Support the Burke
Toy dinosaur in the Burke's donation bin

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Support the Burke

Your support helps the Burke Museum provide a better understanding of the world and our place in it

Your gift to the Burke Museum supports programs, education and research activities, and helps:

  • People connect with real objects, working scientists, and the excitement of discovery
  • Students of all ages understand the global and local consequences of their actions and to take responsibility
  • Future generations access irreplaceable heritage through the Burke's vast collections
Matching Gifts

Many employers offer a matching gift program, so you can double or even triple your gift at no additional cost. Check to see if your employer has a matching gift program through the University of Washington.


Anna O’Donnell
Director of Development

Ways to Support the Burke
Boy opening shell collection drawers

Donate Now

Your gift to the Annual Fund makes it possible for us to bring engaging exhibits and educational programs to the community.

Petrified forest excavation

Research & Program Support

What do you love about the Burke? You can make a gift that supports your specific area of interest or favorite program.

Woman's hands holding a Native basket

Planned Gifts

Whatever your passion, you can inspire future generations and build a legacy with a bequest to the Burke.

Curators dinner attendees raise their cards during live auction

Curators Dinner

Each year, community leaders, corporate sponsors and friends of the Burke join together to raise funds for the museum’s Annual Fund.

Curator Adam Leache photographing snake

Special Projects

From summer fossil digs to updating flora and fauna guides, Burke experts take on projects that serve audiences around the world.

New Burke street view watercolor

The New Burke

The Burke is engaged in a multi-year transformation project that will culminate in a new museum facility.

Burke curator opening drawer of bird specimens for young member

Become a Member

As a member, you can explore, engage and enjoy benefits all year long! Members receive special behind-the-scenes access, discounts and insider information.

a paleontology volunteer works on a dinosaur fossil

Become a Volunteer

With a variety of volunteer positions available, you can pick something that interests you or something you just want to know more about. 

Corporate Partners

Is your organization looking to advance your mission, benefit your clients and employees, and receive meaningful recognition for your contributions to the community? The Burke Museum Corporate Partner Program offers a range of options to meet your needs, both through monetary and in-kind partnerships.

To learn more, please contact:

Darby Riley
Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager

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