We are currently (winter of 2002/2003) at the two-thirds mark of our fundraising goal of $9 million. We continue to search for individual and business donors for the remaining $3 million, and will soon begin to approach foundations as well.
Pledges in support of the museum may be structured to be distributed over several years, commencing from an agreed-upon date. These may include outright gifts of cash or appreciated assets. Deferred gifts are also welcome, of course, and will be applied to the museum endowment when the gifts are realized.
Pledges and Donations
Enquiries regarding pledges or donations should be directed to Kim DuFour, College of Natural Sciences Director of Development (530-898-4466, or [email protected]) or Jessee Allread, NCNHM Major Gifts Director (530-894-2848, or [email protected]).
All donors will be recognized in a prominent display in the museum, according to their category of giving:
$250,000 and above: Founders of the Museum (named halls)
$100,000: Founding Benefactors of the Museum (named exhibits)
$50,000: Founding Patrons of the Museum
$25,000: Founding Donors of the Museum
$10,000: Founding Contributors to the Museum
$5,000: Contributors to the Museum
Naming opportunities exist for Founders of the Museum and Founding Benefactors of the Museum.
To learn about remaining naming opportunities contact Jessee Allread, NCNHM Major Gifts Director (530-894-2848 or [email protected]).
Museum name: $2,000,000 Gift
Great Hall name: $750,000 Gift (Home of “Ages of N. California”)
Cornyn Moore Hall: $500,000 Gift (Home of “Worlds of N. California”) (Already secured)
Exhibit Hall East name: $500,000 Gift (Home of Traveling exhibits)
Classroom and Meeting Room name: $500,000 Gift (Home of Wet lab, Site programs)
Patio and Sculpture Garden name: $250,000 Gift
Children’s Playground name: $250,000 Gift
Refreshment Center name: $250,000 Gift
Components of “Ages of Northern California”:
Glen and Virginia Toney Age of Dinosaurs $ 100,000 Gift (Already secured)
Age of Giant Mammals name: $ 100,000 Gift
Gary and Judy Sitton Age of Conservation $ 100,000 Gift (Already secured)
Components of “Worlds of Northern California”:
The Coast world name: $ 100,000 Gift
The Valley world name: $ 100,000 Gift
The Foothill world name: $ 100,000 Gift
The High Mountain world name: $ 100,000 Gift
Donate a service or materials
Many individuals and businesses have donated services and materials to the NCNHM. Examples include John Anderson, architect; California State University, Chico; David Griffith, architect; Quadco Printing; Sierra Nevada Brewery; Gary and Judy Sitton; SunGard Bi-Tech, Inc.; Al Savitz, traffic engineer; Garey and Barbara Weibel; PIP Printing.
If you’re interested in exploring a contribution of service or materials, contact NCNHM Executive Director Dr. Raymond Barnett (530-898-4865 or [email protected]).
Help us locate and contact potential donors
If you have friends or acquaintances you think might be interested in helping the NCNHM, or have suggestions about potential donors, please contact Jessee Allread, NCNHM Major Gifts Director (530-894-2848 or [email protected]).
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