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 Membership & Individual Giving Officer Katherine Yantis-Houser, at 937-223-5277, ext. 264 or khouser@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
• Four (2) Oktoberfest General Admission Tickets
• One (1) invitation for up to two (2) guests to attend Jefferson Patterson Society Previews
• Four (4) complimentary admission passes to the museum
• Access to Bob Ross Auto Group Jazz & Beyond concert offerings
• 20% discount in the Museum Store
• 20% discount on rental of the Shaw Gothic Cloister, and art classes, lectures and concerts Monday-Thursday

Director’s Circle ($2,500)

• Four (4) complimentary tickets to the annual Oktoberfest Preview Party
• Four (4) Oktoberfest General Admission Tickets
• One (1) invitation for up to two (2) guests to attend Jefferson Patterson Society Previews
• Four (4) complimentary admission passes to the museum
• Access to Bob Ross Auto Group Jazz & Beyond concert offerings
• Personal virtual lunch with the Director & CEO
• Private gallery tour with a curator for up to four (4) guests
• 20% discount in The Museum Store
• 20% discount on rental of the Shaw Gothic Cloister, and art classes, lectures and concerts Monday-Thursday
• One (1) complimentary gift Reciprocal membership

Collector’s Circle ($5,000)

• Two (2) complimentary Art Ball patron tickets
• Six (6) complimentary tickets to the annual Oktoberfest Preview Party
• Six (4) Oktoberfest General Admission Tickets
• Two (2) invitations for up to four (4) guests to attend Jefferson Patterson Society Previews
• Four (4) complimentary admission passes to the museum
• Access to Bob Ross Auto Group Jazz & Beyond concert offerings
• Personal virtual lunch with the Director & CEO and a member of the Curatorial team
• Private gallery tour with a curator for up to eight (8) guests
• 20% discount in The Museum Store
• 20% discount on rental of the Shaw Gothic Cloister, and art classes, lectures and concerts Monday-Thursday.
• Two (2) complimentary gift Reciprocal memberships

**Benefits detailed above are specific to the pandemic period and subject to change upon return to “normal” museum operations and without advance notice.

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