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Ignite Society Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota

The Museum’s mission directs us to ignite the natural curiosity of every child and the Ignite Society recognizes the support of our donors who make leadership contributions to our annual operations. These leadership donors ensure that the Museum is always at the forefront of innovation and creates new opportunities for every child in our region to realize the benefits of the Power of Play. Ignite Society donors embody the generous spirit of our region and we are so grateful for their commitment to our Mission.

 

Dennis & Carole Dotson Challenge

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In celebration of the launch of the IGNITE SOCIETY, Museum donors Denny and Carole Dotson have agreed to make a $100 contribution for each new Ignite Society donor, up to $5,000!  That means, if we reach 50 Ignite Society donors, the Museum will receive $5,000 in additional support! Help us fully realize this generous contribution (and make your own donation go further) by joining today!

Benefits

$500 and up

  • Recognition in the Annual Report
  • Invitation to annual donor appreciation event
  • Advance communication of new exhibits
  • Quarterly Donor Newsletter
  • Ignite Society Window Decal

$1,000 and up

  • Recognition as a special exhibit underwriter
  • Early registration to special events

$2,500 and up

  • Invitation to a private tour of the museum

$5,000 and up

  • Family membership
  • VIP Reception before special events
  • Exclusive new exhibit demonstrations

$10,000 and up

  • Ignite Society Paperweight

$25,000 and up

  • Private Dinner with CMSM CEO and Board Chair

FAQs

01.

— Why is the Museum launching the IGNITE SOCIETY?

In celebration of the support the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota receives each year, we are launching the Ignite Society to show our most invested donors the impact they provide through a variety of recognition and engagement opportunities. With special events and advanced notice about new exhibits, we hope the Ignite Society will deepen our donors’ relationship with the Museum and encourage more support for the Museum in the future. 

02.

— Why does the Museum need support?

Admission and membership revenue alone does not balance the Museum’s budget each year. We depend on donations to not only close the gap not covered by fees. More importantly donations provide a margin of excellence at the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota allowing us to focus on creating engaging experiences for all children.

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— How can I join the IGNITE SOCIETY?

It’s easy! Simply make a gift or pledge of $500 or more to our Annual Fund. Gifts can be made through a one-time contribution or by setting up multiple payments throughout a 12-month period. You can give online here or by calling Louise Dickmeyer at 507.344.9104.

Ignite Society Event Sponsors

Ready to join the Ignite Society?

Become a founding member by donating $500 or more today.