Support JANM Today!

As this challenging year draws to a close, I would like to thank JANM’s members and supporters for their generous donations to JANM through the pandemic. Your loyalty and encouragement have been critical to JANM’s sustainability in these turbulent times. Looking forward to 2021, JANM will continue to provide quality educational content, public programs, and compelling exhibitions while investing in a solid financial future. With this in mind, we invite you to continue to support JANM with a year end gift. Here are some ways to make a charitable gift:

Stock Gifts

Now is a great time to show your support through stock gifts. Donations of publicly traded securities bypass tax on capital gains at fair market value. Please consult with your tax advisor to determine the amount of any deduction you may be able to claim.

Donor-Advised Funds

A Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) is a charitable giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to support your favorite causes. If you have a Donor-Advised Fund, please consider supporting JANM.

IRA Charitable Gifts

Starting at age 70 ½, you can direct a qualified distribution to JANM to satisfy your required minimum distribution (RMD) from your IRA, and it won’t be counted as a taxable distribution. Making a charitable gift at JANM is a tax-smart choice!

You can also show your support by becoming a JANM member, or sharing the gift of knowledge with a friend or loved one with a gift membership. Members receive special access and perks, including a 10% discount in the JANM Store.

For a gift in perpetuity, you can honor your family with a donor wall engraving. Permanent engravings begin at the $5,000 level, and are a wonderful way of making your family a part of our work. To learn more about available opportunities, click here.

Or, you can give a general donation. A gift in any amount ensures we can continue our tradition of excellence in exhibitions, public programs, educational programs, and other projects. Every dollar helps, and donations can be made online at any time.

Each person’s tax situation is unique, so we encourage you to consult with your tax/legal advisors to find out the best donation option for you. For more information, please contact Alyctra Matsushita, Membership and Individual Giving Manager, at, or call 213.830.5657. Donate before December 31, 2020 to ensure your donation is counted in the 2020 tax year.

Thank you for your continued support of our mission. We look forward to sharing JANM’s many exciting endeavors with you in the new year!

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