Gifts & Bequests

American Friends Musée d’Orsay was established in 2009, to create wide support for the Orsay and Orangerie museums, including facilitating gifts and bequests of works of art and cash donations from United States taxpayers.  Should you like to learn more about bequests or gifts of art please contact us at

AFMO Planned Giving: Connoisseur Society

AFMO Planned Giving: Connoisseur Society

AFMO is pleased to honor our American Friends who have included AFMO in their estate plans.

Planned gifts include bequests, gifts of works of art* and other special gifts noted in a donor’s will or trust.

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In addition to supporting the Orsay and Orangerie Museums, planned gifts may provide donors and their family with significant tax benefits.

A planned gift designated to AFMO is a commitment to the future of our beloved museums as well as future generations of American visitors. In recognition of your generosity and commitment, we welcome you to AFMO’s Connoisseur Society.

*Gifts of works of art are subject to acceptance by the Musée d’Orsay’s Acquisitions Committee.

Connoisseur Society

Members of the Connoisseur Society ensure the future of AFMO and its mission to support the important work of both the Orsay and Orangerie Museums.

In recognition of this lasting commitment, benefits of the Connoisseur Society include:

– Invitations to special programs in the U.S. and in Paris
– Priority access to the Orsay and Orangerie Museums
– Two Patron Pass tours per year offering private, after-hours visits with the Orsay and Orangerie Museums curators.
– Recognition on AFMO website and related publications, with your permission
– AFMO and Orsay and Orangerie Museums news

For more information about making a planned gift to AFMO and joining the Connoisseur Society,
please contact Bradley Ferrarini at: or +1 212-755-7400.

Individual Donors

Individual Donors

We warmly thank our donors for their generous support:

Judy Angelo Cowen Chartitable Lead Unit Trust

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The Azalea Foundation

The Bachmann Strauss Family Fund

Andrew Black

Candice Chevaillier in honor of Kay Dickson-Farman

Edgar M. Cullman Jr.

H.S.H. Prince Pierre d’Arenberg in the memory of Count de Ribes

Elizabeth and Bruce Dunlevie

Margaret and Rick Evans

Thomas and Carole Fenton

Catherine Graham

Michael & Mercedes Hoffman

Ryan Inouye

John McCarter

Elisa Nuyten

Fredric Roberts

Jennifer Schlegel in honor of Harlan G. Schlegel Memorial Fund

Fred Seegal

Wendy L. Stevens & Jeffrey Stevens

Diana and Steven Strandberg

Jennifer Sullivan

Bette L. Yancey