Friends of the First Amendment Society

The Friends of the First Amendment Society is the Newseum’s premier giving society for donors who contribute $1,000 or more each year.  See a list of members here.

 

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Benefits and Privileges

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Friends members are invited to special events and members-only previews.

Annual Membership for two


Advocate ($1,000)

  • Unlimited free admission for you and up to three guests who accompany you
  • Access for six to a private weekday tour during business hours, personalized for your interest and time*
  • 15% discount on food at The Source by Wolfgang Puck
  • Invitation for two to an exhibit-opening event
  • Six general-admission guest passes
  • Priority seating at Newseum programs
  • A private, behind-the-scenes "Tech Tour" of the Newseum's production and technology centers for up to six guests*
  • Annual invitation to a "Back-to-School Night" with reception and discussion facilitated by the education team
  • Invitation to an annual curator-hosted evening featuring an exploration of Newseum artifacts
  • Recognition on the Newseum’s website
  • 10% discount in the Newseum stores, The Food Section and on adult education programs
  • Personalized service through the Friends Society concierge line

Supporter ($2,500)

All of the above benefits, plus:

  • Invitation for two to a backstage experience during a live television production*
  • Access for six to a private tour, after-hours (5-6pm) or on a weekend, personalized for your interest and time*
  • Complimentary Dual Press Pass membership to share as a gift
  • Ability to skip the waitlist at events that are filled or sold out

Ambassador ($5,000)

All of the above benefits, plus:

  • A private investigation of the Newseum's collection hosted by a curator, tailored to your time and interests for up to six*
  • Invitation to an exclusive Newseum Leadership Dinner
  • Invitation to a reception hosted by the Newseum's CEO

Defender ($10,000)

All of the above benefits, plus:

  • A named seat in one of the Newseum's high-profile theaters
  • Recognition in the Visitors Guide, distributed to all Newseum visitors
  • Recognition on the electronic "zippers" in The New York Times Hall of News

Champion ($25,000)

All of the above benefits, plus:

  • Unlimited free admission for you and up to ten guests who accompany you on each Newseum visit*
  • Free on-site garage parking for Newseum events*
  • Night at the Newseum - a private, after-hours tour and dinner at The Source featuring a complimentary menu for up to six people*

*To be arranged through the Friends Society concierge service.

For more information, or to join by phone, contact Ryan Merkel, Manager/Individual Giving, at 202/292-6294 or e-mail rmerkel@newseum.org


The Newseum is a 501(c)(3) public charity. Donations to the Newseum are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.  

 

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