50th Anniversary Donor Campaign

Illustration of proposed donor wall.

Join our 50th Anniversary Donor Campaign!

Founded in 1963, CHSA has grown to be our nation’s leading organization dedicated to the documentation, study, and presentation of Chinese American history. Through exhibitions, publications, and educational, public programming, CHSA promotes the contributions and legacy of Chinese America.

In 2001, CHSA opened the CHSA Museum and Learning Center in the renovated former Chinatown YWCA designed by the famed architect Julia Morgan. The Museum serves as a permanent home for the story of Chinese in America with its galleries and collections. Your gift to the campaign will advance the sustainability of the Museum for years to come and secure the Museum’s ability to preserve and promote the history of Chinese in America.

Please consider making a special gift to the 50th Anniversary Campaign Fund with a check or your credit card! Please write 50th Anniversary Campaign on the memo line. For your gift there are a variety of forms of recognition available depending on the level of contribution. All gifts $5,000 and above will be acknowledged in a special donor wall to be displayed on the Main Museum Gallery Floor. Donors will be able to dedicate their gift in honor or in memory of a family member of friend.

This special fund will be a part of the CHSA Museum’s Endowment which is used toward maintenance of the CHSA Museum—such as the replacement of the roof and repair to the Clay St. masonry in 2010—and special initiatives such as the acquisition and exhibition of the Jake Lee Collection. The Endowment has been critical to the Museum’s continued growth since opening in 2001.

Donor Levels

  • Game Changer $25,000
  • Advocate $10,000
  • Community Legacy $5,000
  • Family Legacy $1,000

Pledge today to be a part of our 50th Anniversary Donor Campaign! Gifts of $5,000 and above will be recognized on the Donor Wall. Gifts of $1,000 will be recognized in a special digital display in the Gallery.

Naming opportunities in the building are also available. Please contact us for more details.

Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. CHSA is a California non-profit corporation operating under IRS Federal Tax ID #94-6122446. All donations shall be recognized in our ongoing campaign materials.

Pledge online today! Or download this information sheet (pdf) and return to CHSA: 965 Clay Street, San Francisco CA 94108.

Yes! I will support CHSA’s 50th Anniversary Donor Campaign! I will pledge the following amount: