President’s Circle

The President’s Circle is a group of dedicated friends and patrons who believe deeply in the Museum’s work to explore the lives of tenement residents and the centrality of their experiences to the American story. Driven by intellectual curiosity and philanthropy, this vibrant community enjoys engaging with fellow stakeholders, direct access to scholars and Museum leadership, and unique opportunities for adult learning. President’s Circle members receive invitations to special receptions, behind-the-scenes programs, private tours, and other exclusive events. President’s Circle patrons are among the Tenement Museum’s strongest and most compelling ambassadors.

At a time when our world can seem both fragile and fraught, the Museum’s tenement stories provide important historical perspective and inspire us to build an ever more inclusive and expansive American identity. By joining the President’s Circle today, you help to provide critical support to increase our impact.

Core Benefits

  • Invitations to special events and programs throughout the year, including intimate receptions and special tours with the President and members of the Board of Trustees
  • Opportunities for adult learning, including access to leading scholars, authors, and historians
  • Access to exclusive building and walking tours and behind-the scenes virtual programming
  • Special updates from the President on the Museum, our plans and progress
  • Curated gift from the Tenement Museum shop
  • 15% discount at the Museum Shop

Membership Levels

  • Core benefits for up to 8 people
  • Core benefits for up to 10 people
  • Core benefits for up to 10 people
  • Opportunity to host a private tour for up to 15 guests

Join the Tenement Museum’s premier giving circle, a group of philanthropists and enthusiasts who provide leadership support and enjoy direct access to Museum leaders and exclusive programs. Core benefits and invitations to the annual gala included.

The tax-deductibility of your donation will vary. Please see the acknowledgment you receive from the Tenement Museum for details.


For more information about the President’s Circle benefits or to join by check, wire transfer or gift of stock, please contact Ian Patrick, Director of Individual Giving, at [email protected].

Other Ways to Give

Interested in starting a fundraiser or making a bequest to the Museum? Learn more on our Ways to Support page.