Your gift to the museum provides vital support for your community hub for lifelong learning. Your generosity makes possible rich educational programs for our youngest scientists and artists, changing exhibits that bring the world to Montana, and ongoing original research happening right here at Museum of the Rockies.
The temporary closure of Museum of the Rockies during the COVID-19 crisis has had a profound impact on your museum. Most of our supporters don't realize how much we rely on visitors and our museum store to pay our bills. In fact, those funds make up forty-four percent of our operating budget. That's why we have established the MOR Response Drive, and why we need your help today more than ever. The MOR Response Drive will underwrite our critical programs and deliver new offerings to keep your exploring from right where you are.
To make a check donation, please send it to:
Museum of the Rockies
c/o Annual Program
PO Box 172720
Bozeman, MT 59717
As a long-term supporter of our community museum, you know that when a child stands toe-to-toe with a T. rex, something magical happens. Whether you’ve attended the openings of our changing exhibits, volunteered at our Living History Farm, or served as a docent, you know first-hand how many lives we’ve touched. Open the door to even bigger giving to support an organization that you already hold dear.
Using our new Planned Giving Program, you now have a powerful tool to make a longer-term statement of support for an organization that ignites the imagination of community members, from children to grandparents. Planned gifts can help you with effective tax reduction strategies while ensuring that the Museum can generate the resources needed to carry out our programs. By combining charitable giving with your financial and estate planning, you will create a personalized, lasting legacy.
Planned giving can be as straightforward as including a bequest to MOR in your will. Other more sophisticated options, such as charitable gift annuities, offer guaranteed income and substantial tax savings. You can also take advantage of a special program called the Montana Endowed Tax Credit, which helps you save money on taxes while helping the Museum build our endowment fund, which works like a “piggy bank” to ensure the Museum’s future.
We ask you to consider taking the next step by exploring planned giving opportunities with our Director of Philanthropy, Kathryn Hohmann. You can reach her at 406.994.2682 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A gift of stock to the Museum of the Rockies can be a wise choice. Donating an appreciated asset allows you to avoid a capital gains tax, as well as take a charitable deduction in your taxes.
Make a thoughtful tribute in memory of someone special or celebrate a special occasion. Your contribution will be acknowledged with a letter informing the family or friend you designate.
Treat yourself to a great time that will also do a great deal of good!
Throughout the year, Museum of the Rockies showcases its partnerships with local eateries in our community through the MOR Good Eats Program. For a three or four-month commitment, a business has the exclusive opportunity to partner with MOR by donating a percentage of proceeds from the sale of a particular item(s) at their establishment. In turn, the museum promotes the businesses and their delicious item(s) to its visitors via a slide on the digital lobby display, and to its membership of more than 6,000 households and 300 businesses in the Gallatin Valley via the triannual Seasonal Snapshot print publication and the MOR Bites monthly member email.
For more information about the MOR GOOD EATS program, please send us an email.
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A great way to donate to MOR is by purchasing the Museum of the Rockies T. rex license plate featuring Big Mike (MOR 555). Keep in mind, you don’t have to wait to re-register your vehicle to change plates!
Museum of the Rockies inspires life-long learning in science, history, culture, and art; advances knowledge through collections, research and discovery; and presents engaging, vibrant exhibits and educational opportunities. Museum of the Rockies brings the world to Montana and shares Montana with the world.
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