Corporate Partnerships

Create. Inspire. Cultivate.

Join the Walt Disney Family Museum in creating outstanding educational programs, community events, and exhibitions that will inspire generations of creative thinkers, storytellers, and leaders while cultivating your organization’s support of arts access, STEAM-focused education, and diversity.

Corporate Partners Spotlight: Charles Schwab & Co.

“Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. is proud to support The Walt Disney Family Museum. Walt Disney’s story is very inspiring—he was an early leader in entrepreneurship, perseverance, and technical skill. We share a similar heritage at Schwab: since day one Schwab has set out to challenge the status quo, looking for ways to offer clients more value and a better experience. We’re delighted to support a valuable institution like The Walt Disney Family Museum that shares the legacy of Walt Disney and promotes innovation, courage, and determination.“

James Titus
VP Senior Financial Consultant, Charles & Co., San Francisco Branch

Audience

The Walt Disney Family Museum is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit that inspires guests to heed their imaginations and persevere in pursuing their own goals by sharing the life and legacy of Walt Disney.

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Demographics

Age

27% children (ages 0–12)

7% teens (ages 13–17)

59% adults (ages 18–64)

7% seniors (ages 65+)

Location

55% Bay Area

51% other CA

14% other USA

8% International

88% of guests rated their experience at The Walt Disney Family Museum as being excellent.

Celebrating 10 Years of Magic

January 2–December 31, 2019

Estimated attendance: 500,000

Become a part of the iconic and inspirational story of Walt Disney by joining us for our 10th anniversary celebration. Click here for partnership opportunities and benefits.

Contact

Sarah Rothstein

Head of Sales & Business Development

srothstein@wdfmuseum.org

415.345.6853

Our Corporate Partners

“You can dream, create, design and build the most wonderful place in the world, but it requires people to make the dream a reality.” — Walt Disney

The Walt Disney Family Museum would like to thank our current corporate partners:

Companies highlighted in orange receive unlimited free general admission for all employees plus one guest. Proof of employment (work ID, business card, or pay stub) with a photo ID are required for entry.

  • Charles Schwab
  • Google
  • Hood & Strong
  • Lasseter Family Winery
  • Lucas Film
  • Morgan Stanley PWM
  • No More Dirt
  • Page & Turnbull
  • Pixar Animation Studios
  • ProGuard Private Security
  • SYPartners
  • The San Francisco Giants
  • The Sharon Lund Foundation
  • Wells Fargo Foundation
  • Zynga

In-Kind Donors:

  • Constructioneer
  • Glenfarclas Scotch
  • Sazerac Company, Inc.

This list was updated on July 16, 2018

Educational Programs

School Experiences

The museum serves 11,000 pre-K through grade 12 students with on-site school experiences. These school experiences use animation, robotics, and Animatronics principles to teach STEAM-focused curriculum. Students visit us from the following Bay Area Counties: 75% from San Francisco, 10% from Contra Costa, 10% from Santa Clara, and 5% from Alameda. Of the students served, 51% come from Title I schools or underserved communities.

Outreach

When the museum’s on-site school experiences reached maximum capacity in 2014, the museum launched an educational outreach program that brought our educators and curriculum to local Bay Area classrooms and piloted a successful virtual classroom. Currently, staffing and resources allow the museum to serve nine partner schools, five of which have over 51% of students receiving free or reduced lunches.

Teacher Programs

The museum served 1,115 Bay Area teachers through professional development trainings from in 2017. Communities served where Santa Clara, Alameda, Marin, and San Francisco counties, with 42% of teachers coming from Title I or underserved schools. Some of the programs the museum hosted were Storytelling through Science and STEAM Integration and Globetrotting with Walt. Key partnerships included community partners like The California Academy of Sciences and Pixar.

Community Outreach Exhibitions

The museum’s outreach exhibitions take inspiration from the vision of The Walt Disney Family Museum’s founder, Diane Disney Miller, who championed arts access as a vital component of the museum’s commitment to community engagement. Previous outreach exhibitions include Transformations: Creativity from the Inside Out, showcasing artists with disabilities, and Looking Inward: Painting a Journey, featuring senior artists with dementia.

Fresh Starts

September 26, 2018–January 7, 2019

Open free to the public

The Walt Disney Family Museum’s third original outreach exhibition will feature art created by incarcerated youth, created with our museum educators that have visited the partner organizations, working with the students to tell their stories through art and animation. An exhibition of artworks will showcase these artists and is open free to the public.

This year’s community partners include Camp Wilmont Sweeny, Court School of San Mateo, and Log Cabin Ranch of the San Francisco Unified School District. These partners provide educational and personal growth opportunities to at-risk students age 15 to 19.

Together We Can Do More!

  • Provide free admissions provided to Title 1 schools
  • Underwrite bus expenses from rural and low income schools to the museum
  • Increase student access to the museum’s STEAM programs
  • Provide resources for Bay Area teachers to bring STEAM-focused curriculum back to their classrooms
  • Fund supplies, staffing and technology programs at our partner schools
Community Festivals and Events

Big Draw Festival

October 13, 2018

For the past four years, The Walt Disney Family Museum has participated in the annual world-wide drawing festival The Big Draw. Taking place in October, The Big Draw is the world’s biggest drawing festival with 1,200 events taking place in 25 countries. In 2018, theme is creative play and The Walt Disney Family Museum will host playful drawing sessions and themed gallery tours to learn more about how Walt incorporated play in his work and to bring out the playful artist inside you. Children 17 years old and under receive free admission to the festival and the museum and special exhibitions.

