East India Marine Associates

Visitor viewing painting in Painting the American Vision

The East India Marine Associates

The EIMA Program

The East India Marine Associates (EIMA) of the Peabody Essex Museum are the cornerstone of the museum’s annual giving program. EIMA members collectively contribute more than $1.4 million per year in funds that support the museum’s core curatorial, educational, outreach, exhibition and public programs.

Levels of Participation

Friends of PEM $1,500 to $2,499

• Invitations to Family Events
• Invitations to exhibition openings

($360 per couple is not tax-deductible)

Curators’ Circle $2,500 to $4,999

• Invitations to Family Events
• Invitations to EIMA-only exhibition private preview events

($660 per couple is not tax-deductible)

Director’s Circle $5,000 - $9,999

• Invitations to Family Events
• Invitations to EIMA-only exhibition private preview events
• Invitation to join a Visiting Committee. Visiting Committees meet during the year and focus on a specific collection area, offering engagement opportunities with curators and other individuals with similar interests. For more information, please email eima@pem.org or call 978-542-1539.

($660 per couple is not tax-deductible)

President’s Circle $10,000 to $24,999

• Invitations to Family Events
• Invitations to EIMA-only exhibition private preview events
• Invitations to Curator’s Choice events – customized opportunities to engage with special guests of the museum and specific collection-based programs throughout the year.
• Invitation to join a Visiting Committee. Visiting Committees meet during the year and focus on a specific collection area, offering engagement opportunities with curators and other individuals with similar interests. For more information, please email eima@pem.org or call 978-542-1539.

($1,000 per couple is not tax-deductible)

Chairman’s Circle $25,000 to $49,999

• Invitations to Family Events
• Invitations to EIMA-only exhibition private preview events
• Invitations to Curator’s Choice events – customized opportunities to engage with special guests of the museum and specific collection-based programs throughout the year.
• Invitation to join a Visiting Committee. Visiting Committees meet during the year and focus on a specific collection area, offering engagement opportunities with curators and other individuals with similar interests. For more information, please email eima@pem.org or call 978-542-1539.
• Additional customized opportunities tailored to your personal interests.

($1,000 per couple is not tax-deductible)

Founders’ Circle $50,000 and above

• Invitations to Family Events
• Invitations to EIMA-only exhibition private preview events
• Invitations to Curator’s Choice events – customized opportunities to engage with special guests of the museum and specific collection-based programs throughout the year.
• Invitation to join a Visiting Committee. Visiting Committees meet during the year and focus on a specific collection area, offering engagement opportunities with curators and other individuals with similar interests. For more information, please email eima@pem.org or call 978-542-1539.
• Additional customized opportunities tailored to your personal interests.

($1,000 per couple is not tax-deductible)

EIMA Member Benefits

In appreciation, EIMA members are invited to participate in an exclusive program designed to bring them closer to the heart of the museum, including its collections and staff. As a member of EIMA, you receive two membership cards with unlimited admission for two adults and four additional guests (per visit); a private museum tour for you, your family and four guests; complimentary admission to Yin Yu Tang and the Phillips Library; free admission to North American Reciprocal Museums and Council of American Maritime Museums participating institutions across the country (more than 400 institutions!) and personal handling of special requests.

Communication

• Subscription to Connections members' magazine
• Timely EIMA-only notifications featuring sneak previews and insider information
• Emails highlighting upcoming exhibition openings, special events, and EIMA-only curator-led tours

Engagement

• Invitations to special programs and exclusive events
• Private curator-led tours of major exhibition and special installations

Opportunities to Share PEM

• One complimentary individual-level gift membership
• Guest invitations to tours and events

Recognition

• Annual listing on the museum donor wall
• Annual listing in Connections members' magazine

Savings

• 10% discount at the Museum Shop – and even greater savings during special sales
• 10% discount at the Atrium Café
• Reduced rates for select public programs, lectures and concerts
• PEM PERKS – Receive a 10% savings at select Salem restaurants and merchants

Join

Join or renew your EIMA membership online today!

Or

Mail a check with our EIMA Membership form to:

Peabody Essex Museum
East India Marine Associates
161 Essex Street
Salem, MA 01970

For more information about the East India Marine Associates program, please email eima@pem.org or call 978-542-1539.

Donor Rights

In keeping with the standards of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Donor Bill of Rights, PEM gives all donors the opportunity to delete their names from mailing lists that PEM may intend to share. If you wish to remove your name from such lists, please contact Elisabeth Buell, development coordinator for annual giving, 978-542-1539 or by email.