNCIL $10,000

($9,770 is tax deductible)

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  • All Benefactor benefits
  • 20% discount on facility rental (excludes catering & security)
  • Recognition on all major exhibition sponsor materials
  • Complimentary copy of an exhibition catalogue
  • Opportunity to schedule a private, behind-the-scenes tour of an exhibition or art storage led by a Telfair Museums curator for you and 4 guests

DIRECTOR’S COUNCIL $15,000

($14,670 is tax deductible)

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  • All Curator’s Council benefits
  • 25% discount on facility rental (excludes catering & security)
  • Opportunity to schedule a private, behind-the-scenes tour of an exhibition or art storage led by Telfair Museums Director, followed by a private reception or for you and up to 8 guests

CHAIRMAN’S COUNCIL $25,000+

($24,470 is tax deductible)

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  • All Director’s Council benefits
  • 30% discount on facility rental (excludes catering & security)
  • Invitation to an annual private dinner with Telfair Museums Director and Chairman of the Board of Trustees
  • Other custom benefits representing the highest level of access to everything Telfair Museums has to offer