Find your way to connect
We invite you to participate in our work as an essential community resource for children, families and educators. Your support helps us grow in mission and service, adding to the vitality and quality of life in our community. At the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine, we pride ourselves on remaining accessible to all the members of our community.
Through your support of the Museum & Theatre, you can make a difference.
We understand the importance of fostering community connections, bolstering the local economy, and giving businesses the visibility needed to thrive. We invite businesses to partner with us through event sponsorships, program partnerships, business memberships, and much more.
Below are some unique ways your business partnership benefits from a relationship with the Museum & Theatre:
Recognition on our website and in our e-news
Recognition in print materials, theatre programs, event publications and on event signage
Invitations to exhibit openings and special events
Museum & Theatre admission passes for company use or for donation in your company's name to a local organization in need
Recognition on Museum & Theatre's Donor Wall
Free use of the Museum & Theatre's full facilities for up to 2 hours for a private special event
Benefits may vary or be customized based on level of giving
Invest in Maine’s future
The Endowment Fund is dedicated exclusively to providing resources for future initiatives in arts, science, culture and early childhood education. It provides a base of support that will make a real and lasting difference for generations to come. An investment in Maine children is an investment in the future of Maine.
Create a Legacy of Learning
The Museum & Theatre offers a variety of planned giving opportunities that can be tailored to meet your financial and estate-planning needs. By remembering the Museum & Theatre in your will, establishing a charitable gift annuity or charitable trust, or making the Museum & Theatre a beneficiary of your IRA or Life Insurance Policy, you may create a lifetime income stream for you and your family while benefiting from a significant charitable income tax or estate tax deduction. Your planned gift can help grow the organization's endowment or support a specific program. Your planned gifts will help us maintain an unmatched level of educational excellence for years to come. Thank you for considering putting the Museum & Theatre at the top of your list of planned giving philanthropic priorities.
Support Families in Need
The Suzanne Olson Scholarship Fund is an initiative that opens our doors to hundreds of children and families each year. Lack of financial resources is the biggest barrier that prevents many families from becoming members and fully benefiting from our services. As the demand for our programs grows, so does the need for financial assistance. Every day, families are requesting scholarship memberships and free admission because they cannot afford the full price. This fund has bee established in honor of Suzanne Olson, Executive Director at the Museum & Theatre 2000-2019, in recognition of her tireless devotion to welcoming ALL families.
Your contribution toward this program tells children that they deserve learning through play every single day.
More Ways to Give
Become a Volunteer
Volunteer for the Museum & Theatre through events, programs, or as a board member.
Give a gift of stock:
Transferring a gift of stock to the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine is as easy as can be! Just follow one of these two simple steps:
If you have a brokerage account, you may instruct your broker to contact the development office at (207) 828-1234 ext. 243 with the desired amount of stock (with accompanying processing numbers) to be transferred electronically.
If you would like to transfer stock held in your possession, we will arrange to pick up your certificates and proceed with the transfer.
IRA Charitable Rollovers:
If you are 70 1/2 or older, you can take advantage of an IRA charitable rollover, making a contribution from your traditional IRA to the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine and deducting the gift from your taxable income. Tell your financial advisor or IRA trustee to earmark a contribution to the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine.
For additional information about IRA charitable rollovers, please contact your financial advisor.
For donations by mail, please print the appropriate form below:
For additional questions or specific information, please contact the Director of Philanthropy at (207) 828-1234 ext. 2228 or email@example.com