Supporting The Children's Museum Our Sponsors & Stock Donors
Corporate * Grants
* Rooms * Gifts * Stocks * Join Us

... When the Children's Museum was founded in 1963 by the Junior League, they probably didn't envision the wonderful growth of the institution they began. When we opened the doors at our current location in 1979, the generosity of 100's of Mohawk Valley businesses, families and foundations helped make this a reality. 1,000's of children, families, schools responded enthusiastically, becoming engaged in programs and activities.
... Now, the spotlight is on the entire Mohawk Valley community to recognize the Museum as the vital resource it is and be part of its future. We receive no funding for our operating costs from the city, county, state, or federal governments. Admissions, gift shop sales and other earned income cover only part of our budget. We rely on charitable gifts from supporters throughout the community to bridge the gap. Your tax-deductible contribution can support new Museum exhibits, allow us to develop new programs, as well as provide an educationally enjoyable environment for our community which enhances our quality of life and brings in tourists.
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For information on how to support our Fund the Vision Campaign, or Endowment Fund, either call the Executive Director at (315) 724-6129. The Children's Museum is deeply grateful to the following individuals, corporations, and foundations who have generously supported our capital campaign for growth.

Our Corporate Sponsors
Grant & Exhibit & Media Sponsors

Corporate Sponsors
Gold Level
Bank of Utica
Dr. Ted & Melva Max

Mack Goldner Foundation
George/Pinny Kuckel
Silver Level

The Hartford Ins. Co.
Sen. Donovan Memorial Fund

Fountainhead Group
Wilcor International
Bronze Level
Mary Cardinale's Shaklee
The Burns Agency
ConMed
Bonide Corporation
Strategic Financials
Carbone Auto Group
NBT Bank
Mac Clark/McDonald's
JetNet LLC
Indium Corp.
Pacemaker Millar
Utica First Insurance
Capraro Technologies
Oxford Medical
Radiology Associates
N. Utica Walmart Superstore
Utica National
Walmart Distribution Center
Mazzullo & Sons Carpet
Honorable Mention
Prevalare Life Science
Bill Corrigan

The Gold Mine Jewelers
Turning Stone Resort

Vernon Downs Hotel/Casino
Liberty Travel
Mirror Lake Inn
Riverside Greenhouse
The Yahnundasis
ABC Fire Extinguishers
Utica Symphony

Laser Spa
Bremer's Wine
Brewery Shop
Tiny's Grill
DeIorio's/Violet's Pkg

Meyda Tiffany

Grant Sponsors

Gold Level
Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Co's
NYS Senator Joe Griffo
former Congressman Boehlert
former Senator Ray Meier

Silver Level
Met Life Foundation
NYS Council on the Arts
National Grid & Niagara Mohawk Foundation

Bronze Level
Institute Museum Library Svcs
Assemblywoman RoAnn Destito
NY Power Authority

Honorable Mention
Gannett Foundation

Room/Exhibit Supporters
The GE Elfun's
Mary Cardinale, Shaklee Products
Quadsimia Internet Presence

Oneida Indian Nation
RigAll Incorporated

Media Sponsors
Utica OD & The Pennysaver
WKTV News Channel 2
CNYhomepage & Utica.tv
Townsquare Media
Rome Sentinel
Herkimer Telegram
The Bill Keeler Show
Mohawk Valley Business Journal
Mohawk Valley Chamber of Commerce
Clinton Chamber of Commerce
New Hartford Chamber of Commerce
Marcy Chamber of Commerce
Oneida County Convention/Visitors Bureau

Download our 10-year growth & see who helped make it possible

Stock Donors
Donating Stock

* Roger Sinnott
* Dr. Ted & Melva Max
* George & Pinny Kuckel

Your company's name? Email Director Marlene Brown for more information on how you can become a sponsor and a Children's Museum hero.

Here's a way to donate to the Children's Museum and give yourself a break on taxes -- donate stock that has appreciated in value. If you were to sell your shares and donate the proceeds to the Museum, you would owe capital gains tax on any profit. But, if you donate those shares, IRS lets you take a charitable deduction for the full value on the date of transfer. It's simple and easy to do: Call Director Marlene Brown (315) 724-6129 or Email us to find out where our brokerage account is.

Gifts at The Children’s Museum - Give the Gift of FUN!

Memberships make Great Gifts! You can give a family a gift they will enjoy throughout the whole year! All Children’s Museum Memberships include free admission to our Museum for 12 months! Check out our Membership page for options, then for one stop shopping, email us via our online form, or call us at (315) 724-6129.

Get Your Company Involved! The Museum offers several venues for Corporate Giving that provide benefits for your company and employees. These programs include corporate sponsorship, corporate membership and corporate in-kind gifts. Check out our Membership page

Year-End Tax Deductions The Children’s Museum is a 501c3 nonprofit institution. Admissions fees cover only about 30% of its annual expenses, so the Museum relies on the generosity of corporations, foundations, and its patrons for most of its funding each year. A gift of appreciated securities (owned for more than one year) to The Children's Museum Foundation can greatly benefit a donor by providing tax benefits through a charitable income tax deduction. On the gift date, the donor will
1) Receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the securities
2) Avoid paying capital gains taxes on appreciated securities, resulting from the sale of securities
3) Help The Children's Museum Foundation further its exhibits and educational programs.

Please help with a tax-deductible gift!

Seven Ways to Give

1.) A donation is a general contribution to CM to help us continue our efforts to grow CNY's only children's museum.
2.) A memorial is a personal remembrance that honors the life of a friend, relative or colleague with a gift of love and fun.
3.) A tribute provides a meaningful, living gift to a friend, relative or colleague by honoring a special occasion.
4.) Earn a tax break by donating to the Children's Museum stock that has appreciated in value. If you sell your shares and donate the proceeds to the Museum, you would owe capital gains tax on any profit. But, if you donate those shares, IRS lets you take a charitable deduction for the full value on the date of transfer. Call Director 724-6129

6.) Children's Museum membership provides benefits to your family and friends. Check out our Membership page. Also available are Children's Museum Gift Baskets and Gift Memberships, available
7.) Corporate Giving provides benefits for your company and employees. These programs include corporate sponsorship, corporate membership and corporate in-kind gifts. Check out our Sponsorship page for options,

Please send gifts to:
The Children’s Museum
STEM Center w/Planetarium
311 Main Street
Utica, NY 13501

 

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The Children's Museum of History, Living History, Science & Technology
311 Main Street, Utica, NY 13501
Tel: 315-724-6129
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