Who’s your favorite advertising icon character? Come on, you know you have one. It could be a character from your childhood, maybe Tony the Tiger or Cap’n Crunch. Or, it might be a more recent one like the Aflac Duck or the Geico Gecko. Whatever your favorite icon might be, it and thousands more are all moving into the brand-new Advertising Icon Museum.
Mr. Clean, Ronald McDonald, Woody’s Owl and the Quaker Oats man all need your help in making their new home come to life. The museum is currently under construction with plans for completion for the fall of 2009. The museum is seeking funds to underwrite the construction, educational program development and administrative costs associated with the project, and the start of an endowment fund. Fundraising efforts are being led by the museum’s board of directors and development committee. The campaign goal is $5.6 million. Currently, the campaign has secured close to $2 million in donations from lead donors. Will you become a First Friend or an Iconic Founding Funder and help build a home for America’s favorite advertising icons by making a donation today?
As a First Friend of the museum you will receive all the latest news on the museum’s progress, an opportunity to go on a hard-hat tour, an invitation to the exclusive grand-opening viewing for members of the museum, and you will be listed on this website as a First Friend of your favorite icon character. Will you please make a $100 donation to the museum and become a friend of ours?
Becoming an Iconic Founding Funder offers the opportunity to have permanent name recognition associated with a specific museum feature, icon case study, video monitors, educational programs, room display or temporary exhibits of your choice. You will be recognized in national publications and on the permanent donor column in the museum. As a Founding Funder, you’ll enjoy all the benefits of a First Friend, plus private viewings and complimentary use of the museum to entertain clients, offer field trip scholarships to a school of your choice to visit the museum and participate in a hands-on educational program, as well as complimentary family memberships and admissions, and tickets to the invitation-only opening gala.
Iconic Founding Funders gifts range from $25,000 to $500,000. Specific benefits and recognition opportunities are associated with each giving level.
For more information about the Advertising Icon Museum’s giving opportunities, please contact .
All donations are tax deductible. Click the button below to make a credit card donation on a safe and secure site.