Support our Annual Fund

November 14, 2019 | | View Comments

Make an end-of-year gift to support the future of Design Museum Portland.

For the last six years, Design Museum Portland has been working hard to fully live our mission of bringing the transformational impact of design everywhere. We’ve been immensely successful in helping to celebrate diverse voices and points of view, elevating members of our community, and giving a platform to stories big and small—from offbeat vending machines to the transformation of the Portland International Airport redesign. This year, we threw a spectacular party with Gala 6 and simultaneously launched a new celebration of creative expression in the world debut of our Design Impact Poster collection. We basked on rooftops at dusk, inspired by the ideas and discoveries of our peers during the inaugural Summer Story Hour series, increased our capacity as we welcomed a new Community Development Associate, and assembled our most diverse leadership representation to date through our speaker series, program committees, councils, and board.

At the heart of this success—and of everything we do—lies a singular integral component, essential to every move we make: the creative community in Portland we’re so lucky to be part of. From our speakers to sponsors, attendees to volunteers, Design Museum is an extension of the community itself and a testament to the creative soul of the city. 

As we end one monumental year and prepare for the even bigger one ahead, one in which we welcome We Design, the Museum’s hard-hitting exploration of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the allied creative fields, we look to our community once again for support. With your year-end gift, we’ll be able to continue our celebration of design in all its forms through the ongoing, innovative programming you already know and love, but also push the boundaries of discussion in workplace, diversity, and creative expression. Your contribution to our Annual Fund helps us bring our community closer together. 

We believe that transformational impact means changing lives through the power of design; that creative expression and community and design, when put together, equal far more than the sum of their parts. As part of this community, we are calling on you and your dollar to help us go the distance and get to work. 

For your support, for the first time, we’re offering a variety of pledge levels and rewards to help you show your Design Museum pride. Proudly showcase our exclusive Design Impact Posters in your home, tell the world that “Design is Everywhere” with our limited edition t-shirt, or even enjoy a fabulous dinner with the production minds behind We Design. 

Thank you again for your incredible support. I’m looking forward to celebrating 2020 with you!

Erica Rife, Managing Director


Give $10

  • Recognition at our Annual Meeting in January 2020
  • 1 Explore the Senses sticker sheet

Give $25

  • Recognition at our Annual Meeting in January 2020
  • Explore the Senses sticker sheet
  • Design Impact Poster postcard pack

Give $50

  • Recognition at our Annual Meeting in January 2020
  • Explore the Senses sticker sheet
  • Design Impact Poster postcard pack
  • One Design Impact Poster

Give $75

  • Recognition at our Annual Meeting in January 2020
  • Explore the Senses sticker sheet
  • Design Impact Poster postcard pack
  • One Design Impact Poster 
  • One Design Museum etched stemless wine glass

Give $100

  • Recognition at our Annual Meeting in January 2020
  • Explore the Senses sticker sheet
  • Design Impact Poster postcard pack
  • One Design Impact Poster 
  • Design Impact Posters – Digital download pack
  • One Design Museum etched stemless wine glass
  • Limited-Edition T-shirt
  • Recognition in Design Museum Magazine

Give $250

  • Recognition at our Annual Meeting in January 2020
  • Explore the Senses sticker sheet
  • Design Impact Poster postcard pack
  • Design Museum etched stemless wine glass
  • Limited-Edition T-shirt
  • Recognition in Design Museum Magazine
  • Complete set of Design Impact Posters (10 in total)
  • Design Impact Posters – Digital download pack

Give $500

  • Recognition at our Annual Meeting in January 2020
  • Explore the Senses sticker sheet
  • Design Impact Poster postcard pack
  • Set of 2 Design Museum etched stemless wine glasses
  • Limited-Edition T-shirt
  • Recognition in Design Museum Magazine
  • Complete set of Design Impact Posters (10 in total)
  • Design Impact Posters – Digital download pack
  • Behind-the-scenes tour for two of We Design: People. Practice. Progress.

Give $1,000+

  • Recognition at our Annual Meeting in January 2020
  • Explore the Senses sticker sheet
  • Design Impact Poster postcard pack
  • Set of 4 Design Museum etched stemless wine glasses
  • Limited-Edition T-shirt
  • Recognition in Design Museum Magazine
  • Complete set of Design Impact Posters (10 in total)
  • Design Impact Posters – Digital download pack
  • Behind-the-scenes tour for two of We Design: People. Practice. Progress.
  • Dinner for you and a guest with the Design Museum team and production minds behind the We Design exhibition