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Strengthen families

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Support Arizona’s future scientists, engineers, teachers, business leaders and creative professionals.

 

Make a donation to the i.d.e.a. museum, which inspires more than 105,000 children of all ages in Mesa and the Phoenix metropolitan area through world-class exhibitions and hands-on activities focused on discovering art, nurturing creative thinking and engaging families. We’re helping parents develop future innovators who will make our community better for all of us.

Become a donor!

Join our annual giving circle or make a one-time donation. We also offer other options for supporting the museum. Contact Development Manager Lindsay Hochhalter to learn more. She may be reached at lindsay.hochhalter@mesaaz.gov or 480-644-5564.

Please note: Many companies match employee donations. That increases the impact of your gift, as it provides additional support for the Museum’s educational exhibitions and programs.

Possibility Makers

Annual Giving Circle

Make a Donation

Make an annual donation to become a Possibility Maker.

 

Your support is valued. It helps us continue offering high-quality programs that invest in our youth.

 

You may make a one-time donation or monthly donation. Some employers will match your donation. Please check with your company for details.

Additional Support

One-Time Donation

Your gift to i.d.e.a. Museum make a big impact!

 

Your $20 donation helps purchase art supplies, such as watercolor pencils, markers, and glue.

 

Your $100 donation helps provide opportunities for low-income children and families to experience the museum.

 

Your $500 donation helps underwrite a school tour.

 

Please note: When making your donation, be sure to note if you are submitting your donation for a corporate match and the name of your employer.

Monthly Donation

With even a small monthly gift, you can help give the museum to those who need it most. Your support helps children of all ages discover art, nurture their creative thinking and helps families spend quality time together, including low-income families facing financial challenges.

 

As a thank you for your annual support, you will receive benefits that may include free admission passes, invitations to VIP openings and more.

Learn more about donation levels

Additional ways to support the museum

Make a Memorial Gift

Keep the legacy of your loved one alive by making a gift in memory of them. By doing so you are supporting unforgettable moments, filled with smiles and laughter, that happen every day at the museum.

 

When making your donation, please note 'Memorial Gift' and provide the name of the person you wish to memorialize. If you would like us to send the family a card recognizing the gift made in memory of their loved one, please send the family’s name and address to our Development Manager lindsay.hochhalter@mesaaz.gov.

Make an Honor / Tribute Gift

Celebrate special milestones such as birthdays, weddings, or the birth of a child with a gift in honor of your loved one. When making your donation, please note 'Honor/ Tribute Gift' and provide the name of the person you wish to honor/ pay tribute to.

 

If you would like us to send the family a card recognizing the gift made in honor / tribute to their loved one, please send the family’s name and address to our Development Manager lindsay.hochhalter@mesaaz.gov.

Buy a Brick for our Pathway to Imagination

Help pave the way toward a brighter future for children and families. By purchasing a $75 personalized engraved brick, you will support engaging interactive exhibitions, activities and programs at the i.d.e.a. Museum that foster a child’s sense of wonder and discovery.

 

Engraved bricks are a great way to leave a legacy, honor someone (even your favorite furry family member) and/or promote your business.

Learn more.

Provide non-cash support

You may also support the i.d.e.a. Museum by donating materials on our wish list or volunteering your time. We’re seeking:

 

  • Museum ambassadors
  • Tour volunteers
  • Event volunteers
  • 3-D printers and related hardware/software
  • New software for Tech Table exhibit
  • Apple iPads Pro Tablets and Mac Mini’s for exhibitions
  • Touchscreen monitors
  • Laser cutter
  • CNC router
  • Hi-lumen projectors

Bequests and other planned gifts

Plan your legacy. …Please let us know if you've included us in your will.

FAQ's

Is my donation and credit card info secure?

We use PayPal for online donation processing.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes, all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. The amount of the contribution that is deductible for federal income tax purposes is limited to the excess of any money contributed by the donor over the fair market value of goods provided by the charity, within the quid pro quo guidelines. Donors will receive any applicable tangible benefits while supplies last, unless donor notes decline of that tangible benefit at time of donation. Tangible benefits may be substituted at the discretion of the Development Office as and when needed.

How do I know that my donation was made successfully?

If you make a donation online through PayPal you will receive an automatic electronic receipt. If you mail in, or make a donation in person, a tax letter thanking you for your donation will be mailed within approximately one week from date of receipt.

Do I get a receipt?

Yes. If you make a donation online through PayPal you will receive an automatic electronic receipt. If you mail in, or make a donation in person, a tax letter thanking you for your donation will be mailed within approximately one week from date of receipt.

Is my donation private?

All donations are public record, unless the donor requests that they be listed as anonymous.

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