Support Us

ENGAGE CURIOUS MINDS!

As a privately funded non-profit institution, Discovery Center relies on the support and generosity of people like you. You are our best partner in supporting learning opportunities for families in middle Tennessee. Your gift today lights a spark for life-long learning – for a family struggling financially, for teachers looking for learning opportunities for their students, or for a child who needs the sensory friendly exhibits and programs developed by Discovery Center each and every year.

Your support is extremely important because it provides resources that make an immediate impact.

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Or print our donation form and mail in your tax-deductible donation. 

Your gift could be worth even more if your company participates in a matching gifts program. Please check with your human resources office to see if your company participates in this program.

Other ways to support Discovery Center:

Volunteer

Give the gifts of time and talent. Learn more about how you can get involved in delivering the mission of Discovery Center.
Click here for more information on Volunteering.

Fundraisers

You can support Discovery Center and have fun doing it at one of our annual special events!

Wine & Whiskey at the Wetlands – March 2, 2018
Shakesbeer – May 4, 2018
Secret Garden Party – June 2018
Graveyard Golf Tournament – Oct. 28, 2017
Kids First Celebration – more info coming soon!

Join our email list for fundraiser updates! 

Adopt an Animal

Animals
Depend
On
People
Too!

Shake up your family tree and adopt a Discovery Center animal! Your donation will support animal care and facilities, and helps provide a variety of educational programs for children.

Adopt an Animal: $25
Includes certificate of adoption, animal facts sheet, and a 5×7 photo of your animal.

Online form and the printable Adopt an Animal form.

CORPORATE SUPPORT


Corporate sponsorship plays an important role in the Discovery Center’s mission to create a museum where play and learning come together. From exhibits to outreach programs, generous donations help to make a difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of children and families in Middle Tennessee.

Examples of available benefits (depending on level of giving) include:
• Recognition on our web site.
• Recognition a monthly e-newsletter sent to 15,000+ families.
• Recognition in press releases sent out to local and regional media.
• Recognition in our Annual Report.
• Free Museum passes, membership discounts and volunteer opportunities for the employees of your corporation.
• Employee Appreciation day for your employees

 

We offer sponsorship packages at a range of levels. Packages are customized to benefit your company.
If your company is interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Development Office at (615) 890-2300 ext 236.


SPECIAL GIFTS

IN-KIND DONATIONS

In-kind donations offer another opportunity for individuals and businesses to make contributions of products or services that support the Discovery Center. We often need art supplies, office paper, kitten chow, gas cards, Wal-mart cards, and printing services. Donations can be dropped off at the front desk or mailed to:
Discovery Center
502 SE Broad Street
Murfreesboro, TN  37130

We also gladly accept donations of time and effort in the form of volunteering.

 

PLANNED GIVING

You can make a difference to the future of the Discovery Center by planning now. Gift planning uses tax laws to enable you to pursue your philanthropic goals while minimizing your cost of giving and maximizing the benefits to yourself and your family. One of the simplest ways to support the Discovery Center is through a bequest provision in your will. Bequests can be specific or residual. Other options to consider include charitable remainder trusts and charitable lead trusts as well as gifts of property or insurance.
The Discovery Center strongly urges donors considering a planned gift to consult their personal advisors about tax implications.

GIFTS OF STOCK

It’s simple to give a gift of stock and a great way to use your assets to benefit the Discovery Center. There are several ways to transfer stocks and securities to the museum.
For more information about making a planned gift or gift of stock, contact Tara MacDougall at (615) 890-2300.