Design Museum of Chicago Membership starts at only $6 per month. Join today!


Design can not only be a powerful source of inspiration, it can also be be an integral tool to connect communities and create equity. This is why we think it’s so important to provide Chicago’s residents and visitors with a free and accessible space for inspiration, education, and innovation through design.

Your gift ensures our exhibitions and events remain free, and supports an accessible design space that’s open to all.

Donate $50

Strengthen Community
Keep Design Museum of Chicago free and open to the public

Donate $100

Empower Critical Thinking
Add two books or 20 magazines to our library, accessible to students and members

Donate $250

Encourage Understanding
Provide supplies like x-actos, pens, and notebooks for one of our design workshops

Donate $500

Cultivate Connections
Supply volunteers with tools and paint as they design and build exhibitions together

Donate $1,000

Make Opportunities
Provide our interns with a stipend, in addition to course credit and critical work experience

Donate $2,500

Ignite Imaginations
Fund hundreds of hours of free programming that sparks exploration and creativity

Donate $5,000

Embolden Culture
Make two exhibitions possible within the next year, bringing our mission to life

Any Amount

Every Dollar Helps
Donations at every level are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support!



Thank you!

Design Museum of Chicago is a registered non-profit. Donations are tax-deductible. If you prefer, checks can be made payable to “Design Museum of Chicago” and sent to 108 N State St, 3rd Fl, Chicago, IL 60602.

Contact Tanner Woodford with further questions or comments, by phone: 312 894 6263, or email:


Founding Sponsors


Donors & Corporate Members


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Geoff Adler
Chris Boruff
Philip Burton
Keefer Dunn
Design Matters Media
Howard Ecker
Bob Faust
Cheri Gearhart
Renate Gokl
Helyn Goldenberg
Ruth Goran, CPA
April Greiman
Christie Hefner, CAH Inc.
Matthew Hoffman
Erin & Chris Huizenga
Cody Hudson
Mike Joosse
John Ronan Architects
Carrie Kennedy
Jinhwan Kim
Andie Kramer
Hal Kugeler & Ed Flood
Barry Itzkowitz
Liska + Associates
Fletcher Martin
John & Barbara Massey
Modzelewski Family
Soumit Nandi
Peter Nicholson
Andreana Occes
Wallace & Kristie Paprocki
Lavonne Piscione
John Pobojewski
Jill & Lou Raizin
Susanne Schnell
Jonathan Solomon
Kyle Stork
Studio Gang Architects
Cheryl Towler Weese
Chip von Weise
David Williams, Morningstar
Alisa Wolfson
Robyn Woodford