Salisbury Giving Society

A Salisbury Giving Society dinner event in a European gallery

By being a part of the Salisbury Giving Society, you join other committed Members who take a leadership role in supporting the Museum. Gifts of $1,500 and greater provide the cornerstone of the Museum’s annual giving program, strengthening and enhancing our exhibitions, educational programs, and classes, and conservation work. Your gift through the Salisbury Giving Society is a powerful and compelling way to ensure that the Museum is an agent of inclusion, engagement, openness, and connection. You also enjoy meaningful access to exhibitions, curators and the Museum Director; opportunities for private tours at other cultural institutions; and the ability to share WAM with your family and friends.

We stand on the shoulders of those who came before us, and if not for the founders of WAM and its current supporters, we would not have such a significant cultural institution in Worcester. It takes a lot to maintain the building and its climate-controlled storage, along with restoration and acquisition. If we want a world-class city, it is vital to support this world-class museum.

George and Lynne Tonna

Select your Salisbury Giving Society level

In addition to receiving full Member and Benefactor benefits (including free admission, reciprocal memberships at over 1,400 museums, and Museum Shop and Studio Class discounts) Salisbury Giving Society Patrons enjoy the following opportunities to connect with the heart of the Museum, its collection and staff while engaging with a vibrant community of WAM supporters.

Patron $1,500 – $2,499 and
Young Patron (ages 21-39) $750 – $1,499

  • Opportunity to participate in special programs throughout the year designed specifically for Salisbury Giving Society donors, including in-person and virtual director and curator talks, exhibition previews, curator-led regional museum visits, and the Flora in Winter chairperson’s tour and reception. Invitations are for two, unless stated otherwise.
  • Reciprocal membership at 1,400 museums when presenting your Salisbury Giving Society card (MARP, ROAM, and NARM).
  • Opportunities to share WAM with family and friends:
  • Assign up to two guest memberships, providing individual WAM membership benefits
  • Bring up to two guests for free each time you visit the Museum
  • Gift up to eight complimentary admission passes and a complimentary dual level membership upon request
  • Access to Salisbury virtual event recordings through the Salisbury Art Series Library
  • Recognition of your generous support in access, WAM’s member magazine, and on the Salisbury Giving Society donor wall in the Lancaster Lobby
  • Personalized assistance with questions or special requests

Curator’s Circle $2,500 – $4,999

  • All above benefits PLUS:
    • Invitation for two to a Behind the Scenes Tour

Director’s Circle $5,000 – $9,999

  • All above benefits PLUS:
    • Opportunity to travel with the Museum Director and curators

President’s Circle $10,000 – $24,999

  • All above benefits PLUS:
    • Invitation to the annual President’s Circle Dinner with the Museum Director
    • Priority reservations for travel with the Museum Director and curators
    • Special parking privileges

Founder’s Circle $25,000 – $49,999

  • All above benefits PLUS:
    • Customized tour with the Museum Director for up to 15 people
    • First choice reservations for travel with the Museum Director and curators

Leadership Circle $50,000 +

  • All above benefits PLUS:
    • Opportunity to host an event in the galleries

WAM has been one of the iconic institutions in Worcester that we have come to love and enjoy. The world-class collection is breathtaking! The meticulously curated exhibitions are just amazing and current. WAM always manages to have a little bit of something for everyone regardless of who you are or where you’re from. We realize that in order to fulfill WAM’s mission statement, we need to be active participants in order to further enrich the Worcester community and beyond.

Sandy Hubbard and Tom Logan

For more information, please contact Katy Sullivan at or 508-793-4325.

When a donor accepts non-incidental benefits in return for their contribution, the non-tax-deductible portion is $180 for the Young Patron, Patron and Curator Circle levels ($750 – $4,999) and $300 for Director’s Circle and above ($5,000+). For a full tax-deduction, all benefits must be declined in writing to the Museum.  Donors who recommend a gift through a donor-advised fund automatically decline non-incidental benefits unless they notify the Museum and make arrangements to receive specific benefits.