Ways to Give

The mission of the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) is to inspire the imagination and ignite critical dialogue through art, film, and other forms of creative expression. BAMPFA has developed an international reputation for our active and ambitious exhibition programs, the quality of our art and film collections, and our remarkable research resources. Donations from individuals like you support BAMPFA’s continued excellence and ensure our art and film programs are available to the widest possible audience.

There are many ways to give to BAMPFA:


As a member-supported organization, BAMPFA relies on contributions from the broadest possible base to present our dynamic year-round art and film programming. BAMPFA members enjoy free admission to our breathtaking galleries; reduced-price tickets to film screenings in the state-of-the-art Barbro Osher theater; discounts at Babette cafe, the BAMPFA Store, local restaurants, and cultural destinations; and so much more!

Become a member today to activate your all-access pass to art, film, and other delightful disruptions!

Curator’s Circle

As our leading group of donors, Curator’s Circle members play a crucial role in supporting BAMPFA’s efforts to showcase the highest quality art and film programming and foster deeper knowledge about the vast array of works in our collection. Curator’s Circle contributions help to support in-person conversations with artists and filmmakers from around the world, while also making BAMPFA programs widely accessible by underwriting our free admission policy for Bay Area children and their families.

Become a Curator’s Circle member today to get and give the best of BAMPFA!

Film Council

Join a dedicated group of cinephiles, filmmakers, and supporters who are deepening their relationship with BAMPFA and helping sustain the future of film exhibition, education, collection, and preservation—in Berkeley and beyond. For the very best access and engagement with film at BAMPFA, we invite you to join the Film Council today!

Annual Fund

Become a partner in presenting the BAMPFA programs you value most. We encourage you to direct your most generous gift to our Annual Fund, which supports all of our adventurous art and film programming. As you consider your gift amount, please recognize that the University contributes less than 20 percent of our annual budget, making support from generous individuals like you crucial.

Sponsorship Fund

Individual sponsorships of BAMPFA exhibitions and film series are fundamental to the quality, scope, and success of these programs. Sponsorships come with many opportunities for recognition and engagement and can be tailored to individual needs and interests.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Director of Development Justin Glasson at jglasson@berkeley.edu.

Corporate Giving

A corporate partnership with BAMPFA demonstrates a commitment to cultural enrichment in the Bay Area, offers exposure of your brand to our diverse and dynamic audiences, and provides unique opportunities for employee or client engagement.

For more information on our corporate partner program, please contact Director of Development Justin Glasson at jglasson@berkeley.edu.

Art & Film Benefit

Our premier annual fundraising event, the BAMPFA Art & Film Benefit offers an exciting opportunity to support BAMPFA and experience the Bay Area arts scene at its best! Sponsor a table, buy tickets, purchase unique auction items and experience packages you'll find nowhere else, and make a big difference by supporting our Fund-a-Need campaign.

For additional information contact Director of Development Justin Glasson at jglasson@berkeley.edu.

The Hofmann Society (Planned Giving)

The Hofmann Society honors those generous legacy donors who have included the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in their estate, retirement plan, or other life-income gifts such as a charitable gift annuity or charitable trust. We are exceptionally grateful to these lead patrons for their commitment to the cultural life of our community through legacy giving.

There are numerous easy options for making a legacy gift; some plans even provide lifetime income. Memorial and tribute gifts are promptly reported to family members designated by the donor.

For information about legacy giving, please contact Director of Development Justin Glasson at jglasson@berkeley.edu.


Endowment gifts support key staff positions, collections, and programs. Endowment funds provide BAMPFA with its most dependable source of annual revenue, ensuring that we can provide the best and broadest access to art, film, and education for generations to come. We are grateful for these recent endowment gifts:

  • Les H. Blank Documentary Film Fund
  • BAMPFA Collections Engagement Fund
  • Hellman Breslau Endowment for the Preservation of Outdoor Sculpture at BAMPFA
  • Fund for the Collections Engagement Associate supported by Dr. Rosalyn M. Laudati and Dr. James Pick with major funding from the Estate of Candace Friesen and the National Endowment for the Humanities
  • C. David Robinson Fund for Photography Acquisition
  • Sharon and Barclay Simpson BAMPFA School and Family Programs Fund

To support our endowment campaign or to learn more about creating your legacy of philanthropy at BAMPFA, please contact Director of Development Justin Glasson at jglasson@berkeley.edu.

Gifts of Art and Film

Donating Art and Film

All proposed gifts of art or film are reviewed by the Curatorial Department and director. If determined appropriate for the BAMPFA collection, proposals are then presented to the Collections Committee, which votes to recommend each work of art to the Board of Trustees for final approval. The Collections Committee reviews proposed gifts quarterly. Donations valued at $5,000 or more require independent appraisal to qualify for tax benefits. Note that all donations require a deed of gift; gifts of physical property only do not affect copyright.

To propose gifts of works of art to BAMPFA, please email artcuratorial@berkeley.edu. For information about donating film and video to BAMPFA, please email filmcuratorial@berkeley.edu.

Donating Film Research Materials

The Film Library and Study Center welcomes donations of film books, periodicals, still photographs, posters, production files, distributor and festival catalogs, and any other film-related documentation. Donations help improve the scope and quality of our library collections, which are used by students, scholars, historians, and film enthusiasts from the Bay Area and beyond. All donations are subject to resale if items duplicate the library’s collections.

For information about making a donation to the Film Library and Study Center, please email pfafilmcollection@berkeley.edu.

Thank you!

BAMPFA gratefully acknowledges the contributions of the generous individual, institutional, and corporate supporters whose gifts make everything we do possible and enrich the lives of those in our community.

All donations to BAMPFA are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. BAMPFA Tax ID: 94-6002123.