As a nonprofit organization, the Exploratorium relies on generous contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations, and public agencies to support our many educational programs.
For more than forty years, individual philanthropists have played a vital role in the Exploratorium’s mission to create and share programs in science, math, and art. When you join the Chairman’s Circle or Catalyst Circle, your gift of annual support helps to shape tomorrow’s leaders in science, technology, art, and education. Special benefits and unique, behind-the-scenes programs are also available to members of these Circles.
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If improving science education is a value your company shares, discover your connection to the Exploratorium. As a Corporate Partner, you can revolutionize K–12 science educators’ teaching and learning, inspire the next generation of scientists, and create an informed citizenry while enjoying access to the world’s premier interactive science center.
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You can ensure that future generations will enjoy the standards of excellence, innovation, and education enjoyed at the Exploratorium today by including the museum in your estate plans. Such gifts can also offer significant tax advantages for you and, in some cases, can provide income for you or your chosen beneficiaries for life.
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You can effectively increase the impact of your personal gift to the Exploratorium — doubling or even tripling your support of our many innovative and educational programs. Find out if your employer has a matching gift program and how to qualify.
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In 2014, the Exploratorium launched its Spring Gala at Piers 15/17 after hosting its successful Awards Dinner for more than 30 years. Through this new annual fundraiser, the institution seeks to celebrate its unique approaches to science, art, and education and raise unrestricted funding for the museum. As a Gala sponsor, you play a vital role in our major fundraising event, which raised more than $1.5 million in its first year.
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