HOW TO SUPPORT THE MANITOBA MUSEUM:
1) MUSEUM MEMBERSHIP
Museum Membership fees not only support the preservation of Manitoba’s unique human and natural heritage, science and space science education, but also encourage family participation in the Museum’s various fun-filled learning activities. Our members enjoy a number of benefits, including unlimited free admission to the Museum Galleries, Science Gallery and Planetarium and Member’s Only previews, as well as many other special privileges.
2) ANNUAL OPERATING FUND
Annual giving is the key source of support for Museum operations. Outright gifts, contributions made to our annual direct mail appeal, revenues from fundraising events, the private rental of Museum facilities and program and exhibition sponsorships are essential to our existence. This support makes it possible to develop and deliver quality programs for schools and the public. The commitment of our donors enables us to strengthen our valuable community outreach programs, and to maintain and improve our exceptional exhibitions for public learning.
3) THE MANITOBA MUSEUM FOUNDATION INC.
The Manitoba Museum Foundation receives and invests deferred gifts, commemorative gifts and donations that build an endowment fund to ensure the future well being of The Manitoba Museum. A portion of the interest earned on the principal is granted back to the Museum to support research, to build and maintain the collections, and to upgrade the exhibits in the Museum’s nine permanent galleries.
Each of us hopes to leave our unique mark in time : to be remembered for our loyalty, commitment, compassion, kindness and generosity. A deferred gift to the Museum is one that is arranged now, but is not available for use by The Manitoba Museum until later in the future. A planned gift enables you to invest in the Museum as your charity of choice while maximizing tax and other financial benefits.
Bequests – By including The Manitoba Museum Foundation Inc. in your will, you will leave a legacy supporting your interests at the Museum. Your estate will receive a donation receipt for the full amount of the bequest, which can assist in reducing the tax payable on your final income tax return.
Life Insurance – A gift of life insurance can be an affordable way for you to make a future major gift to the Museum while enjoying tax relief during your lifetime.
Gift Plus Annuity – You can make a contribution to The Manitoba Museum Foundation and, in turn, receive guaranteed income payments for life.
Charitable Remainder Trust – By establishing a trust to support The Manitoba Museum Foundation, you can enjoy for life, or a term of years, income from the trust. The Manitoba Museum Foundation receives what remains in the trust after death, or after a specified number of years.