The Hilliard Society 

Will you join us as a patron and partner? As a member of The Hilliard Society, you’ll help make our mission a reality.

The Society is a nonprofit organization that conducts fundraising for the Museum. Its members are community philanthropists who generously support the Museum through annual contributions of $1,000 or more and generate additional support throughout Acadiana.

Their efforts provide a sustained and essential source of unrestricted support for special exhibitions, publications, conservation and acquisitions, as well as a variety of educational programs and focused initiatives.

These vital funds profoundly enhance our ability to engage in scholarship and research, and ensure that the Museum remains

  • a social and cultural center of campus life;
  • a nexus for continuing education among UL Lafayette's widespread alumni; and
  • a vibrant and welcoming destination for visitors from Acadiana and beyond.
In appreciation for this important level of support, Hilliard Society members enjoy all of the benefits of membership:
  • Unlimited, free admission for you and your guests
  • Two membership cards
  • Invitations to opening receptions
  • Advance notification of programs and special events
  • Subscription to Viewfinder magazine
  • Complimentary exhibition catalogues
  • An invitation for two to our annual Behind the Scenes Tour and afternoon tea with Museum Director LouAnne Greenwald
  • An invitation for two to curator-led events and programs focused on establishing and developing your private art collection
  • Additional benefits and privileges at more than 900 museums through the North American Reciprocal Membership program 
Hilliard Society members also receive:
  • Intimate opportunities to interact with the Director and Curator
  • Exclusive access to guest artists and scholars
  • Invitations to exclusive Society events
  • Regular e-newsletters from the Director with advance notice of Museum activities and upcoming exhibitions
  • Recognition in select Museum publications
  • Subscriptions to all Museum publications, and
  • Voting privileges at the Society’s annual meeting (one per household) 

Society members also receive a 20% Museum Store discount and a 25% rental discount for use of the A. Hays Town Building and Plaza (one rental per year, other restrictions may apply).

A portion of your annual membership fee is tax-deductible.

Please join us as a community partner.

To become a member of The Hilliard Society, download a membership form or visit our UL Foundation page to sign up online. For additional information, please contact Museum Director LouAnne Greenwald by email or at 337.482.1369.


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