A Message from the Campaign Chairs
For the last 100 years, the Muskegon Museum of Art has provided our region with a first-rate museum experience. Working with community volunteers and dedicated staff, we strive to foster a life-long study and appreciation of the visual arts by strengthening, preserving, and exhibiting fine collections. We offer a wide range of traditional and contemporary exhibitions, help simulate learning and creativity through diverse public and educational programming, and enhance community involvement and support in a safe, accessible, and welcoming environment.
In 2010, the Museum began the process of separating from Muskegon Public Schools, which has provided the oversight and much of the operational funding for the Museum since 1912. This transition will be completed by June 2014.
With the collaboration of the Muskegon Museum of Art Foundation and the Board of Education, the Museum now faces an exciting future as an independent institution.
With this change comes many opportunities and significant responsibility. While our community currently enjoys a first class art museum, we must now embrace all the philanthropic needs of one of our community’s finest cultural treasures.
The Museum is seeking a community investment of $7.5 million to significantly strengthen our operational endowment, upgrade our facilities, and improve our programming, which will ensure the long term sustainability of an independent Museum for current visitors and future generations.
The Museum’s impact is felt by nearly every age group in our community – from seniors who spend time enjoying the Museum in their free time to young children who learn about art for the first time as new visitors.
Please join us in supporting this community jewel. Together, we can ensure that our community continues to benefit from one of the best art museum experiences in West Michigan.
The INSPIRE campaign is seeking $7.5 million in community philanthropy to invest in the Museum’s endowment, the building, and to improve programming. You can help us achieve these important goals by supporting this campaign through:
• A one time cash gift
• A multiple year pledge commitment
• A gift of appreciated assets (i.e. stock)
• The donation of an asset that can be converted to cash (i.e. property, an automobile, etc.)
• An estate gift
Endowment Fund: $5.0 Million
MMA Building Fund: $1.5 Million
Program Support: $1.0 Million
Campaign Update [August 22, 2013]
The Muskegon Museum of Art is a qualified 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Accordingly, your charitable gift is tax deductible to the full extent of state and federal law.
For further information or to receive a complete prospectus on the campaign, Please contact Judith A. Hayner, Executive Director, at (231) 720-2573 or firstname.lastname@example.org.