Charles was once quoted as saying, “We don’t take our pleasures seriously enough.” Supporting the Foundation gives you an opportunity to take your pleasures seriously. Your contribution not only lets you visit and enjoy the Eames House, but it also helps maintain the Eames House for generations to come.
Through your generosity, Charles and Ray Eames’ approach to life and work, will be extended, celebrated, and, in the best of all possible worlds, provide inspiration for others.
Powers of Ten Program
A fun way to support the Foundation is to celebrate and remember Charles and Ray’s memorable film Powers of Ten by joining through our Powers of Ten Program, which is available at most levels. Join, and ten equal monthly payments will be billed to you.
GIFT an Eames fan with a Membership to the Foundation. Of course, Foundation Membership benefits apply only to the person(s) receiving the Gift Membership.
We thank you for your generosity and look forward to meeting you at Members Appreciation Day!
Friend of the Foundation – 125.00 USD
As a Friend of the Foundation, you will enjoy the following special Member privileges for one calendar year.
The ongoing preservation of the Eames House necessitates we increase the membership fee. We apologize for any inconvenience. Out of respect for existing members, the next renewal will be at the old rate.
- Members Appreciation Day: Join us in celebrating the spirit of Charles and Ray when the ground floor of the Eames House is opened for an afternoon tour. This is a once-a-year event, for Members and one guest only, hosted by members of the Eames family. Membership and reservations are required a week in advance of that day, which is scheduled each year around the time of Charles and Ray’s anniversary, June 20th. Click here to enjoy last year’s event.
- One docent-led Exterior Tour of the grounds of the Eames House during your membership year. Appointments are necessary; call 310-459-9663.
- Unlimited grounds visits during regularly scheduled hours free of charge. Appointments are necessary; call 310-459-9663.
- 10% discount at the Eames Office Gallery and Store. The discount applies on all books and gift items (excludes furniture and vintage items).
Supporter of the Foundation – 250.00 USD
- In addition to the Friend-level benefits, you and three guests will enjoy one regularly scheduled Members-only, docent-led Exterior Tour of the grounds of the Eames House.
- A copy of Eames by Gloria Koenig.
Patron of the Foundation – 500.00 USD
- In addition to the Friend-level benefits, you and one guest will enjoy one Members-only, docent-led Interior and Exterior House Tour. Please schedule your appointment at least three business days in advance for any day Monday through Friday (except holidays), between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm.
- A copy of the Eames Films, Volume 2 DVD House: after five years of living.
Spirited Sponsor of the Foundation – 5,000 USD
- In addition to the Friend-level benefits, you and three guests will enjoy one Members-only, docent-led Interior and Exterior House and Studio Tour. Please schedule your appointment at least three business days in advance for any day Monday through Friday (except holidays), between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm.
- An original artwork by Lucia Eames.
Participating Sponsors of the Foundation – 50,000 USD
- Participating Sponsors generally begin at the $50,000 level. If you are interested in contributing at this level or above, or would be interested in endowing the Foundation to fund a particular aspect of the Eames Foundation, please call us for more information at 310-459-9663.