The Quillin Society is the Witte Museum’s exclusive membership group for the most generous donors. As the museum looks towards The New Witte, the Quillin Society is more vital than ever as sections of the campus close for renovation and new phases of the expansion plan are built. This operational support from philanthropists like you allows the Witte to continue sustaining – and enhancing – a full schedule of educational programs, blockbuster exhibitions, and engaging events for the community, all while being under construction.
Together, the Witte Museum and the Quillin Society will continue to provide access to an average of 350,000 visitors each year, 150,000 of whom are school-aged children, and 80,000 of whom visit free of charge during weekly Free Tuesdays hours. The Quillin Society supports the care and stewardship of the internationally recognized collections and the cultivation of generations who care for the San Antonio and South Texas community as the museum transitions into the future.
In appreciation, the Witte offers Quillin Society members special recognition and invitations to major exhibit openings, and educational, and social events throughout the year, providing unparalleled access to one of Texas' original museums.
We invite you to join in the Witte's success at new Hard Hat Levels, which include Patron and above. We are also delighted to offer multi-year Hard Hat commitments of three years at a discount of $500 per year. Stay at your current level or take advantage of the discount and move up with the extended Hard Hat commitment! As the Witte continues to provide exceptional educational programs and exhibits to our community, your support at the Hard Hat Level will enable us to emerge in 2017 as a leading cultural institution not only in Texas, but also in the United States.
The Board of Trustees invites you to play an integral role in furthering the Witte's mission and ensuring its relevance to generations to come by joining the Quillin Society.
Premier Membership Levels of the Witte Museum
QUILLIN SUSTAINER $1,000 – 2,499
Unlimited free admission for you and your guests PLUS all benefits of membership at the Family level and above
Reduced or free admission for special engagement exhibits for you and your guests, as applicable
Exclusive Quillin Society-only entrance into the Witte (coming soon)
Complimentary reservations for two to the annual President’s Dinner honoring major donors
Nontransferable reservations for two to the annual Witte Game Dinner at half price
Invitations to exclusive Quillin Society events and all Witte Society events
Invitations to exclusive curatorial talks, members-only exhibit previews and the annual holiday and Fiesta parties
Opportunity for a “Behind the Scenes Tour” with wine and cheese with a senior staff member and Witte Curator for you and your guests
QUILLIN PATRON $2,500 – 4,999
Quillin Patrons enjoy all of the benefits of Quillin Sustainers, plus:
Complimentary nontransferable reservations for two to the annual Witte Game Dinner
Exclusive event for Quillin Patron and above levels of membership
Membership in future Affinity Groups with unique, curator-led special events
NEW! Inclusion in the Witte's Hard Hat Level, which includes first-hand information regarding The New Witte expansion, monthly staff-led hard hat tours of the New Witte construction, and invitations to special events for campaign donors (opening receptions not included.)
Quillin Patron Hard Hat Members may either make an annual gift of $2,500 or may make a multi-year commitment of $2,000 annually for three years to support the Witte's operations.
QUILLIN BENEFACTOR $5,000 – 9,999
Quillin Benefactors enjoy all the benefits of Quillin Patrons, plus:
Sponsorship recognition in exhibit featured at President’s Dinner
Quillin Benefactor Hard Hat Members may either make an annual gift of $5,000 or may make a multi-year commitment of $4,500 annually for three years to support the Witte's operations.
QUILLIN STEWARD $10,000 – 24,999
Quillin Stewards enjoy all the benefits of Quillin Benefactors, plus:
Private dinner with the Witte’s President at the Argyle or the Witte
Quillin Steward Hard Hat Members may either make an annual gift of $10,000 or may make a multi-year commitment of $9,500 annually for three years to support the Witte's operations.
QUILLIN PHILANTHROPIST $25,000 AND ABOVE
Quillin Philanthropists enjoy all the benefits of Quillin Stewards, plus:
Opportunity to use the Witte after-hours for a small group on one occasion
Guided tour for two by Witte’s President of a nationally recognized natural history and science or art museum
Quillin Benefactor Hard Hat Members may either make an annual gift of $25,000 or may make a multi-year commitment of $24,500 annually for three years to support the Witte's operations.
Please mail all pledge forms to: Witte Museum
San Antonio, TX 78209
For more information on the Quillin Society or to set up a payment plan, please call Alexandra Barrett at 210.357.1922 or via email at AlexandraBarrett@WitteMuseum.org.