Jefferson Patterson Society

The Jefferson Patterson Society supports the museum and its programs through the financial commitment and personal involvement of Society members. Members make an annual gift of $1,500 to $10,000 while receiving a variety of benefits and exclusive privileges afforded only to our most valued supporters. Members serve as advocates for the museum in its mission to serve the community by creating meaningful experiences with art that are available to all.

Society contributions are the lifeblood of the museum, enabling it to continue to provide outstanding educational programs serving more than 50,000 students annually; to present word-class special exhibitions; to care for more than 27,000 works in the museum’s nationally recognized collection; and to enhance the quality of life in Dayton and the Miami Valley.

By becoming a member of the Jefferson Patterson Society, you will join other prominent and dedicated Dayton area citizens to ensure the continued growth and prosperity of the Dayton Art Institute and its programs. Most importantly, your leadership gift will ensure the fiscal vitality and security of our museum, its holdings and programs.

For more information or to become a member of the Jefferson Patterson Society, contact Development Director Natasha Spears, at 937-512-0135 or nspears@daytonart.org.

Your membership entitles you to a host of special benefits. Membership levels and benefits include:

Society ($1,500)

  • Two (2) complimentary tickets to the annual Oktoberfest Preview Party
  • Exclusive JPS member cocktail reception & exhibition previews throughout the year
  • Unlimited visits to each special exhibition
  • Four (4) guest passes for each special exhibition
  • Eight (8) guest passes to share the collection/special exhibition or Jazz and Beyond
  • Free admission to Bob Ross Auto Group Jazz and Beyond events
  • 20% discount in the Museum Store
  • 20% discount on facility rentals, art classes, lectures, and concerts

Director’s Circle ($2,500)

Society level benefits plus:

  • Four (4) complimentary tickets to the annual Oktoberfest Preview Party
  • Private gallery tour with a curator
  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes tour as available
  • Two (2) complimentary family gift memberships

Collector’s Circle ($5,000)

Society level benefits plus:

  • Two (2) complimentary Art Ball Patron tickets
  • Eight (8) complimentary tickets to the Oktoberfest Preview Party
  • Private gallery tour with a curator for your group of up to ten (10) guests
  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes tour
  • Two (2) complimentary reciprocal gift memberships

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