Donation Drive for the 6th Annual North Texas Giving Day

The International Museum of Cultures in collaboration with the Duncanville Outreach Center hosted a Donation Drive kick-off event last Thursday, September 18th for the 6th Annual North Texas Giving Day! From 7 am to 9 am in the IMC parking lot, free donuts and coffee were provided to those who stopped by and donations were accepted. For those who were unable to visit the museum, supporters were given the opportunity to donate online until midnight that day.

 

NTX Giving Day - Sept 18

 

The turn out for the event at the International Museum of Cultures was great! It was wonderful to see people coming together to consume copious amounts of delicious donuts and coffee for breakfast and offer their moral and monetary support to the local non-profit organizations striving to make a difference in their community. Not only did locals from the Duncanville and Dallas areas gather together to support organizations in their region, but well over 98,000 donations poured in from all 50 states, 6 territories and over 28 different countries across the globe to benefit 1,580 unique, non-profits.  Due to the numerous online donations as well as the performances and community events – such as the International Museum of Culture’s donation drive – spurring an awareness of need and excitement to lend support all over, this year was record breaking for the North Texas Giving Day!

 

If you have the desire to continue your support of local organizations, check out the Communities Foundation of Texas website – www.cftexas.org – to learn how to make a difference. And, if you have the desire to benefit the International Museum of Cultures, visit our website – www.internationalmuseumofcultures.org– to donate or get involved!

 

 

Thank you for your support!

The IMC Introduces a Business Class Membership

The International Museum of Cultures (IMC) is a unique cultural anthropology museum that features and provides education on contemporary peoples from around the world. We rely on good friends becoming members of the IMC to help foster greater understanding, appreciation and respect between peoples of differing cultures through exhibitions, events, and educational tools.

We have received tremendous support from the business community.  To recognize that support, in 2013 we introduced a Business Class membership as an addition to the IMC regular membership.International Museum of Cultures

A Business Class provides membership cards for up to ten of your employees.  They may visit the museum at anytime during hours of operation using these membership cards.  Additionally, your business may use the Community Room (seats 75) for three events or company meetings during the year.  The Conference Room is equipped with video technology and available via reservation for your use.

A BUSINESS CLASS membership is only $250.00. Providing the following benefits:

  • A certificate of membership
  • Your business name will be listed on the poster displayed in the lobby
  • Your business name listed on other promotional pieces throughout the year.
  • Admits  you and employee card holders to FREE admission to over 700 museums across America.

We hope you will view this invitation as an opportunity to be involved in the arts and culture programs that act as a window into diverse cultures within our communities and throughout the world.

Please contact us for more information at (972) 572-0462. (For information on other Membership opportunities at the International Museum of Cultures, please visit us at InternationalMuseumOfCultures.org)

DonorBridge for the International Museum of Cultures

NORTH TEXAS GIVING DAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013

International Museum of Cultures is participating in the Donor Bridge North Texas Giving Day.Donor Bridge

September 19, 2013, the North Texas Giving Day, is a day when nonprofits with an approved DonorBridge profile are eligible to receive matching funds when donations are made online through DonorBridge.com.

Mark your calendars for the North Texas Giving Day, which will be held from 7 a.m. to midnight on September 19, 2013.

DonorBridge is run by Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT), with the support of the Center for Nonprofit Management.

Two Holiday Gift Specials for IMC Members

The International Museum of Cultures is offering two holiday shopping specials for members only.

First, as a member of the International Museum of Cultures, you can purchase a membership of any level for 50% off as a gift to someone. Along with your payment, please furnish the name and address of the recipient and we will send a Christmas card announcing your gift along with their membership card.

Second, the MEMBERS ONLY SALE at the International Expressions Gift Shop is scheduled for SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2012 from 12-4 p.m. This is a once a year, 50% off EVERY item in the museum’s gift shop.

Become a Member of the International Museum of Cultures

If you are not yet a member of the museum, please become a member:International Museum of Cultures Membership
REGULAR MEMBERSHIP LEVELS:

  • Student ($25)
  • Senior Citizen ($30)
  • Individual ($45)
  • Family ($60)
  • Patron ($100) – Individual membership + 3 Guests

All Members receive a 15% giftshop discount and free
admission for a year.

