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Corporate Partners

Business and political leaders have traditionally been the driving force behind the establishment of our cultural organizations, supporting and strengthening the arts. Since its inception more than 100 years ago, the DIA has been nurtured by civic-minded business leaders and through this history of generous support the DIA has grown into one of this country's preeminent fine arts museums.

Want to be a Corporate Partner?

Donate to the DIA today!


As a corporate partner you join a roster that includes such historic luminaries as Ralph Harman Booth, James E. Scripps, Dexter M. Ferry, (senior and junior), Joseph L. Hudson, Theodore D. Buhl, Robert H. Tannahill and Edsel and Eleanor Ford. Your support strengthens and extends the foundation built by these benefactors and helps ensure the continuation of an institution essential to the well being of our community. The city of Detroit and the intimate relationship between art and commerce that has produced so many success stories over the years remains just as critical today as it was in 1895 or 1995. This is best embodied at the heart of the museum in the amazing frescoes of Diego Rivera, Detroit Industry. Here we experience that powerful union of art and industry that embodies Detroit and the DIA, and attracts visitors from around the world.

We invite you to establish a partnership with the DIA and join in our mission to secure the legacy of the past and help bring the DIA into a vibrant future.

What Your Contribution Supports

Your donation to the DIA will go directly to providing cultural and educational opportunities for the people of Michigan and visitors from around the globe. Some of the many ways you will be supporting the museum include:

  • Operational support for educational programs and special exhibitions
  • General expenses associated with the daily operation and maintenance of the museum
  • An expanded interactive educational facility providing more public classroom and studio space for both children and adults
  • Conserving and caring for priceless works of art
  • Sustaining a nationally renowned film theater
  • Scholarships for school groups that cannot afford the cost of a visit
  • Improved amenities in our café and museum store

For more on corporate partnership:

Rose Giffen

Rose Gleeson
Major Gifts Officer

Jessica Trombley

Jessica Trombley
Major Gifts Officer

Alison Piech

Alison Piech
Major Gifts Officer