There are many ways to support the Dixon

Your gift supports the development and presentation of outstanding exhibitions in the galleries and gardens. It also provides education programs for children and adults, free outreach programs, and free admission programs to ensure access for everyone regardless of circumstances.

Fund for the Dixon

The Annual Fund supports the development and presentation of outstanding exhibitions in the galleries and gardens, education programs for children and adults, outreach and free admission programs, and daily operations of the galleries and gardens.

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The Curator's Circle 

The Curator’s Circle is open to all Dixon Members who want to expand the museum’s art collection. With a gift of $2,500, you can attend a special dinner and cast your vote for a work(s) of art for the permanent collection. Curator’s Circle participants also receive invitations to special lectures and trips. To join the 2020 Curator’s Circle, contact Mary Kathryn Davis at mdavis@dixon.org or (901) 312-1256.

Margaret Oates Dixon Society

The Margaret Oates Dixon Society is open to all women who would like to support a Dixon exhibition or program in addition to membership support. A contribution of $1,000 establishes a one-year participation in the Margaret Oates Dixon Society.  Donors are recognized on a panel in the sponsored exhibition or program,  in The Leaf newsletter, and in the annual report. To pay your pledge or join this amazing group, click here.

The Fashion Council 

The Fashion Council is an affinity group at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens established in 2019 to build support for fashion-based exhibitions and programming at the Dixon. Throughout the Dixon’s history, exhibitions that touch on or center around fashion have proved successful for the museum and have allowed for a wide range of programs. The Fashion Council seeks to make fashion-based exhibitions, programs, and events a more strategic focus for the institution to ultimately bring more diverse audiences to the museum and gardens. Members will receive special curator-led tours of exhibitions and the permanent collection, invitations to member-only events and programs, and special travel opportunities. Members of the Fashion Council will make an annual contribution of $250. If they are not already members of the Dixon, they can join at the $75 family level for a total contribution of $325. 

Legacy Society

You can make a lasting impression on the Dixon Gallery and Gardens and its future programs through a planned gift. With many options available, your estate plan can become a tangible legacy that lasts for generations. For information regarding deferred gift vehicles that can provide financial rewards and personal rewards, please click here

Gifts in Tribute

The Gifts in Tribute program provides opportunities to celebrate and remember family and friends while supporting the museum and gardens. Tribute gifts are thoughtful acknowledgments for all occasions including birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and engagements, graduations, holidays, births, or as expressions of sympathy and remembrance.

Gift a Day 

Provide a free day at the Dixon for everyone! For a $500 gift, you can designate a day of free admission for all visitors in honor of the recipient of your choice. It’s the perfect gift for anyone who loves art, horticulture, and the Memphis community.

Call (901) 312-1256 or email mdavis@dixon.org to find out more.

Matching Gifts

Many companies offer to double charitable contributions made by employees through Matching Gift programs. Proper documentation is available from all matching gifts companies and must accompany contributions at the time they are made. 

Corporate Giving

The business community provides needed support through corporate membership or sponsorship of exhibitions, events, gardens, or programs. Full information regarding joining the Dixon Corporate Community of Support is available by contacting the Development Office, 901-761-5250 ext. 105 or sjohnson@dixon.org. Corporate supporters are recognized on the Dixon website, in The Leaf newsletter, and in the annual report.

Other Ways to Give

If you shop at Kroger or Amazon.com, your purchases can earn money for the Dixon!  Join the Kroger Community Rewards program here.  Learn more about the Amazon Smiles program here.

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