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The Mint Museum is a leading, innovative museum of international art and design committed to engaging and inspiring all members of our global community. In pursuit of this mission, the museum has launched the Crown Society, an annual giving circle encompassing museum patrons contributing at leadership levels of $1,200 or more towards the Mint Annual Fund. This Society serves as one of the preeminent forces behind the museum’s newly revitalized vision to become one of the most relevant and revered art museums in the country.

The Crown Society Supports: 

Dynamic Learning and Engagement Programs

The museum aims to act as thought leaders in learning to promote visual literacy, livelong love of art and design, and the 21st century skills demanded in the new creative economy. The Mint Annual Fund ensures that students and teachers alike have the opportunity to engage with art and accomplish these goals.

Essential Community Outreach

At the heart of The Mint Museum’s work is the pursuit of achieving community-wide relevance through creating accessibility to art that provides transformative experiences for diverse audiences. The Mint Annual Fund will help support mission-critical outreach initiatives.

Top-Tier Personnel

The Mint Annual Fund ensures that the museum can commit resources to provide the long-term sustainability that enables the museum to deliver unparalleled excellence. This support allows The Mint Museum to maintain effective, efficient, and stakeholder-driven service to our community.

Renowned Exhibitions

The Mint Annual Fund provides the funds needed to deliver exceptional collections and exhibitions of innovative works of art and design. This support is critical to the museum’s ability to utilize new and creative approaches to collecting and exhibiting art and design.

Innovative Research And Scholarship

The Mint Annual Fund provides key funding for a variety of important research initiatives that are critical to the museum’s relevance and excellence. These initiatives advance scholarship in the field, as well as knowledge about the museum’s assets, programs, library, and museum archives.

Crown Society patrons receive a membership to the museum as a benefit of their gift, in addition to many opportunities for deeper engagement with art, artists, touring exhibitions, and the Mint’s collections through a diverse schedule of events. 

Each level includes the benefits of the preceding level.

Silver Circle: $1,200 - $2,499

  • $95 is not tax deductible
  • Museum membership at the Benefactor level, including four complimentary museum admission passes for friends or family
  • Invitation to Annual Crown Society Celebration
  • Invitations to exhibition previews at special rates
  • Three complimentary parking passes*
  • Recognition in Annual Report
  • Recognition on Donor Panels

Gold Circle: $2,500 - $4,999

  • $105 is not tax deductible
  • Invitation to Annual Gold Circle Gathering
  • Five complimentary parking passes*
  • 15% discount in Mint Museum Shops

Platinum Circle: $5,000 - $9,999

  • $210 is not tax deductible
  • One year Family membership for a friend or family member
  • One Private Curator’s tour
  • Ten complimentary parking passes*
  • 20% discount in Museum shops

Diamond Circle: $10,000 - $24,999

  • $235 is not tax deductible
  • Annual invitation to select exhibition dinner with President & CEO
  • Behind the scenes tour with President & CEO
  • Fifteen complimentary parking passes*

Sapphire: $25,000+

  • $700 is not tax deductible
  • Chair in the James B. Duke Auditorium in your honor
  • Opportunity to host a private reception in Mint Museum Uptown Board Room or Mint Museum Randolph’s Ivey Forum, fee waived
  • Complimentary copy of each Mint Museum-produced publication
  • Twenty complimentary parking passes*


*Represents total number of parking passes for each level of support.

For additional information, please contact Kitty Hall at 704.337.2034 or Kitty.Hall@mintmuseum.org .