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Our Giving Culture

OUR GIVING CULTURE >>

Welcome and thank you for your interest in giving to Pretend City Children’s Museum.

Philanthropy is an established practice in successful children’s museums. At Pretend City, it has been critical in our ability to provide a unique place where play has a purpose, important concepts are learned, and memories are made.  

Individual, family, and corporate donations built Pretend City! The exhibits and programming you have come to love are not sustainable without philanthropic support. 

Memberships and general admission tickets cover approximately 75% of our operating budget. The remaining 25% is contributed through several giving opportunities.    

We offer several opportunities to show your support – there is something for everyone!  

Thank You!

Thank you for giving to Pretend City Children’s Museum, a 501c (3), nonprofit educational organization. All donations are tax deductible to the extend allowed by law. Please consult your tax advisor to determine the deductibility of your gift. 

New in 2020! Congress passed the CARES Act on March 27, 2020, which provides increased tax incentives for charitable giving for both individuals and corporations. For those taking the standard deduction, the CARES Act allows you to take an additional “above-the-line” deduction for charitable gifts made in cash of up to $300. For donors that itemize, you can now deduct up to 100% of your adjusted gross income (AGI) rather than the previous limit of 60%.

Our tax identification number: 33-0761254 

If you have questions or would like assistance with your gift, please contact Sue Harrison, Chief Development Officer. 

A gift to Pretend City means something different to each of us

    • Free field trips so all kids can experience our programs
    • New books because reading with children is key to early literacy
    • More Baby Steps offerings so working parents can attend with their little ones
    • New instruments for our amphitheater performers
    • New décor in Our Home so children embrace and learn from a diversity of cultures and families
    • More experts in early childhood who support and have answers
    • Refreshed costumes in all shapes and sizes that allow dreams to soar
    • A resident artist who encourages budding creativity
    • Community outreach, including our School Readiness Fair
    • New sets of building materials in the Construction Zone
    • Dedicated evenings for children with special needs

Become a Pretend City PlayBuilder with a minimum $10 recurring monthly gift.

 

Making a legacy gift is a powerful way to demonstrate your lasting support of Pretend City.

Support children’s literacy by sponsoring a book in the Pretend City Library.

Shop for your items through our Amazon Smile and support Pretend City.

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Healthy Kids, Healthy Museum

To protect the health of Pretend City Children’s Museum community, we ask families to please only come play with us on days that everyone is feeling well.

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