Sponsorship of Conservation Project: $15,000

Sponsorship of Exhibitions for One Academic Year: $10,000

Sponsorship of Exhibitions for One Semester: $5,000

Sponsorship of lecture or program: $500


Atkinson Leadership Society, $10,000 and above
In honor of Mrs. Esther Thomas Atkinson ( 1884 -1994), founder and curator of the Museum, 1968 – 1994, who dedicated three quarters of her lifetime to the preservation of College history.

Bowman Heritage Society, $5,000 - $9,999
Named in honor of Anne Kelly Bowman, educator for over forty years, whose significant gifts in memory of her son, Cecil Richard Bowman, M.D, (1945-1977), Class of 1967, provide the museum’s endowment and laid the foundation for the Museum as we know it today.

Spencer Patron Society, $2,500 - $4,999
Named in honor of S. Bruce and Gladys C. Spencer, Class of 1937, whose significant gifts enabled the museum to secure significant and much needed expansion.  

Curator’s  Circle, $1,000-$2,499

Preservation Circle, $500 - $999                                                    

1775 Club, $200 - $499

Contributor, Up to $199

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All gifts to the Esther T. Atkinson Museum will be contributions to Hampden-Sydney College and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. To enable your employer to make a matching gift, please send the appropriate form with your gift. Planned and deferred gifts are also welcome; please contact Randy Reed at (434) 223-6864 for confidential advice on the plan which will be most beneficial for you.

Approved by the Advisory Board on 4/16/05
Effective: July 05/06