Support the Museum
Why contribute to the Catalina Island Museum?
People contribute to the Catalina Island Museum knowing that they are supporting the only museum in Avalon and the sole institution dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Catalina Island's rich history, culture and art. Thanks to the generosity of donors, the museum's impact is felt throughout Southern California: through visitors and residents touched by our exhibitions and programming.
Under the leadership of our Board of Trustees and Executive Director, Dr. Michael De Marsche, the museum is reaching even higher: to become one of the best museums in Southern California.
There are a number of ways to contribute to the Catalina Island Museum:
All donations, sponsorships and memberships to the Catalina Island Museum are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. The Catalina Island Museum is a privately operated, 501(c)3 non profit organization.
Perhaps no single destination on Catalina Island is as popular with residents and visitors alike as the Catalina Island Museum. Growth in museum membership has been dramatic. In February of 2011 the museum had fewer than 300 members. Today, our membership is at a record 1,967 members and growing! Members to the museum enjoy:
Become a member today and help the museum reach its goal of 2000 members!
The Patrons Society is the Catalina Island Museum's most prestigious giving group. The society was formed to engage individuals interested in supporting the vision that guides the museum into the future. Society members gain unparalleled access to the leadership of the museum and enjoy special benefits from our business partners throughout Avalon. In addition, Patrons Society members receive invitations to dinners, films and other events with the distinguished lecturers, authors and artists that visit the museum every year.
Become a Patrons Society member today:
The Catalina Island Museum has a large and growing audience. Admission to the museum is up 62 percent and more than 65,000 people visited the museum in 2012.
Much of the museum's success can be attributed to our innovative special exhibition schedule.
Chaplin and Goddard: A Secret Love Affair Exhibition
April 16 - September 28, 2014
See the first exhibition dedicated to the story of Paulette Goddard and Charlie Chaplinů and the island they loved.
Opens October 10, 2014
Experience Catalina Island`s role in exposing a nationwide audience to the sounds of the Big Band era.
Make a donation today:
If you would like to learn more about giving opportunities please contact our Director of Development and Membership. We accept memorial gifts, bequests and stock transfers. We also encourage special gifts like charitable remainder trusts.
Supporters & Friends
Special Thanks to our Business Members
Hamilton Pacific, LLC