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Join & Give


We are grateful for support from our members and donors that enables us to showcase textile art, global cultures, and local history through exhibitions, programs, and publications. Each contribution helps make the museum an exciting place of exploration for all ages.



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Make a Donation

Donate to our annual fund to help sustain our operations, allowing us to care for our collections, advance scholarship, and create memorable visitor experiences.



By Mail

Send a check, payable to the George Washington University, to:
George Washington University
P.O. Box 98131
Washington, DC 20077-9756

Please indicate your gift designation (The Textile Museum, Washingtoniana, or GW’s Fund for the Museum) on your check’s memo line.



By Phone

Please call Danielle Tyson, associate director of museum membership and annual giving, at 202-994-5242 to make a credit card gift, or for information on how to make a gift of stock or securities.




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The Textile Museum Council

If you are passionate about textile art, we invite you to join this group of patrons who provide philanthropic support and come together for unique experiences.






Other Ways to Give







Planned Giving

As you work on your will and other financial plans, museum and university staff can provide guidance on making a bequest, annuity, trust, or gift of real estate that can be a part of your lasting legacy. To begin a conversation about planned giving, contact Eliza Ward, director of development, at [email protected] or 202-994-5438.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Individuals, corporations, and foundations can support specific exhibitions, programs, or events. The museum can tailor recognition opportunities and sponsor benefits to align with your priorities. To learn more, please contact Eliza Ward, director of development, at [email protected] or 202-994-5438.


Gifts of Art

Our museum collects historical textile art from Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and indigenous cultures of the Americas, as well as contemporary art. We welcome donations of exemplary artworks that fulfill our current collecting needs. As each collection item requires custom storage and care, we encourage you to consider a financial gift in tandem with your artwork donation. The first step is to ask our curators to review the artwork you are interested in donating.




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