Donations are what allow the Museum to be a thriving community resource.
Since 1974, The Staten Island Children’s Museum has provided safe, fun, educational experiences for the children of the New York Metro region and their families. To maintain and expand these programs, the Museum relies on the generosity of individuals, members, corporations, and foundations. Your tax-deductible donation helps the Museum create engaging educational activities and interactive exhibits. Please donate today via our secure donation page!
If you would like to mail your donation to us, please send it to the address below
Staten Island Children’s Museum
1000 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301
Thank you to our Major Donors for FY 17 (July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017)
Barker Welfare Foundation, Bloomberg, Bruce G. Geary Foundation, Capital One, Con Edison, Alecia Giovinazzo, M.D., Investors Foundation, National Grid, New York Community Trust, Northfield Bank, Northfield Foundation, NRG, New York City Council, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, Richmond County Savings Bank, Richmond County Savings Foundation, Jean G. Roland, ShopRite, Staten Island Borough President’s Office, Target and TD Bank
2018 Holiday Giving - Our Amazon Wish List
Announcing our new Animal Care Wish List on Amazon! Check it out here: https://a.co/aTWqPHV to see some special gift ideas to benefit our collection of arthropods, reptiles and amphibians. Thanks for helping our live animal collection thrive!
When you want to honor a special occasion such as a birthday or graduation with more than a material gift, you can give the children and families we serve a reason to smile by making a gift in the honor of your loved one.
To make a tribute gift now, please visit our donation page. Share with us the name of the person to whom we should send the announcement of your gift and we will send notice promptly as well as a tax receipt and acknowledgment to you.For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (718) 273-2060 x 151
Monthly giving is one of the best ways you can support The Staten Island Children’s Museum, spreading your gift over time and providing a reliable revenue stream for our exhibit maintenance and programs. For tax purposes, you will receive one gift acknowledgement each January reflecting all your donations from the previous year. Your credit card bill will also serve as a monthly record of your contributions. You can change or stop your contributions at any time. Just notify The Staten Island Children’s Museum in writing at least 10 days before your next scheduled transfer.
You can double or triple your support for our educational exhibits and programs through your company’s matching gift program, allowing your contribution to provide inspiring experiences for more children than you can imagine. Please visit your personnel office to ask if your company will match charitable donations and obtain a matching gift form. Please fill it out completely and mail it to:
The Staten Island Children’s Museum
Attn: Development Office
1000 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301
Donating stock can lower your taxes. In most cases, if you give stocks and bonds that are worth more today than what you originally paid, you can take a tax deduction for the full current value, while not having to declare any capital gains, which can create significant savings. Download our easy to use PDF Form.
Please contact Jennifer Dudley, Director of External Affairs, for more information at email@example.com or 718- 273-2060 x 150
Making a Bequest
Does your will need updating?
Creating a will and estate plan is a good first step in protecting the people closest to you and the assets you’ve worked so hard to accumulate. But even the best will can become obsolete over time.
Consider the many life events that can impact a will and other arrangements:
- Moving to a new state
- Changes in the value of your assets
- A change in marital status
- Birth of a child or grandchild
- A change in the real estate you own
- New tax laws
- Changes in your charitable goals
If you need to update your will, there is no substitute for using a qualified attorney with estate planning experience in your state. A knowledgeable attorney can ensure your revisions are properly recorded, which can reduce expenses and help heirs receive their inheritances sooner.
If you would like to make The Staten Island Children’s Museum a beneficiary of your estate, here is sample language you could insert into your will:
I give, devise and bequeath ___ percent of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate (or the sum of $____) to The Staten Island Children’s Museum, Federal Tax ID # 23-7379930, for its unrestricted use and purpose.
Make The Staten Island Children’s Museum a Beneficiary of your Trust, Life Insurance, or Retirement Plan
Through planned giving you can help children and families and make a gift that will cost nothing during your lifetime. Please talk to your financial advisor to design a personalized plan that combines present and future gifts, helps your tax status, and creates a philanthropic legacy that will be an inexhaustible resource and source of pride for your family and generations to come.
Please contact Jennifer Dudley, Director of Development, for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 718- 273-2060 x 150
Share fun moments of your day at the Staten Island Children’s Museum. Take part in our community and help us carry out our mission. Follow us on Facebook and twitter. Be sure to mention us at:
Facebook – @sichildrensmuseum
Instagram – @sichildrensmuseum
Sponsor Spotlight: Circle of Friends Business Luncheon
Each year, we honor people in the community who have demonstrated an immense commitment to the welfare and education of children. We also present the Kid of Achievement Award to a student involved in volunteerism, who has overcome obstacles and challenges in order to help others, and who displays leadership qualities.
Thank you to our generous sponsors who make this event possible! View the 2018 online journal below.