The Great Lakes Children’s Museum provides a foundation for lifelong learning through play-based exploration. Please consider donating to our nonprofit organization and, in turn, investing in the region we love and call home.
Make a tax-deductible donation.
- $16 – Provide admission for one low-income or at-risk child and their adult
- $32 – Gift a day pass to a family staying in a local shelter
- $75 – Allow access for a local classroom with more than 50% of children on the free or reduced lunch program
- $150 – Provide a one year family membership to a low-income family
- $500+ – Honor a loved one
Please consider a monthly/recurring option.
Click Here to Donate by Credit Card OR send your check to:
Great Lakes Children’s Museum
13240 S West Bay Shore Drive
Traverse City, MI 49684
Have you considered supporting the Great Lakes Children’s Museum through your estate? Including GLCM in your estate plan will not only assist you in achieving your own philanthropic goals, but it will ensure that GLCM continues to be accessible to ALL children and families in our Northern Michigan community.
Businesses supporting the Museum do so because they believe in investing in organizations focused on early childhood education, developing life-long learning as a habit, and in activities which engage children and their adults. Are the Museum’s mission and activities something YOUR business believes in?
If so, what kind of opportunity is your business interested in supporting?
The Museum has a variety of opportunities ranging from event sponsorship to exhibit, program and theme sponsorships. We understand businesses have different reasons for giving, as well as multiple priorities for the use of their donated funds, and lots of people asking. We want businesses supporting the Museum to find the right fit for their gift in the work of developing life-long learning for all ages.
Some businesses look at sponsorship as marketing. They are interested in helping achieve the Museum’s mission, but they also want to keep their business visible in the community. Sponsorship garners local attention as well as regional, national and international attention.
Other businesses are interested in providing opportunities for their staff to network within the community through involvement with a local charity. Some provide volunteers to the Museum on an as-needed/requested basis throughout the year. Some provide volunteers and include a financial donation after the volunteers have completed their service. Some provide a sponsorship donation (such as buying a table at a fundraiser) such that their associates are able to attend an event and network with others in the community also attending the event.
Other businesses are primarily concerned with “moving the needle” toward a specific goal. These businesses have a highly-focused giving program and support causes complementary to their goal.
All sponsors are recognized in the following ways:
- Through annual recognition within the museum
- In marketing materials related to the sponsorship
- In email newsletters to the museum’s constituency
- Through press releases related to the sponsorship
- On our Facebook page and website
Sponsors for “tangible” things – like an exhibit or theme component – can also elect to have their business logo attached to the component. The average “lifetime” for an exhibit (or theme component) is about 5 years. In the last year, over 33,500 adults and children attended the Museum (60% local and 40% visitors). Over 5 years, that’s over 167,000 people viewing a logo displayed within the Museum.
Whatever form of support you choose, we will work with you to find the right fit for your interests, desired outcomes and recognition preferences. Thank you, in advance, for your contribution to interactive family fun at the Great Lakes Children’s Museum.
For more information about donations, email firstname.lastname@example.org