Giving is not just about making a donation. It's about making a difference.
The Children’s Museum and MuseumLab are supported by hundreds of gifts from generous individuals made up of families, grandparents, members, Board, staff and friends like you.
Your annual support enables the Museum to provide cutting-edge exhibits and innovative programs for every child and family to have a one-of-a-kind, interactive experience. This type of ongoing, annual support has helped the Museum to become a world-class educational institution and a vibrant resource for our city, county and nation.
Ways to Give
Your donation is essential in helping us transform education through exceptional, world-class museum experiences that inspire kindness and spark the curiosity of learners. Generous contributions from individuals like you enable us to provide inclusive learning experiences for children, youth, and families in our community. By making a 100% tax-deductible gift of any amount, you can make an immediate impact on our museum’s mission.
Tribute and Memorial Gifts
Honor or memorialize a special child, parent, grandparent, friend, family member or business associate by making a tax-deductible gift to the Children’s Museum in their name. Your gift will be acknowledged with a personalized letter sent to the honored individual/family.
Wills, Trusts and Planned Gifts
Planned gifts provide creative and flexible strategies for your estate and charitable planning. Some planned gifts provide you with income. Many can reduce your taxes. The greatest benefit, however, lies in knowing that by including the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh in your estate planning, you will ensure innovative inclusive museum experiences are available for generations to come.
If you have named the Museum in a bequest or will, or would like to discuss ways you could make a planned gift, we are happy to help you get started. For more information, please contact Laura SanBoeuf Paris at 412-322-5058 or [email protected].
Donor Advised Funds
Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) are an increasingly popular way to make charitable donations that are both streamlined and flexible. With a DAF, donors can easily support the organizations they care about most by making a charitable contribution to the fund and receiving an immediate tax deduction. They can then suggest grants from the fund to organizations they want to support, including Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. By recommending a grant to the Museum through your DAF, you can support children and learners in a way that is easy and efficient.
Employer Matching Gifts
Many companies match the charitable donations made by their employees. If you or your spouse work for or are retired from a company that offers this benefit, your gift to the Children’s Museum may be doubled or even tripled. Please ask your company’s Human Resources department about matching gifts.
Employer Charitable Giving Programs
Many employers offer charitable giving programs that allow contributions to be directly deducted from your pay check. The Children’s Museum works with most employers to make your giving automatic and effortless. If your company participates in a United Way workplace campaign, or if you are a federal civilian, military or postal employee, we encourage you to give through your organization’s charitable giving programs.
When making a United Way donation, use the Children’s Museum’s code number 623.
If you have any questions regarding individual giving, please contact our Sr. Director of Institutional Advancement Laura SanBoeuf Paris at [email protected].
The official registration and financial information of the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.