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Please Support the Athenaeum During the Pandemic


Thanks to the generosity of its donors, the Athenaeum has been able to pursue its mission for over 120 years and has undergone a tremendous growth over the past three decades. In these challenging times, we would like to ask you to consider supporting the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library in La Jolla and the Athenaeum Art Center in Logan Heights. Your contribution will make a lasting positive impact in the community by ensuring the Athenaeum's future and the high quality of its offerings.


Explore special naming and memorial opportunities, donations in honor of a loved one, or program sponsorship. Additional ways to contribute are listed below. Please contact Administrative Assistant Sarah Strand at or leave a message at 858-454-5872 (checked daily) to discuss these opportunities with Auction Chairwoman Patty Rome or Executive Director Erika Torri. Thank you for being a part of the Athenaeum family.




Leave a legacy by naming a space in the library.


$50,000 – Name the Library Office


$25,000 – Name the DVD Collection Space


$10,000 – Name a Book Stack


$1,500 – Name a Brick in the Courtyard


$1,000 – Name a new Stacking Chair for the Music Room


*If your favorite part of the library is not listed, please inquire.




Although the Gala, our largest fundraiser, has been cancelled, we kindly ask you to consider donating the value of a ticket.


$600 – Archangel Donation


$400 – Angel Donation


$250 – General Donation




$10,000 – Sponsor a Chamber Concert


$10,000 – Sponsor a Jazz Concert


$10,000 – Support Programming at the Athenaeum Art Center


$8,000 – Sponsor an Exhibition


$5,000 – Sponsor a one-time Lecture Series


$5,000 – Support our Youth Program at the Athenaeum Art Center


$5,000 - Support our Youth Program in La Jolla


$1,000 – Sponsor a Lecture


$800 – Sponsor a Composer’s Anniversary Concert 


$700 – Sponsor an Acoustic Evenings Concert


$400 – Sponsor Printing of an In-house Exhibition Brochure


$300 – Sponsor a Student for an Art Class


$300 – Sponsor a Mini-Concert          


*If your favorite program is not listed, please inquire.




How to make a monetary donation to the Athenaeum:


Donate online at You can also call us and leave a message at 858-454-5872 or email Sarah Strand at to schedule a virtual meeting with Executive Director Erika Torri. You are welcome to send your tax-deductible contribution to Erika Torri, Joan & Irwin Jacobs Executive Director, at the library, located at 1008 Wall Street, La Jolla, CA 92037.