Walt's Circle Donor Program

Our Imagination. Walt’s Legacy. Your Museum.

Generous gifts from Walt’s Circle Donors not only help said donors access the museum community in a new way, but such gifts also allow us to uphold Walt’s legacy and expand our vision. If you become a Walt's Circle Donor, your support helps the museum welcome visitors from around the world, create one-of-a-kind exhibitions, present engaging programs, offer innovative educational activities, classes, and workshops, and continue its unique mission.

Through special donor-level memberships—which are offered at three tiers, including Artist, Animator, and Director—Walt's Circle Donors enjoy exceptional rewards in recognition of the important role they play at The Walt Disney Family Museum. These memberships provide significant additional benefits on top of all of the benefits extended to members who give at the Supporter level, including first access to tickets for programs; exclusive invitations to donor receptions and other special events; concierge-level assistance; and recognition in outlets such as the museum's member magazine, among other benefits. For more information about the three Walt's Circle Donor tiers and their corresponding membership benefits, see the listings below. 

Please note that all memberships, including Walt’s Circle Donor memberships, are valid for one year from date of purchase and must be renewed annually if the member wishes to retain their benefits.

Walt's Circle Donor Memberships

Join Us Today at One of the Following Levels:

Artist Membership

$2,500 – Two Members + Four Guests

  • Two personalized membership cards that allow two members and four additional guests per visit to enjoy unlimited free admission to our permanent collection, select special exhibitions, and monthly film screenings for a year.
  • Six one-time-use VIP tickets and six film vouchers, so your guests can visit “like a member” for the day.
  • A fifteen percent discount in the Museum Store.
  • Participation in the Time Travelers reciprocity program, which provides discounts and/or complimentary admission to passholders at participating institutions.
  • Participation in two additional museum reciprocity programs, NARM and ROAM, which allow passholders access to hundreds of museums across North America.
  • Invitations to special Walt’s Circle Donor (and member) events, including VIP previews and receptions as well as member-only programs, talks, and film screenings.
  • First access to tiered member pre-sale tickets as well as discounts on ticketed programs, talks, classes, workshops, and special film screenings.
  • Concierge assistance from dedicated membership staff.
  • Ability to sponsor two gala seats at Walt’s Circle Donor tier.
  • Complimentary subscription to the museum’s member magazine and enews bulletins.
  • Recognition in donor and member listings.
  • FREE membership premium gift upon signup, selected by member from an array merchandise and/or publications.

Note: $2,209 of this membership is tax deductible. Amount is subject to change. Membership may be customizable.

Animator Membership

$5,000 – Two Members + Four Guests

All the benefits of the Artist membership, PLUS:

  • Total of eight one-time-use VIP tickets and eight film vouchers, so your guests can visit “like a member” for the day.

Note: $4,657 of this membership is tax deductible. Amount is subject to change. Membership may be customizable.

Director Membership

$10,000 – Two Members + Four Guests

All the benefits of the Artist membership, PLUS:

  • Total of ten one-time-use VIP tickets and ten film vouchers, so your guests can visit “like a member” for the day.

Note: $9,490 of this membership is tax deductible. Amount is subject to change. Membership may be customizable.

Already Purchased Museum Tickets?

Museum admission tickets may be applied toward the total cost of a membership within thirty days of ticket purchase date either in person or over the phone (415.345.6810). Applied value may not exceed total cost of membership; amount of tickets applied toward cost of membership varies with membership level. Additionally, we offer payment plans, so that member dues, at any level, may be paid in monthly installments. 

Interested in a Matching Gift?

Did you know you may be able to double your contribution with no cost to you? Many employers will match your current contribution. The additional gift is a huge help to The Walt Disney Family Museum. Contact your employer’s Human Resources department directly to find out if your company has a matching gifts program. 

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