5 Donor Walls That'll Leave a Mark

July 18, 2017

Once you’ve tackled the hard part of solidifying a group of donors, you’re on to the fun part of thinking through donor wall possibilities. So, how do you recognize your valuable donors? From textures that add style and interest to the building, to thinking outside of the wall itself, here are five, ok, technically six donor walls that we’ve worked on for inspiration.

Textures: University of Kansas, Capitol Federal Hall

The KU School of Business knows just how important it is to honor their donors. So much so that when they opened their new state-of-the-art-facility in 2016, they included two separate donor walls that blend well into the visually interesting building.

The first uses rich wood textures to create a warm and dimensional wall. The second takes advantage of printed acrylic, and allows space for additions over time.

View project details. We were proud to partner with Gensler, GastingerWalker&, J.E. Dunn Construction and the University of Kansas

Interactive Technology: University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital

For donor lists that are continually growing, touch screens can add an interactive element that is not only appealing to the user, but also allows the organization to easily make updates over time. DI’s tech team designed and installed this example recently for the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital.    View project details.

An Extension of the Space: National Toy + Miniature Museum

For the National Toy + Miniature Museum it only made sense to continue the playful look and feel. Their donor wall uses children’s wooden building blocks to recognize each contributor. It also becomes another display case, making room for few fun miniatures to shine.

View project details. We were proud to partner with West Office Exhibit Design.

Bold + Simple: Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx, Courts at Mayo Clinic

The office space inside Courts at Mayo Clinic features a large vinyl wall graphic that delivers a bold, yet simple, message to all the members that contributed to the space, while sill being a visually appealing area. View project details.

No Wall? No problem: Louisville Cardinals

Here’s a curve ball. What if your donor wall isn’t a wall at all? We helped the Louisville Cardinals raise money by filling their mascot with baseballs signed by their donors. Placed right inside the stadium, it soon became a great photo opportunity and art piece loved by fans.