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Kentucky Museum members support our mission - helping bring to life the many exhibitions and programs we present each year. In thanks, members receive these exclusive benefits:

  • Bi-Annual Magazine (January and July).
  • Monthly Insider Emails, with behind-the-scenes stories about museum life.
  • Invitations to all museum events, plus special exhibition previews or members-only programs (when available).
  • Recognition in our Annual Report.
  • Acknowledgement via the WKU Philanthropy Recognition Program, which highlights annual, consecutive, cumulative, and planned giving.

 

General Membership is $50 per year ($4.17 per month). 

For those who are underemployed, low-income, or a student at WKU or SKYCTC, membership is $15 per year ($1.25 per month).

 

Become a Member

 

Additional gifts are welcome to our Annual Fund, which supports free admission, our Student Docent program, and our greatest needs. Make a secure gift online here.

For more information, or with questions, call Tiffany Isselhardt at 270-745-3369.


Prefer to pay by check? Please send your gift to:

Kentucky Museum
Attn: Tiffany Isselhardt
1906 College Heights Blvd. #11092
Bowling Green, KY 42101


Endowments & Naming Opportunities

The Kentucky Museum is rapidly expanding - in visitors and galleries - and we need your help to continue our mission. The three areas below are our Wish List items, which are opportunities for major and collaborative gifts that empower us to continue serving our campus and community long into the future. 

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Medley, Assistant Director of Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement, at 270-745-4494, or Tiffany Isselhardt, Development Coordinator, at 270-745-3369.

 

Courtyard

Renovate our interior courtyard for accessibility while promoting multi-disciplinary use for relaxation, nature study, sculpture installations, and music concerts.

$150,000 for naming rights. In-kind donations of services accepted.

 

Naming of the Kentucky Room

Name one of the most beloved spaces in Bowling Green, while helping us refresh and restore the space and its adjoining stairwells. The Kentucky Room is part of our original 1939 building and holds many community memories while serving as venue for the annual Celebration of the Arts show.

$500,000 naming opportunity, with funds supporting restoration and our Annual Fund.

 

Endowed Director

Name our Museum Director position and provide recurring annual support for the Museum's Director, currently held by Brent Bjorkman.

$2,000,000 endowment goal.

 

Additional naming and endowment opportunities - for our collections, spaces, and positions - exist. Want to chat about possibilities? Please call Elizabeth Medley, Assistant Director of Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement, at 270-745-4494, or Tiffany Isselhardt, Development Coordinator, at 270-745-3369. Thank you!

Thermometer detailing achievement of goal

 

2024-25

Updated on July 16, 2024

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Yes. The College Heights Foundation will send you a receipt for tax purposes.

Yes. Please follow the instructions in our online form or contact WKU Advancement Services, 270-745-6208, for assistance.

Yes. Please mark your gift as anonymous when donating online, or enclose instructions with your check.

Yes! In the online form, you will need to complete the “Matching Gift Information” section for us to process your employer match. If you wish to give via check, please contact WKU Advancement Services, 270-745-6208, for assistance.

 


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 Last Modified 7/16/24