Friends of the First Amendment Society

When you give to the Newseum, you are making a powerful commitment to increasing public understanding of the importance of a free press and the First Amendment.

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. Large print and braille versions of the list are available by calling 202/292-6292.

Benefits and Privileges

All invitations are good for two guests, unless otherwise noted.

Advocate Level ($1,000)
  • Unlimited free admission to the Newseum for you and up to three guests
  • Access for six to a private weekday tour during business hours, personalized for your interest and time*
  • 15 percent discount on food at the Source by Wolfgang Puck for parties of four or less
  • Invitation to an exhibit opening event
  • Six general admission guest passes
  • Priority seating at Newseum programs
  • Invitation to the annual “Evening with the Curator,” a curator-hosted exploration of Newseum artifacts
  • Recognition on the Newseum’s website
  • 10 percent discount on lunch (food only, parties of 4 or less) at Jaleo D.C. and China Chilcano, courtesy of José Andrés’s ThinkFoodGroup
  • 10 percent discount in the Newseum Store, The Food Section and on adult education programs
  • Personalized service through the Friends Society concierge line
Supporter Level ($2,500)

All of the above benefits, plus:

  • Invitation to “On the Scene,” an insider look at the First Amendment outside the Newseum walls, hosted by media experts
  • Access for six to a private tour, after hours during the week (5-6 p.m.) or on a weekend, personalized for your interest and time*
  • Complimentary dual Newseum membership to share as a gift
  • A private, behind-the-scenes “Tech Tour” of the Newseum’s production and technology centers for up to six guests*
Ambassador Level ($5,000)

All of the above benefits, plus:

  • A private presentation of the Newseum’s collection by a curator, tailored to your time and interests for up to six guests*
  • Invitation to a Newseum leadership dinner event
  • Invitation to a reception hosted by the Newseum’s president and chief operating officer
Defender Level ($10,000)

All of the above benefits, plus:

  • A named seat in one of the Newseum’s high-profile theaters
  • Recognition in the Newseum Visitors Guide
Champion Level ($25,000)

All of the above benefits, plus:

  • Unlimited free admission for you and up to 10 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 guests*

*To be arranged through the Friends Society concierge service.

For more information or to join by phone, please contact Cecelia Cizek at 202/292-6557, or ccizek@newseum.org.

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

 

Jaleo
China Chilcano

 

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