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Access for Everyone
Fund for the Future

March 20 – April 22, 2018

Every child deserves the opportunity to learn through play at the museum, regardless of any economic, cognitive, or cultural barriers. Our goal is to always say yes to play, which is why we created our Access for Everyone (AFE) programs. Programs include Free Family Night, $1 Access Admission, $10 Family Access Memberships, and Access for School-age Kids. Read more about AFE programs.

When you visit the museum now through April 22, expect the front desk staff to ask if you’d like to add a gift to support AFE programs. When you give, you’ll get a leaf to decorate our spring tree. Or give today by clicking the button below. Your gift ensures we can always say yes to play!

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Our Access Tree, Day 5

Our Access Tree, day 5

Sample Access for Everyone leaf

Sample Access for Everyone leaf

Access for Everyone programs by the numbers*

      • 30,949 children and caregivers utilized AFE programs to engage in playful learning at the museum, representing 15% of total visitors to the museum and a 16% increase over the previous year.
      • 13,985 used the $1 Access Admission option, totaling $97,895 in discounts.
      • 1,050 families purchased a $10 Family Access Membership, representing 26% of all memberships sold at the museum, a 51% increase over the previous year, and totaling $122,860 in discounts.
      • 4,254 children and caregivers visited on Free Family Nights, a 10% increase over the previous year and totaling $34,032 in discounts.

*See Madison Children’s Museum Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Annual Report

2018 Sponsors

These generous corporate and foundation supporters make Access for Everyone programs possible. Thank you!

AFE 2018 Sponsors

Say Yes Access

  • Madison Community Foundation
  • Irving and Dorothy Levy Family Foundation
  • Dan & Patti Rashke (TASC) Family Foundation
  • Oscar Rennebohm Foundation
  • Robert M. & Anne W. Bolz Charitable Lead Unitrust
  • Endres Manufacturing Company Foundation
  • Wisconsin Arts Board
  • Evjue Foundation
  • Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation
  • Walter A. and Dorothy J. Frautschi Charitable Unitrust
  • Daniel and Julie Hartung Charitable Foundation Inc.
  • John J. Frautschi Family Foundation
  • M.R. Metzger Family Foundation
  • Madigan Family Foundation
  • Jerome H. and Joan H. Kuypers Family Fund
  • Webcrafters-Frautschi Foundation
  • Madison Arts Commission

Fund for the Future

The Madison Children’s Museum Fund for the Future is managed by Madison Community Foundation and provides a permanent, ongoing source of operating revenue to the museum.

A strong endowment will help maintain the museum during times of economic difficulty and offer us the financial flexibility to continue to grow.

The Fund for the Future will ensure that Madison Children’s Museum can serve our community for generations to come and help us continue to provide the kind of dynamic and innovative programming that was recognized with our National Medal award.  We are motivated to protect our future and continue to serve as a resource to the community long after we are gone.

What is the purpose of the endowment fund?

With many different funding sources that can change or disappear, the endowment will provide a permanent, steady stream of income to assure the stability of the organization…forever.

Is there a minimum-sized gift you will accept for the endowment?

Gifts of any size for the future of Madison Children’s Museum are welcome.

How can I pay for my gift?

Gifts may be made in full or over a three-year period through designated donations of cash, appreciated securities, or insurance policies. Contributions to the Madison Children’s Museum Fund for the Future should be made out to Madison Community Foundation and designated to the fund.

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