When I see our area’s children today, I realize that in another 20, 30 or 40 years, they will be the ones building, shaping, leading and changing our community to make it a positive, productive and enjoyable place to work and live. An investment in today’s children – enriching their lives through opportunities at EMDM – will pay tremendous dividends to our community for generations to come. -- Scott P. Rogers, Explore More Supporter
Supporters like you help us provide quality, educational programs while ensuring that ALL children can experience our community’s play-based, interactive museum. Without donations, we would not realize our mission to engage young minds, equipping our children with the creativity, curiosity, and determination they’ll need.
MAKE YOUR GIFT NOW
Make your gift via credit card online, mail a check, or stop by in person. Questions? Please contact us at 540-442-8900 or by email.
MONTHLY RECURRING GIFTS
Just a little bit goes a long way! Sign up online for monthly recurring gifts on your credit card. Whether you choose $10 a month, $25 or $100 – monthly giving makes a BIG impact on our exhibits, programs, and operations. Sign up online through our safe and secure gift form. You will receive a year-end mailed letter for tax purposes.
VIRGINIA STATE EMPLOYEES
Work at JMU, the public schools, or another state employer?
Use Explore More's CVC code #08490 to designate your gift to us Explore More. Charitable donations made through CVC via payroll deduction, cash, check, credit card, or stock donation are eligible for tax deduction status.
Did you already give us a gift directly that you would like counted as a CVC donation? Complete the online CVC form to help us reach our annual minimum designation.
PLANNED GIVING OPTIONS
Planning for your estate or drafting a will? Check out these options as you consider how to benefit your loved ones and the future of our youth through Explore More Discovery Museum.
Interested in making a gift of stock or other securities? Contributing securities can be a cost-effective way to maximize philanthropic options while minimizing tax liability. Explore More Discovery Museum partners with The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County to process gifts of securities.
Do you have an IRA, are required to take minimum distributions, but don’t need the current income? Individuals age 70 ½ or older can make gifts up to $100,000, directly from their IRA, to a charity completely tax free!