LEGACY SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP LEVELS:

  • BRONZE STAR BENEFACTOR ($500)
  • SILVER STAR BENEFACTOR ($1,000)
  • GOLD STAR BENEFACTOR (5,000)

Legacy Society Membership Benefits:

  • Annual Reception
  • Use of Museum facility to host a social, business or church function
  • Exhibit display at location of your choice
  • Complimentary VIP tours for family & friends

Your membership dollars go toward:

  • Maintaining current and future exhibits
  • Contracting multicultural music and dance performances and lectures
  • Maintaining public relations efforts to promote the museum
  • Maintaining current educational programs
  • Helping expand outreach programs for schools, institutions, and special interest groups, and future programs

And, your support of the International Museum of Cultures also helps with the progress of our vision reaching into the future.

Also, Donations can be made online:

Click here to download PDF membership form to learn more.

Anthropology Museum Offers Ability to Adopt an Artifact of Indigenous Cultures

The International Museum of Cultures (IMC), a unique Anthropology museum in Dallas, allows the public to help preserve artifacts of indigenous cultures from around the world.

Pan Flute Solomon Islands

Flute Solomon Is

Gourd container from Peru IMC

Gourd container from Peru

Through “Adopting an Artifact,” a patron will become an advocate for ethnic and cultural diversity, thereby furthering the mutual respect and peace between peoples of this world. Adopting an artifact creates an emotional bond between the patron and the artifact, along with the culture of the artifact’s origin.

The IMC recognize the person, family, classroom, or even a business, that adopts an artifact by displaying a small plaque along with the QR code in the museum near their adopted artifact for others to see.

Adoption cost
$250 dollars (tax deductible)

Program Benefits:

  • Receive a limited 3 month membership
  • 15% discount to the gift shop
  • A certificate of adoption
  • A photograph of the artifact
  • Information about the artifact
  • A QR code for smart phones.

For more information, contact the International Museum of Cultures at info@internationalmuseumofcultures.org or (972) 572-0462Adopt an Artifact International Museum of Cultures

DonorBridge North Texas Giving Day for the International Museum of Cultures

NORTH TEXAS GIVING DAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2012

International Museum of Cultures is participating in the Donor Bridge North Texas Giving Day.Donor Bridge

September 13, 2012, the North Texas Giving Day, is a day when nonprofits with an approved DonorBridge profile are eligible to receive matching funds when donations are made online through DonorBridge.com.

Mark your calendars for the 4th annual North Texas Giving Day, which will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 13, 2012.

All credit card donations of $25 or more made online through DonorBridge will be eligible for matching money, making money received on North Texas Giving Day go even farther in supporting our community.

Check out the Donor Bridge profile for the International Museum of Cultures.

DonorBridge is run by Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT), with the support of The Dallas Foundation and the Center for Nonprofit Management.

Corporations Support Arts and Culture

Many corporations match employees donations to non-profit organizations. The International Museum of Cultures is the recipient of dollars from several large corporations.

As a supporter of the International Museum of Cultures, please request matching funds from your corporation. Or, if you know of someone that is an employee of a large corporation, please ask them to consider supporting the efforts of the Museum.

Dallas Arts & Culture and related businesses generate $298 for every dollar the City spends on programming and facilities. Total economic impact of the arts and cultural entities in Dallas was $322 million in 2011. Surrounding communities enjoy residual benefits in relative amounts. Annually, arts and culture organizations provide learning opportunities for more than 579,000 school children in the North Texas area according to a study done by Deloitte in 2011.

Museum of International Cultures, Dallas, Texas

The International Museum of Cultures has over 30,000 visitors each year and the majority of this number are children on school tours. We provide the Travis Anthropology Summer Camp and Art Explosion, Electronic Field Trip, Discovery Boxes and more. Become a Member of the IMC. Contact us for more information at (972) 708-7406.