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Realizing our vision cannot be accomplished through membership gifts and admissions sales alone. We rely on annual gifts from generous individuals to help fund our dynamic programming. 


Annual Fund

Gifts to the annual fund provide vital support for The Museum's exhibitions, educational activities, and public programs. Your charitable contribution allows The Museum to present contemporary art and culture to a diverse community, and ensures its future as a lively center connecting art, people, and ideas for generations to come.

Please consider supporting The CJM with a 100% tax-deductible gift today. The Museum’s tax ID number is 47-0920831.

Commemorative Gifts

Contributions to the annual fund are also a wonderful way to commemorate a birthday, anniversary, special occasion, or memorial. We will acknowledge your gift by sending a note informing the friend or family member you indicate. All gift amounts are confidential unless otherwise requested.


The CJM Legacy Society

The Legacy Society recognizes and honors the vision and generosity of individuals who safeguard the future of The Contemporary Jewish Museum by including The Museum in their estate plans. Join us and enjoy a variety of opportunities and benefits as you make a future commitment to The CJM.


Legacy Giving Options

Including a gift to The CJM in your estate plans is a powerful way to make a transformative gift for art and education for generations to come. There are several types of gifts you can make. Choose one that works for you.

To make it easy for you to begin your estate planning, we’ve partnered with FreeWill. Click here to start the process of writing your will at no cost to you.

This tool is free to you whether you choose to include a gift to The CJM or not, and can be used to create your fully valid legal will, or simply support you in thinking about your estate plans before finding a lawyer near you.

  • Bequests: Give to The CJM through your living will or living trust.

  • Life Income Gifts: Make a gift to The CJM and provide income for yourself and your loved ones through charitable gift annuities or charitable remainder trusts.

  • Retirement Plans & Life Insurance: Include The CJM as a beneficiary.


Questions? We are here to help.

Jay Auslander

Director of Development