-from the Director
As you all know, we are in the final days of trying to reach our goal for the NEH Challenge Grant. Our NEH "challenge" is to raise $195,000 each year over the four years of the grant. This money goes directly into our Endowment Fund, which will support two permanent staff positions.
If you read the IVDM blog or the Society Newsletter recently, you’ll know that in the last few weeks we are just $21,000 short of that goal. Museum Members have stepped up this week and written checks- one for $5,000 and one for $500, and today, we received a check for $750.
We are now just under $14,000 from this year’s Challenge Grant goal, ending July 31, 2015.
We’d like to thank those of you who have supported us over the years and are as eager to see the Imperial Valley Desert Museum succeed as we are. If you haven’t yet donated towards the Endowment Fund, we urge you to do so before the end of next week - with your small gifts over the next four years we will reach our goal of having a $1 million Museum Endowment.