April 5, 2021
Despite the pandemic, the museum's Research & Collections team has remained extremely active inside the labs and collections areas, while also developing new virtual science programming for audiences no longer able to visit the museum due to the ongoing health situation. However, this success would not have been possible without the support of all of our museum friends and constituents!
Throughout April, the museum is conducting the 2021 Spring Fund Drive initiative as a result of being unable to host the annual, in-person "Grapes & Grains" fundraising gala - the VMNH Foundation's largest fundraising event each year - due to the ongoing health restrictions. As the museum looks to continue offering its stellar lineup of virtual programming, while also gradually returning to normal operations as health conditions improve, your support matters now more than ever.
We ask that you consider taking part in this fundraising campaign in support of mission-based museum programs in Research, Education and Exhibits. As a thank you for your support, donors at the $100 - $499 level will receive a 1-hour behind-the-scenes tour with the museum's director or other VMNH staff member. Donors at the $500 level or above will receive a 2-hour training session with one or more of the museum's curators. Better yet, each donor at these levels will be allowed to invite one guest! Of course, donations of any dollar amount are greatly appreciated and play an important role in helping the museum meet its mission!
Please consider donating to the museum's 2021 Spring Fund Drive today at: www.vmnh.net/spring-fund-drive!