Estimated 2018 attendance: 1,300

Walt’s Birthday Celebration

December 5, 2018

To commemorate Walt Disney’s Birthday, the museum hosts a number of exciting educational programs, themed activities, spotlight talks, and film screenings throughout the day that highlight Walt’s life, work, and legacy. Admission is free to the public and provides an opportunity for all to experience the museum and its esteemed educational programs.

Estimated 2018 attendance: 5,500

Teen Animation Festival International (TAFI)

June 1–2, 2019

The Teen Animation Festival International (TAFI) celebrates young filmmakers from around the world, highlighting excellence in high school animation programs and outstanding achievement by teens. Founded in 2014, TAFI is a forum for teen animators to showcase their work and connect with animation and entertainment professionals over the festival weekend. In 2018, participation in the festival included 172 animators from 5 continents submitting 105 films. During the festival weekend, 575 guests took part in festival activities, a 15% increase from the prior year.

Estimated 2019 attendance: 661 festival participants

Family Access Day

March and September 2019

Family Access Days are semi-annual events designed for families with children that have disabilities or other health care needs. Families and their children are invited to learn about the life and legacy of Walt Disney, participate in creating an animated movie they star in, and enjoy refreshments in our quiet room. The museum opens one hour early for these visitors so that they are able to enjoy the galleries before the general public arrives. Family Access Days are presented in partnership with Support Families, a non-profit organization that provides assistance for families of children with disabilities.

Together We Can Do More!

  • Fund free admissions
  • Underwrite busses from rural and low income communities. Increasing low-income community access to these events
  • Fund multiple Family Access and community free days per year
  • Underwrite scholarships and nominated teen animators (TAFI)
Exhibitions

Starting with the museum’s first major special exhibition in 2012, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Creation of a Classic, over 919,000 guests have visited the museum’s special exhibitions. All but one of the museum’s 24 special exhibitions were created by the museum and all have included an educational interactive area geared towards families and youth. The museum has two special exhibition spaces: the Diane Disney Miller Exhibition Hall and the Theater Gallery.

Community Outreach Exhibitions

The museum’s outreach exhibitions take inspiration from the vision of The Walt Disney Family Museum’s founder, Diane Disney Miller, who championed arts access as a vital component of the museum’s commitment to community engagement. Previous outreach exhibitions include Transformations: Creativity from the Inside Out, showcasing artists with disabilities, and Looking Inward: Painting a Journey, featuring senior artists with dementia.

Fresh Starts

September 26, 2018–January 7, 2019

Estimated attendance: 3,500

The Walt Disney Family Museum’s third original outreach exhibition will feature art created by at-risk youth. Museum educators have been working with incarcerated juvenile students at our partner organizations, helping them to tell and illustrate their stories. The art will be on display in the museum’s lower lobby and will be free to the public.

This year’s community partners include Camp Wilmont Sweeny, Court School of San Mateo, and Log Cabin Ranch of the San Francisco Unified School District. These partners provide educational and personal growth opportunities to at-risk students age 15 to 19.

Home for the Holidays at Carolwood

November 2018–January 2019

Estimated attendance: 24,000

Experience an immersive seasonal installation celebrating Walt’s family and love of trains. Central to the exhibition is an elaborate three-dimensional model of the Disney Family home on Carolwood Drive in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, featuring Walt’s personal steam locomotive, the Lilly Belle, chugging along his Carolwood Pacific Fair Weather Route. This intricate scale model is decorated with seasonal lights, and will be ceremonially illuminated on Wednesday, December 5, the museum’s free admission day in celebration of Walt’s birthday. Beginning Thursday, December 6, the museum will invite one lucky guest to be the first to flip the switch each morning to light the model.

Benefits

Work with our team to create a customized benefits package that meets your organization’s branding and strategic goals.

Partnership Benefit Ideas:

  • Host a community free day
  • Show a promotional video at our daily film screenings
  • On-site product activation during community free days, festivals, and events
  • Access to and promotional opportunities in our Mickey Mouse-themed gallery lounge
  • Opportunity to host an exclusive event at the museum
  • VIP tickets for clients
  • Free admission for employees to both the main museum and special exhibition for the duration of the partnership
  • Invitations to VIP and opening parties
  • Support a monthly themed event or educational activity

Logo Presence Ideas:

  • Acknowledgement wall in the main museum and/or the Diane Disney Miller Exhibition Hall
  • On-site signage during activation, festival, and/ or community free days
  • Advertisements, collateral, and press materials
  • Presence on waltdisney.org, including sponsor statement (739,505 visitors a year)
  • Custom integration on museum social media channels: Facebook (160,000+ likes), Instagram (57,000+ followers), and Twitter (102,000+ followers)
  • Spotlight in our member magazine (3,500 member households)

Leave a Legacy:

  • Scholarships offered to underprivileged students in your company’s name