Corporate Partners Program

Corporate Partners Program

The Richard H. Driehaus Museum invites you to become a distinguished Corporate Partner.  This program is open to businesses aligned with tenets upon which The Marble Palace was conceived in 1879 and gifted back to the Chicago community in 2008:  entrepreneurial ambition, business excellence, artistic achievement, and the spirit of philanthropy.

Your unrestricted annual corporate gift plays a vital role in preserving the historic and cultural significance marked by this crown jewel of American Gilded Age architecture.  And, it allows the Driehaus Museum to continue educating thousands of visitors each year through its permanent collection, special exhibitions, annual programs and tours – each an immersion in a time and place where pioneering corporate leaders intertwined technological advances with cultural innovation to transform civic life, a torch still carried by today’s influential and generous corporate leaders.

As a Corporate Partner, you will enjoy very special access to increased corporate recognition, heightened community engagement, and enhanced employee benefits.

To learn more about joining our elite family of corporate supporters, please contact our Office of Institutional Advancement at 312-874-5911, or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

All Corporate Partners receive:
• Recognition of corporate support on the Driehaus Museum website
• Corporate Membership which includes complimentary admission and invitations to exhibition previews reserved for Corporate Partners
• Opportunity to host private company events in our stately and luxurious Gilded Age setting*
• 15% museum store discount; 20% discount on bulk orders of 10 or more of the same item

Associate $2,500 - $4,999
Includes all partnership benefits plus
• 3 Corporate Access Cards
• One VIP Tour for up to 10 employees and guests, by appointment during museum hours
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Contributor $5,000 - $9,999
Includes all partnership benefits plus
• 6 Corporate Access Cards
• One VIP Tour for up to 15 employees and guests, by appointment during museum hours
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Patron $10,000 - $14,999
Includes all partnership benefits plus
• 8 Corporate Access Cards
• One VIP Tour for up to 20 employees and guests, by appointment during museum hours
• Discounted admission for company employees with proof of employment
• 2 tickets to annual Signature Lecture
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Donor $15,000-$24,999
Includes all partnership benefits plus
• 10 Corporate Access Cards
• Discounted admission for company employees with proof of employment
• One VIP Twilight Tour for up to 20 employees and guests, by appointment
• Opportunity to lead sponsor one annual program
• 4 tickets to annual Signature Lecture
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Benefactor $25,000 - $49,999
Includes all partnership benefits plus
• 10 Corporate Access cards
• 50% discount on one event rental fee
• Free entry for company employees with proof of employment
• One VIP Twilight Tour with hors d’oeuvres for up to 30 employees and guests, by appointment
• 8 tickets to annual Signature Lecture
• Opportunity to co-sponsor one special exhibition or lead sponsor two annual programs
• Logo featured on Recognition of Support page and Special Exhibition page of the Driehaus Museum website
• Sponsorship recognition and logo featured on Driehaus Museum’s related marketing campaign material and invitations
• 2 tickets to the 10th Anniversary Celebration Gala
• Tickets to exclusive VIP events
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Leader $50,000 and up
Includes all partnership benefits plus
• 10 Corporate Access cards
• 50% discount on one event rental fee
• Free entry for company employees with proof of employment
• One VIP Twilight Tour with hors d’oeuvres for up to 30 employees and guests, by appointment
• 10 tickets to annual Signature Lecture
• Opportunity to lead sponsor one special exhibition
• Logo featured with prominent placement on Recognition of Support page and Special Exhibition page of the Driehaus Museum website
• Presenting Sponsor recognition and logo featured with prominent placement on Driehaus Museum’s related marketing campaign material, invitations, and at exhibition entrance
• 4 tickets to the 10th Anniversary Celebration Gala
• Tickets to exclusive VIP events
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Please explore our wide range of sponsorship opportunities.  The Driehaus Museum is a 501(c)(3) organization.  Your gift is tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.  Thank you for your interest and support.

To learn more about joining our elite family of corporate supporters, please contact our Office of Institutional Advancement at 312-874-5911, or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

*All rental fees, catering, décor, and other event related costs are additional.


Photo by Michael Monar for the Richard H. Driehaus Museum.

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