Camas Circle

Photo: Nikki Macgregor/Burke Museum
Photo: Nikki Macgregor/Burke Museum

Donors help us grow.

Join the Camas Circle with an annual gift of $1,000 or more and support the Burke’s mission to care for and share natural and cultural collections so all people can learn, be inspired, generate knowledge, feel joy and heal.

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Camas Circle Benefits

$1,000 – $2,499

  • Membership & Experience: One year of Supporting Membership benefits, including event invitations, exhibit previews, four guest passes, and reciprocal admission to 1,000+ museum and cultural centers
  • Recognition: Burke annual report listing
  • Access: Special access to Behind-the-Scenes Night
  • Impact: Annual Camas Celebration and Impact Day* events

$2,500 – $4,999

All previous benefits, plus:

  • Experience: Personalized behind-the-scenes tour for a group of five
  • Access: Priority access to select museum programs and lectures
     

$5,000 – $9,999

All previous benefits, plus:

  • Experience: Opportunities to meet and learn from Burke curators and staff
  • Access: Special access to inside-the-glass collection opportunities
  • University of Washington: President’s Circle Purple benefits

$10,000 – $24,999

All previous benefits, plus:

  • Experience: Lunch and tour with the Executive Director
  • Access: Complimentary two-hour event rental (restrictions apply, may affect tax deductibility of your gift)
  • University of Washington: President’s Circle Gold benefits

$25,000+

All previous benefits, plus:

  • Experience: Personally curated Burke experience

*Impact Days are donor-exclusive events highlighting the difference your gift makes to the museum and our community. Hear first-hand from staff, students, volunteers, and researchers about what philanthropy makes possible in their work. 

Contact

We look forward to hearing from you!

Anna O'Donnell, Director of Development 
206.543.9539
acfrey@uw.edu

Camas Lily

Camas lily (Camassia quamash) is a perennial plant native to the western U.S. and Canada that grows in wet meadows. Its starchy bulbs are an important food source for indigenous people of the Northwest, who cultivate and trade the plant, and promote education about camas’ important ecological roles.

The Burke Museum’s iconic, sweeping meadow of camas and native grasses turns a vibrant shade of purple each spring when the camas blooms.

Photo: Nikki Macgregor/Burke Museum
Photo: Nikki Macgregor/Burke Museum