Leadership Support


IMPACT- $2 million
Provides resources to incorporate innovative technologies throughout American Enterprise, engaging visitors in dynamic and memorable ways.

  • Prominent named recognition for 20 years on the highly interactive area within the exhibition known as The Exchange, or category exclusivity for corporate and industry sponsors
  • Sponsor statement with logo in the official American Enterprise press kit
  • All benefits listed below


IMPACT- $1 million
Allows American Enterprise to be updated with new content during its 20 year run, ensuring fresh perspectives on the nation’s business history.

  • Opportunity to co-host four special events at the Museum within the first five years of the building’s reopening. These events may include client events, breakfasts, dinners, receptions or special employee evenings.
  • Permanent name recognition in the Smithsonian’s Distinguished Benefactors Room in the Castle Building
  • Prominent name recognition in print and electronic media
  • Prominent recognition and cross-linkage on the exhibition webpage (NMAH website receives 8 million+ unique annual visits)
  • Opportunity to create corporate image advertising
  • All benefits listed below

$500,000+ LEVEL

IMPACT- $500,000
Enables the development of free public education programs, enriching the experiences of millions of visitors each year.

  • Opportunity to host one event per year for the first three years after the gallery’s opening, including breakfast, luncheon, evening reception or dinner.
  • Recognition as a sponsor in a feature story on the Museum’s blog and e-newsletter (distributed to more than 22,000 subscribers)
  • All benefits listed below

$250,000+ LEVEL

IMPACT- $250,000
Allows the Museum to use the latest techniques to conserve treasured artifacts of business history and to prepare them for display.

  • Special after-hour tours for the donor and guests with curators and/or Museum leadership
  • Recognition as a sponsor on select printed materials that may be produced in association with the completed American Enterprise exhibition, including brochures, public programming announcements, print and electronic media
  • Permission to develop and distribute gift bags during select non-public events, which may include merchandise related to the American Enterprise exhibit, product samples and coupons
  • All benefits listed below

$100,000+ LEVEL

IMPACT- $100,000
Makes possible the creation of standards-based educational materials to be shared online, free-of-charge, with millions of teachers and students.

  • Recognition in a press release announcing the exhibition
  • Name recognition on the exhibition donor panel
  • Name recognition on the exhibition’s website along with other exhibition sponsors and donors
  • Invitations to exhibition opening and donor recognition events with the Secretary of the Smithsonian, Members of Congress, and other luminaries
  • Museum curators will work with the sponsor to review potential objects for donation to the Museum’s collection. These objects will be candidates for inclusion in the exhibition’s content, though inclusion cannot be guaranteed. Any objects used in the exhibition would be credited in the exhibition as “Gift/s of (Sponsors Name).”
  • Opportunity to explore with Museum curators the ways in which an in-kind gift of sponsor might be incorporated into the exhibition to enhance the visitor experience
  • One-way hotlink from sponsor’s website to the American Enterprise exhibit as featured on the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History’s website
  • Honorary membership in the Smithsonian Council for American History for one year
  • Name recognition in the Smithsonian’s Annual Report

Opportunities at other levels

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