July marks the end of our fiscal year and the end of Year 2 of our National Endowment of Humanities Challenge Grant. Through the Challenge Grant the NEH will match 3:1 any money we raise towards our Endowment Fund through 2019.
The Museum's goal is to raise $1 million by 2019 towards the Endowment. When this goal is reached, the IVDM's Endowment Fund will fund two permanent, professional staff positions.
Want to donate to the Endowment but can't afford the whole amount now? We are also doing Pledge Cards. People can pledge to donate this year and the pledge will go towards this year's match by the NEH. Since April we have already raised $10,000 in pledges from museum supporters!
Last year in our last fiscal month, our members and supporters raised $22,000 to help us reach our goal of $195,000! It was a huge success! Can we do as well this year? Please consider supporting the museum by donating or pledging to the Endowment Fund before July 20, 2016.