Patron Program 2022–23 Season

View our full season of Patron events in our digital brochure.

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Levels and Benefits

Patron members enjoy special benefits including:

Complimentary Admission

Twelve months of general admission and member benefits

Special Events

Invitations to a host of exceptional events throughout the year

Reciprocal Admission

Reciprocal admission benefits at 21 major art museums

Special Access

Early access to complimentary special exhibition tickets

Direct Line

Access to staff dedicated to personally handling your requests

Travel

Opportunities to travel with curators

Recognition

Recognition in the Annual Report

Discounts

Up to 40% off parking, 15% off dining, and 10% off at Museum shops

Four women in the foreground looking at three large paintings in the background

Courtesy of Liza Voll Photography.

$310 per person, $620 per couple is not tax deductible

Patron Member

$3,000 to $5,999 / year
Insider access to special events that celebrate art and the MFA’s mission.
  • Daily general admission for six adults and four youths (ages 7–17)
  • Twelve free tickets per special exhibition
  • Discounted tickets for additional guests
  • Opportunity to learn more about the collections with Curators Circles
two people seated on stage looking behind them at projection screen

$450 per person, $900 per couple is not tax deductible

Patron Fellow

$6,000 to $11,999 / year
Deeper MFA access to intimate events including the annual Connoisseurship Seminar.
  • All benefits at the Patron Member level
  • Fourteen free tickets per special exhibition
  • Invitations to all Patron Fellow events and learning opportunities
Four women looking at artwork

$550 per person, $1,100 per couple is not tax deductible

Patron Sponsor

$12,000 to $29,999 / year
Behind-the-scenes programs with curators and conservators at the Museum.
  • All benefits at the Patron Fellow level
  • Sixteen free tickets per special exhibition
  • Invitations to all Patron Sponsor events and learning opportunities
  • Ability to rent space at the MFA to host your private event with a 50% discount on the reservation fee
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$750 per person, $1,500 per couple is not tax deductible

Director’s Circle

$30,000 to $49,999 / year
Visit a private collection in a Boston-area home and attend the Director’s annual Holiday Party.
  • All the benefits at the Patron Sponsor level
  • Unlimited admission for you and your guests and up to four youths (17 and under)
  • Eighteen free tickets per special exhibition
  • Invitations to all Director’s Circle events and learning opportunities
  • Invitation to join the Ann and Graham Gund Director for a special travel opportunity
  • Ability to rent space at the MFA to host your private event with the reservation fee fully waived and to host a wedding at the MFA (as the couple or the parents of the couple)
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$750 per person, $1,500 per couple is not tax deductible

President’s Circle

$50,000 to $99,999 / year
Philanthropic leaders of the MFA’s family.
  • All benefits at the Director’s Circle Patron level
  • Twenty free tickets per special exhibition
  • A complimentary exhibition catalogue selected by MFA staff
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$750 per person, $1,500 per couple is not tax deductible

Chairman’s Circle

$100,000 / year
Provide essential operating support to the MFA at the highest leadership level.
  • All benefits at the President’s Circle Patron level
  • Thirty free tickets per special exhibition
  • Opportunity to host an intimate cocktail party for up to ten guests at the MFA with the curator and collection of your choice
  • Complimentary annual membership in a Curators Circle of your choosing

Ways to Give

Prefer to give a set amount each month? With monthly payment options, giving has never been easier!

Contact the Patron Program office at 617-369-3211 or patronprogram@mfa.org to set up your monthly installments.

Monthly payments range from $250 for Patron Members, $500 for Patron Fellows, to $1,000 for Patron Sponsors.

Want to make renewing easy and paper free? Your gift goes further when you enroll in MFA Automatic Renewal.

Check the MFA Automatic Renewal box when renewing online or contact the Patron Program office at 617-369-3211 or patronprogram@mfa.org to set this up.

Is your company a matching gift employer? Many companies will increase the impact of your gift to the MFA. Please check Matching Gifts to see if your employer will match your donation. Obtain a Matching Gift Form from your human resources department and send it in with your Patron Program reply card and payment.

The Patron Program is pleased to welcome grants for the full amount of Patron membership recommended from charitable foundations, donor-advised funds, or IRA charitable rollovers. Specific rules apply: Patron members who give through these channels and wish to attend events must “pay as they go” for benefits received at events. Donors will be prompted to pay the entire per person value of each event. Accompanying each event invitation is an RSVP insert with payment information to be filled out and returned to our office.

If you have any questions, please contact the Patron Program office at 617-369-3211 or patronprogram@mfa.org.

When you make a gift of appreciated securities, you provide invaluable support to the MFA while receiving a double tax benefit—a charitable deduction and avoidance of capital gains tax.

Before initiating a gift, please contact Terry Lighte at 617-369-3733 or tlighte@mfa.org or Liz Sevy at 617-369-4311 or lsevy@mfa.org so that we know to expect the securities you are donating and can promptly acknowledge your contribution.

For more information, please visit Gifts of Securities

Contact

For questions about the Patron Program or the MFA Advocate membership, please call 617-369-3211 or e-mail patronprogram@mfa.org.