So Many Ways to Help!
As Akron’s newest nonprofit educational attraction, Akron Children’s Museum, relies on a combination of income sources, just like your other favorite regional and national attractions do!
Admissions, memberships, events, programs and retail sales provide the majority of the income that helps us serve the kids and families of our region with a high-quality, engaging, and memoralbe experience.
Another important source of support comes from private contributions, special sponsorships and foundation grants. These dollars help us maintain and clean exhibits, refill art or technology supplies and replace broken items, and develop/present new exhibits and programs on a continual basis. Your support also helps us go the distance during our first several years of operation!
Philanthropic gifts (of all sizes) are also allocated to our “All-Access Kids Fund,” supporting field trips and programs for lower-income children. Akron Children's Museum strives to inspire life-long learning and deliver countless smiles of delight for ALL children in our region.
Thank you for considering the following:
Annual Lil’ Monsters Fund
Unrestricted support where it’s needed the most – or tell us what you’d like to help with! Grateful visitors, grandparents, board members, community friends and staff will comprise this generous group, and we will steward each dollar!
Don’t forget you can also make an honorary or memorial gift to Akron Children's Museum in the name of someone you love or to recognize an important milestone! These tributary gifts also support our Annual Fund.
ACM offers exhibit and program sponsorships of all sizes, with generous benefits and acknowledgment onsite for area companies and their employees. Our sponsorships also incorporate support for our All-Access Kids’ Fund!
Gifts of Stock/Securities
Long-term appreciated stocks and securities can be an excellent way to provide support for ACM. Electronic transfers are an easy, efficient way to transfer funds, and can be executed in just a few simple moves:
- Contact your broker in writing, letting them know you wish to transfer shares to Akron Children's Museum, and indicating that the purpose of the transfer is to make a charitable gift. (Sample Letter)
- Have your broker confirm when the transfer is completed, by notifying Julie Hall; she will confirm receipt by ACM’s financial institution
- Close the process by sending a letter or email to Julie Hall, confirming the name and amount of shares which have been transferred – and the purpose for the gift, if applicable
- Value of shares is typically the mean of the high and low, on the day it is received in ACM’s account
Many companies match charitable donations made by their employees. If you or your spouse work for (or are retired from) a company that offers matching gifts, your contribution to Akron Children's Museum may be doubled (or more!). Check with your company's Human Resources department to find out if this is a giving option.