In September Marla Bush, who volunteers on the Museum’s collection team and served in Chad 1973-1975, gave the Museum a $20,000 gift and challenged us to match it. The seven-member Board nearly doubled Marla’s gift to $37,500 and launched the 60th Anniversary Challenge Campaign. With confidence in your generosity, we announced a goal of $100,000 to take the Museum to the next level. As of now, we’ve received cash and pledges totaling $75,000!
We are thankful for a flood of large and small donations, bringing us closer to realizing our dream of contracting with professional Museum staff. Here are some ways we – volunteers and paid staff – will put your generosity to good use:
- Create a new website with greater functionality and “virtual exhibits.’
- Catalog objects in our collection so everyone knows what we have.
- Hire a consultant to develop a strategic plan, giving us a road map to our goal.
- Show affiliate groups how to mount their own local exhibits.
- Install our first permanent exhibits in Peace Corps Place, the new headquarters of National Peace Corps Association.
- Invite returned volunteers to add their stories to our collection of vignettes about Peace Corps service.
- Employ a part-time director to accelerate our progress toward purchasing a permanent site in Washington, DC for the first-ever Peace Corps Museum.
We invite you to send your donation and continue this encouraging progress. Please click GIVE NOW and donate any amount you can afford.
For those who have already donated, we sincerely thank you again. And we urge you to contact a rich uncle, wealthy friends, or returned Peace Corps volunteers who don’t know about the Museum’s mission and dream. Ask them to join you in giving the Campaign a boost toward our $100,000 goal!