Gifts to the Fairbanks Museum supported giving to local libraries.
On Giving Tuesday, the Fairbanks Museum encouraged contributions in order to give back. By making a donation to the Museum on Tuesday, November 28, supporters were able to select a library to receive a transferable Family Membership that could be used by patrons throughout the year. “We were able to match each and every gift we received with a gift to a local library,” says Adam Kane, executive director.
“This Museum has been opening minds to the wonders of our world for generations,” Kane continues, “and members are our bedrock. We rely on member support to sustain our public programs, educational services, and new exhibits.”
The Museum also gives back by donating memberships to help other nonprofits with auctions and raffles. “Giving part of our commitment to community,” says director of external relations Anna Rubin. “This Museum is dedicated to healthy communities, and we support many nonprofits in Vermont and northern New Hampshire.”
To extend the reach of gifts received on Giving Tuesday, the Museum offered to match each gift with a membership that could be checked out and used by library patrons. “Membership means you can visit the Museum and enjoy a planetarium presentation at no charge,” explains Rubin. Library memberships are transferable and valid throughout the year.
“We were delighted to support local libraries. There are over 150 public libraries in Vermont and northern New Hampshire,” adds Kane, “and Giving Tuesday gave us a chance to give back to communities. We look forward to welcoming new visitors with these passes.” Library patrons can use these memberships to visit the galleries and take in a planetarium presentation any day throughout the year. “For many families, that’s a significant savings,” says Rubin. Libraries also receive the Museums print calendar and newsletter, as well as invitations to events and openings.
Giving Tuesday is a day dedicated to philanthropy that encourages giving to community and international nonprofits around the world.