Thursday, November 19, 2009

BIG News

An email sent by Jennifer Laurelli, director of development, to Museum staff, board and committee members:

Subject: Campaign Alert - Champlin
Thu, 19 Nov 2009 11:58:25

The very best news! The Champlin Foundations has awarded the Museum $100,000 toward our two new outdoor learning environments bringing our gifts/pledge total to over $1.05 million!!! We want to share this news with you as a big thank you for everything you are doing to ensure that we succeed. Go team!


It's exciting because it means we're that much closer to reaching the $1,350,000 needed to get a $150,000 challenge grant from the Kresge Foundation by March 31, 2010 – which will allow us to complete our Play Works Campaign and build two amazing new play spaces in The Children's Garden.

Staff (and visitors) celebrated by adding a bar to the campaign thermometer in the Museum's atrium!

Click here to learn more about the Champlin award. Click here to learn more about the new play spaces opening next June.