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Support the Witte

Wonder awaits you at the Witte Museum!

From world-class exhibitions to engaging educational programs, the Witte is more accessible, more versatile and more attuned to the needs of the community because of your support. In short, you make the Witte more wonder-ful.

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How to help?

Give a Gift Today

The simplest way to give is through the Witte’s online giving portal, or through cash or check. These gifts support the museum right away.

Give Over Time

  • Make a recurring gift or multi-year pledge to provide ongoing support to the Museum.
  • Pledges may be made by calling the Witte Development Office at 210.357.1851.

Fund a Program, Collections, Exhibition or Position

  • Underwrite upcoming exhibitions, collections, school field trips, endowed leadership positions, and more. Establish an endowed fund through a minimum commitment of $25,000.
  • The Witte Development team is available to answer questions, provide guidance, and share opportunities for you to make an impact and leave your legacy.

Planned Giving and Legacy Society

Make a lasting gift for the museum by joining the Legacy Society. To join, provide for the Witte through a planned gift–will, life insurance, trust, charitable gift annuity, retirement plan, family foundation, donor advised fund or other planned giving arrangement. Gifts can be designated for the Witte’s general purposes or restricted to a specific area, such as endowment.

Legacy gifts of every amount help ensure that the Witte’s mission to inspire people to shape the future of Texas through transformative and relevant experience in Nature, Science and Culture continues for future generations.

If you’d like to further discuss your options for direct giving, recurring gifts and pledges, or planned giving, please contact Mendi Etheredge, Chief of Advancement, at 210.357.1851 or email

Other Ways to Support the Witte

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We invite you to explore the different ways a partnership with the Witte Museum can shape the future of Texas while supporting your company’s unique objectives. Corporate Membership allows your company to benefit from the Witte’s expertise by offering your employees and clients the opportunity to engage in a variety of interactive learning experiences for people of all ages.

Your participation in the Witte Corporate Membership Program ensures that the Witte continues to bring outstanding exhibits and programs to Texas and secures the strong foundation necessary for continued growth. Working together, we can transform San Antonio into the city of the future where all people have the opportunity to create an extraordinary life.

For more information on Corporate Memberships, please contact Ann-Marie Camosy, Vice President of Development, at 210.357.1894 or

Market your business to tens of thousands of people through sponsorship at the Witte Museum!

As San Antonio’s most-visited museum, the Witte reaches a diverse audience of hundreds of thousands from within Bexar County and beyond. Witte visitor demographics reflect those of the greater San Antonio area, with visitors from all 10 City Council Districts, 220 Texas Counties, and all 50 states. Whatever your demographic focus, exhibition,sponsorship at the Witte will reach them! Sponsorship opportunities that provide meaningful exposure for your company are available throughout the year. Choose between exhibitions, programs, or events; there is always an opportunity for partnership with the Witte!

Learn more about Program Sponsorship

Education Partners at the Witte Museum receive FREE general admission access for students, faculty and staff. Experience the transformative and enriching educational resources that can only be found at the Witte. Education Partners benefit from opportunities for deeper engagement, offer meaningful experiences in Texas nature, science and culture to their students and support the Witte’s educational mission by underwriting museum operations.

Education Partner dues are determined by total student enrollment and staff employment:

  • Up to 9,999 students and employees: $5,000

  • 10,000 – 49,999 students and employees: $10,000

  • 50,000 or more students and employees: $20,000


As an Education Partner, your institution will receive:

  • FREE general admission for students, faculty and staff of the university with their university ID for one calendar year.

  • $10 discount off memberships for all university faculty and staff.

  • 35 complimentary, one-time admission passes to be used at your discretion.

  • A private, behind-the-scenes tour led by Museum President and CEO, Marise McDermott, for up to 15 people to be scheduled with the Chief of Advancement.

  • Recognition in Tracks, the Museum’s e-newsletter sent to 10,000 Member and Donor homes in San Antonio and Texas.

  • Opportunities to be featured on the Witte’s growing social media accounts.

  • Invitation for two university representatives and special recognition at the annual President’s Dinner.

  • Opportunities for volunteering, student internships and collaborative programming.


For more information on Education Partnerships, please contact Ann-Marie Camosy, Vice President of Development, at 210.357.1894 or

The Every Fourth Grader Initiative allows school districts to bring 4th graders to the Witte where they can have their Texas history lessons reinforced through fun, hands-on experiences at the South Texas Heritage Center.

Be a hero for Texas history!