Friends of WMF

A Global community

Help save the world’s most treasured places.

Spread across the globe but sharing a passion for architecture, design, art, history, archaeology, and travel, the Friends of World Monuments Fund provide essential support for the world’s most treasured places.

About the Friends

Friends Member Spotlight

“There is no substitution for the experience of encountering a place built by people long ago and learning from them. I am proud to support an organization that protects these special places and also helps set the pieces in place for sites to be preserved by future generations. Once these wonderful spaces are gone they can never be replaced.” – Dawn Kikel, New York City, member since 2011 

Moai at St. Patrick's

For New Yorkers: The Moai Circle

Add $50 to your $100+ Friends membership and join the Moai Circle, our local community of heritage enthusiasts—New Yorkers (and those who visit often!) who explore some of the city’s most fascinating places and enjoy unique social events.

Garuda #39

Friends Garuda: Restoration Continues!

Nearly a year after Friends joined together to adopt Garuda #39 – one of the 72 monumental carved statues at Angkor Archeological Park in Cambodia – restoration is almost complete, and is expected to be finished in May of this year. For an update on the progress that has been made, visit our blog.

Membership Levels

Enjoy the following benefits with our appreciation.

  • $50
  • $100
  • $250
  • $500
  • $1,000
  • $2,500
  • $10+ Monthly Sustaining Friends
  • The Moai Circle
  • Email updates from WMF sites around the world.
  • NEW: Copy of World Monuments Fund’s annual magazine.

all of the above, plus:

  • NEW: Invitation for two to our annual Friends Lecture in New York—held in our Empire State Building offices, and offered just for Friends.
  • NEW: Custom WMF tote—the perfect sturdy canvas bag for groceries and daily necessities.

all of the above, plus:

  • NEW: Custom WMF Google Cardboard inspired VR Viewer—experience cultural heritage in a whole new way!

all of the above, plus:

  • Invitation for two to attend annual our Mellon Lecture and reception in New York.
  • Special recognition in our annual magazine, in appreciation of your leadership support.

all of the above, plus:

  • NEW: Custom WMF umbrella—compact, lightweight, and durable.     

all of the above, plus:

  • NEW: Invitations to quarterly member webinars—live updates about the conservation work you’re making possible by WMF representatives around the globe.

Sustaining Friends enjoy membership benefits and make a difference year-round with a small monthly contribution starting at just $10.
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Explore some of New York City's most fascinating places with the Moai Circle—our local community of heritage enthusiasts—by adding $50 to your Friends membership.

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