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Make a Donation

Your contribution helps Mingei International Museum present stunning exhibitions and quality educational programs that enhance the lives of visitors of all ages. Whether you donate to the Museum’s general fund or designate a specific purpose for your tax-deductible contribution, your support helps Mingei continue to be a cultural treasure. The proceeds from unrestricted donations support the Museum’s operations including exciting and thought-provoking exhibitions, educational and outreach programs, and so much more. Thank you for your support.

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Donor Groups

Connoisseurs ($5,000 annually)

Play a major role in acquisitions by joining the Connoisseurs. Since its inception, the Connoisseurs have helped the Museum purchase more than 200 important additions to its permanent collection, including Alice Hudson’s Procession, a parade of over 70 figures including a dragon, woodland folks, and nursery rhyme characters, a pair of Japanese hand-carved wood hawks (sasanobori) by artisan Seino Tatsuzo (1895-1984), and a group of 22 textiles from various countries including Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru, Thailand, Iran and Mexico.

Founder’s Circle ($10,000 annually)

Founded in the Museum’s 30th Anniversary year, this donor group is dedicated to providing essential support for the Museum in three areas:

  • Acquisitions of timeless art objects for the Museum’s permanent collection
  • Funds to support current administrative and operational needs
  • Endowment in a permanent fund to help secure the Museum’s future
For more information on donor groups, planned giving and exhibition sponsorship, please contact Caroline Nordquist at or (619) 704-7493

Planned Giving

Join the Museum’s Ancestors to the Future by contributing to Mingei International Museum’s future through a bequest or other planned gift and help ensure that the Museum will inspire visitors of all ages for generations to come. A planned gift can also provide income for you or your loved ones. Recognize or remember friends, family and special occasions through a thoughtful tribute, an especially meaningful expression of charitable giving.

Exhibition Sponsorship

Mingei International Museum creates stunning exhibitions for thousands of visitors to enjoy in our galleries and for traveling exhibitions viewed elsewhere. Exhibition sponsorships are available at various levels and offer many marketing and recognition opportunities.