So now you’ve read about the exciting plans that lay ahead, and we hope you’re as filled with anticipation as we are. This will truly be a transformative project for the Museum!
And needless to say, it requires a major fundraising effort to make this significant and ambitious project a reality. “Major” meaning about one million dollars, in fact. But the good news—make that GREAT news—is that the Museum has already raised $950,000 (including in-kind services and donations) towards that total. Which means we have only $50,000 left to raise.
And that’s where we hope the community will step in to help. This is the time where we need you—our members, our visitors, our friends—to reflect on what the Museum of Making Music means to you and invest in this project. No gift is too small...or too large. It all helps.
Before you donate though, we want you to know a couple things:
First: When you contribute to this campaign, 100% of your donation will go directly to the Renovation Project. No dollars to keep the lights on, no dollars to upkeep the facility, no dollars for staff salaries. Because all those expenses are entirely covered by NAMM (the National Association of Music Merchants). That’s right. Our parent organization, The NAMM Foundation, which advances participation globally in music making by supporting ventures such as scientific research, public service programs, and philanthropic initiatives, also supports the Museum with overhead costs. It’s a unique situation, and we are truly grateful for their support and commitment to the program.
Second: When you contribute to this campaign, your donation is going to a reputable community institution and cultural asset. MoMM has a proven track record. The Museum has received Carlsbad’s Chamber of Commerce Medium Business of the Decade Award and grants from community agencies such as the County of San Diego, the Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office, and the Carlsbad Charitable Foundation, to name just a few. The Museum has an impeccable reputation for program quality and accountability with awarded funds, and you can rest assured that your donation will be meaningfully used to make an impact.