"The Huntington is a real life display of the things that make life worthwhile, the things that add to the pleasure of being alive and that provide hope for the future."
-- R. Stanton Avery, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, 1970-92
The Huntington's Corporate Partners are comprised of a group of distinguished business leaders who have a special interest in the intellectual and cultural activities taking place here. Furthering the mission to promote education and outreach, the Corporate Partners help to make a difference in the community by providing vital support for The Huntington’s ever-expanding programs. These tours and workshops reach over 25,000 school children each year, free of charge. Schools from Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Riverside, Santa Barbara, and San Bernardino counties participate.
There are many ways to get your company involved at The Huntington. With over fifty members, our Corporate Partners provide a continuing source of operating support, which is put to immediate use for daily operations, impacting every area of the grounds from our world-class education programs that reach audiences of all ages, to security and maintenance of our 207-acre estate. Our Corporate Partners provide program sponsorship of particular programs or special exhibitions through directed charitable contributions.
Corporate Partners enjoy a number of special privileges including the opportunity to host private events at The Huntington (Patron level and above). The membership also includes executive memberships in the Society of Fellows for your designated representatives, invitations to exclusive Huntington events, annual passes for free admission, the ability to reserve free private guided tours, and recognition on the Donor Wall in our Visitor's Center.
Memberships range from $2,500 to $50,000 annually. For additional information, please contact:
Kristy Peters, Director, Foundation and Corporate Relations
Download the Corporate Partners brochure/application
($50,000+) includes Corporate Membership and Additional GrantsAir China
* The Capital Group Companies, Inc.
The Gardner Grout Foundation
Wells Fargo - Wells Fargo Charitable Foundation
Bank of America
City National Bank
Southern California Edison–an Edison International Company
The Langham Huntington Hotel
Milo W. Bekins Foundation
The Schow Foundation
Town & Country Event Rentals*
Union Bank of California Walt Disney Company
Achieving America Family Foundation
Breeders’ Cup Limited
Christie’s Los Angeles*
Crown Media Family Networks
East West Bank
Emerson Network Power
First Republic Bank
The Gas Company, a Sempra Energy Company
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Grosvenor Family Foundation
Julie Stearns Dockweiler Charitable Foundation
KR Capital Advisors, Inc.
Lawrence Kelly & Associates
Northern Trust Bank
Pacific Life Foundation
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Images by Lighting*
Julienne Fine Foods
Kelly Sutherlin McLeod Architecture
Montag & Caldwell
Resnick Family Foundation
Russakow / Greene & Tan LLP
* Denotes a contribution that includes products and/or services (updated 5.6.2013)
Additional Charitable Contribution Opportunities
A variety of exciting sponsorship opportunities are available for those companies interested in supporting specific projects such as admission-free “First Thursdays,” special exhibitions, or our comprehensive education programs. Becoming a Corporate partner can provide a considerable level of promotion and public relations that can strengthen your organization’s image and visibility on many levels. Our staff works closely with our Corporate Partners to provide prominent recognition, unique special events, and other promotional planning.
For additional information about these projects, please contact Kristy Peters
We are actively seeking Corporate Partners for the following projects:
In order to make The Huntington more accessible to a greater number of people in the community, there is no admission charge on the first Thursday of each month. The Huntington hosts over 500,000 visitors each year, and approximately 53,000 (10.3%) of them visit on First Thursdays. The large audiences that visit on these days include many families and senior citizens who are considered to have low or moderate incomes. While the First Thursdays program successfully introduces many new faces to The Huntington's treasures, the costs associated with offering free admission draws needed resources away from other public and scholarly programs. Therefore, we seek to develop partnerships with foundations and corporations which share Henry Huntington's vision of opening The Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens to all people regardless of their income level.
The Huntington provides extensive educational programming for students of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds through school tours, popular lectures, teacher workshops, and public programs. Since its pioneering docent training in the 1930s, The Huntington has sought to advance society's educational goals. Education and research are implicit in our mandate: "...to conduct an institution of educational value to the public." The Huntington has persevered in its mission, providing over 800 school tours in the past year, offering a diverse audience of 25,000 elementary and middle school students an eye-opening introduction to art, literature, and nature derived from the four corners of the world. Family programs and other informal education programs are also offered throughout the year on weekends.
The Huntington is one of the nation's outstanding centers for research in the humanities. It is also among Southern California's oldest and largest independent educational and cultural institutions, serving both scholars and the general public. With the restoration of Mr. Huntington's carriage house into the MaryLou and George Boone Gallery in 2000, a world-class exhibition venue was established that gives us an unprecedented ability to offer a continuing series of special exhibitions. We are seeking Corporate partners to help underwrite special exhibitions in the Boone Gallery.
Our customized and cost-effective sponsorship packages are made with your objectives in mind, providing your company with attractive benefits. We will work with you throughout the entire sponsorship process to create a rewarding and successful partnership.
Additional Ways to Contribute
Employee Matching Gifts
Double your contribution! Many corporations match individual gifts to The Huntington. Some of the companies that have contributed matching gifts in the past include the Capital Group, Merrill Lynch & Co. Foundations, Inc., Southern California Gas Company, The Los Angeles Times, and Transamerica Foundation. Corporations that match gifts will be recognized in our Annual Report. We encourage you to establish a matching program if your company does not yet have one.
Companies with Matching Gift Programs Benefiting The Huntington
BD Associates, Matching Gift Program
The Boeing Company
The Capital Group Companies, Inc.
FM Global Foundation
General Mills Foundation
J. Paul Getty Trust
IBM Corporation Matching Grants
J.P. Morgan & Co., Inc
W.M. Keck Foundation
Kirkland & Ellis
Merrill Lynch & Co. Foundations, Inc.
Mobil Foundation, Inc.
Newhall Land & Farming Company
Payden & Rygel
Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program
The Rose Hills Foundation
Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.
Southern California Gas Company
Tenet Healthcare Foundation Matching Gift Program
Western Asset Management Co.
The William Hewlett FoundationPlease confirm the rules and requirements with your company prior to making a matching gift.