Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

Our Discovery

CFA provided counsel to help the Academy Museum complete its $388M pre-opening campaign.

Our Approach

CFA developed a plan to quickly move the campaign to completion. We identified prospects and naming opportunities, articulated a new and compelling case for community support, built a staffing plan, recruited a new team of fundraisers, and wrote a roadmap for campaign success.

The Results

We worked with museum leaders to raise more than $50 million within three months through the naming of the Saban Building. The campaign has reached its $388 million goal with the final $25M being secured against the backdrop of the pandemic. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winner Renzo Piano, the Academy Museum opened in fall 2021 to great acclaim. It is the world’s premier institution dedicated to the art and science of movies. The Academy Museum will tell complete stories of moviemaking—celebratory, educational, and sometimes critical or uncomfortable.

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