General Membership is trending $50,000 ahead of goal with $785,000 in to date. Our fiscal year-end goal is $900,000. We have completed our spring Step Up campaigns, generating an additional $41,000 from 170 households. In May we will focus on our Rejoin campaign where we will mail and email 2,000 dropped members and invite them to return to membership. In May and June, we also conduct our New Member campaign which includes a series of weekly ads in Pasatiempo, paid targeted social media ads and increased awareness onsite at our five Museum Shops.

Speaking of shops, our spring Members Extra Discount Sale takes place, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 10, 11 and 12. Members will receive a 20% discount and Circles and Explorers members will receive a 25% discount at our five shops and at during the sale.

We hosted a wonderful Member Day on Monday, April 15 at the Palace of the Governors to celebrate the completion of the multi-year renovation and opening of several new exhibitions. If you haven’t been to the Palace, yet we encourage you to visit the beautiful new spaces.

Our next member event is Conversation with the Artist with the MIAC Living Treasure Award Recipient Patricia Michaels. The talk and reception will take place Friday, May 10 at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. This event is exclusively for members at the Benefactor level and higher.

We are also pleased to announce that we have launched new membership forms on our website. The forms are integrated with our database and allow us to process memberships quickly, cutting back on staff time needed and gives the member same day access to the museums and their other benefits. This is the beginning of many other integrations to come and we look forward to presenting at a future board meeting to update you on our progress in new technology.

Lastly, we are developing our FY25 work plans for General Membership, Circles, Explorers, Business Council, Corporate Partners and Annual Fund.