Wellesley College Friends of Art connects a global network of alumnae, friends, and parents who share enthusiasm for lifelong learning, commit to the Davis Museum as a center of excellence at Wellesley College, and invest in the arts.

Friends of Art welcomes as members all alumnae, parents, and friends. Contributions are tax-deductible, eligible for corporate matching gift programs, and all alumnae donations count toward Wellesley gift totals – including class reunion gifts, membership in the Durant Society, and participation in the Wellesley Fund's annual giving programs.

Membership Levels and Benefits
(All gifts qualify for class, and reunion gift credit)

$50-$249 Contemporary Benefits:

  • Invitation to special Friends of Art members-only events
  • Invitations to lectures, symposia, and other public programs at the Davis
  • Special member pricing at the Davis bookstore and selected events
  • Subscription to the Friends of Art and the Davis email newsletters
  • One Special Exhibition pass

    *The last five graduating classes automatically receive a gratis 5-year membership

$250-$499 Donor All Contemporary level benefits plus:

  • Reciprocal privileges at over 600 reciprocal museums that are members of the North American Reciprocal Museums (NARM),  Reciprocal Organizations of Associated Museums (ROAM), and College & University Art Museums.
  • Two Special Exhibition passes to share with family and friends

$500-$999 Supporter All Donor level benefits plus:

  • Opportunity to schedule a Student Guide tour for up to two guests
  • Museum Poster

$1,000-$2,499 Benefactor All Supporter level benefits plus:

  • Opportunity to schedule a Student Guide tour for up to four guests
  • Davis Museum Tote Bag

$500 Recent Alumna Patron Society (five most recent classes) /
$2,500-$4,999 Patron Society All Benefactor level benefits plus:

  • Opportunity to schedule a private Curatorial tour for up to four guests
  • Reserved seating at lectures, symposia and events
  • One Davis exhibition catalog
  • Invitation to Exhibition Opening Dinners
  • Invitation to all Regional Patrons events
  • VIP passes to exclusive art events when available
  • Invitation to Patron Society travel opportunities
  • Membership to Wellesley College Durant Society

$5,000-$9,999 Curator’s Circle All Patron Society benefits plus:

  • Name Recognition in Davis Museum Lobby and website
  • Invitation to an annual Curator virtual meeting
  • Membership to Wellesley College Durant Society Dean's Circle

$10,000+ Director’s Circle All Curator's Circle benefits plus:

  • Special invitations to private events featuring the Director and special guests
  • Opportunity to schedule a private luncheon with the Director
  • Opportunity to schedule a private tour with the Director
  • Invitation to an annual  virtual meeting with the Director
  • Membership to Wellesley College Durant Society President's Circle

Giving to the Davis Museum is a special way to sustain the intellectual and cultural life of the Wellesley College campus community. Gifts to the Davis provide immediate impact. Be sure to look into our matching gift and recurring gift program to create a larger impact.
Please use the Wellesley College gift form, which will open in a new window. Please be sure to designate your gift to the Davis.

Matching gifts from your employer may double or even triple the impact of your gift to the Davis! Many employers will match charitable contributions made by their employees. Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. When entering your gift, select “Additional Gift Options” and select “Employer Gift Matching”. Enter your employer’s name to see if your company has a matching gift policy. If your company matches, you may be able to access the forms directly through the search. Note: If your company is not listed in our matching gifts database, you may wish to consult your employer directly to see if they offer a matching gift program.

Our recurring gift program allows you to make a significant annual contribution through smaller monthly installments. Choosing our recurring gift option is an easy, convenient way to support the Davis. This option allows you to set-up automatic monthly, quarterly, bi-yearly, or yearly installments rather than a single annual payment. You won't have to remember to write and send a check, and the number of phone and email reminders you receive from the Davis will decrease. Make your gift today!

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Other ways to join:

Mail a check payable to "Friends of Art at the Davis":

Davis Museum
Attn: Friends of Art Coordinator
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

To find out more information about Friends of Art, email: or contact Lisa Fischman, Ruth Gordon Shapiro ’37 Director | 781-283-2053