Members of the Patron Circle are at the very center of the philanthropy that supports the JSMA.

The JSMA’s founder, Gertrude Bass Warner, believed that art was a unique form of human expression that transcended boundaries and fostered cultural understanding. Today, the JSMA offers a welcoming destination for discovery and education and relies on generous annual donors to ensure that our vibrant and diverse community continues to benefit from all that a museum can provide.

As the heart of the philanthropic support for the JSMA, the Patron Circle brings together friends and colleagues who share a commitment to having a lively and world-class art museum in Eugene. Through a diverse schedule of private events, Patron Circle donors are able to deepen their own knowledge of the arts and become more engaged with others who share their interests.

The Executive Director and Leadership Council of the JSMA invite you to join the Patron Circle with an annual gift of $1,500 or more. 



Patron Circle Annual Benefits ($1,500 - $2,999.99)

  • Basic membership benefits
  • Two personalized membership cards
  • Eight guest passes
  • Reciprocal admission at 1200+ museums in the North American Reciprocal Museums Program
  • Invitation to “Behind the Scenes” Annual Event
  • Private Curator-led tour
  • Priority Access to Travel Opportunities
  • Private VIP Opening Receptions
  • Annual Report Recognition
  • One-time annual discount on rental spaces


Sustainer Circle Annual Benefits ($3,000 - $4,999.99)

  • All above Patron Circle benefits
  • One complimentary exhibition catalogue
  • Unlimited guest passes
  • Reserved Parking in museum lot when available


Curator’s Circle Annual Benefits ($5,000-$9,999.99)

  • All above Patron Circle benefits
  • One complimentary Family membership
  • Complimentary exhibition catalogues
  • Private viewings with Executive Director or Curator
  • Invitation to post-event dinner with artists and/or curators


Director’s Circle Annual Benefits ($10,000+)

  • All above Patron Circle benefits
  • Invitation to private dinner with Executive Director


Join today!


If you are ready to join the Patron Circle or have questions please contact the JSMA Development Program Manager, or (541) 346-0974.