Oakland Museum Women’s Board

The Oakland Museum Women’s Board is a California non-profit public benefit corporation whose sole purpose is to provide services and funds to the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA). Founded in 1955, The Women’s Board has been providing funds and services to OMCA for over 50 years. With the annual White Elephant Sale as the only fundraising activity, the Oakland Museum Women’s Board has contributed more than $18 million in support of OMCA educational programs, acquisitions to the permanent galleries, exhibitions, facilities, capital improvements, and more.
Nearly 35,000 school children and teachers annually visit the Museum. The Oakland Museum Women’s Board financial funding has helped enhance their OMCA experience, and we are proud to have backed such impressive exhibits as Pixar, 25 Years of Animation, A Walk in the Wild: Continuing John Muir’s Journey, The 1968 Project, and the annual community celebration honoring the Days of the Dead tradition.
The Women’s Board is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, consisting of 125 Active members and members with Associate, Life and Emeritus status.  Serving also as OMCA volunteers, Women’s Board members can be found among the ranks of Art, History, and Natural Science Docents, Trustees, and Museum Ambassadors.
Learn more about the Oakland Museum Women’s Board and the annual While Elephant Sale at whiteelephantsale.org.