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Memorial Fund :: Exhibit Sponsor
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The IRS recognizes the BYM as a 501(c)3 charitable organization.

     The BYM has seen success because of the outstanding financial support from the Bootheel Region. The museum has hosted more than 140,000 visitors; it has 20 member schools and over 100 individual, family and Grandpass memberships. And we're still growing ...

     The Children's Theater, a state-of-the-art facility, has increased regional access to cultural programs that would otherwise not be accessible to many children and families in the area.

     Our Children's Village, which gives visitors a child's-eye view of the adult world. A new and larger classroom also is ready to use for workshops, seminars, etc.

     Our newest exhibit, This Island Mars, offers unparalleled access to learning experiences about space and robotics technology.

     We are fortunate to have so much space in which to expand the museum's exhibits and programs. The need now, is to plan for the next millennium to develop further the role the BYM has achieved in helping our young people meet the challenges of the 21st Century.

     Please consider how important it is for our children to have all the educational opportunities possible. Their generation and those to follow are the future of the Third Millennium.

    We cannot serve the children without your support. You, too, can claim partnership in the success of Southeast Missouri's only hands-on museum.

How to become a BYM Partner:

     Memorial Fund - Donations in memory of or in honor of someone can be made at any time. The Bootheel Youth Museum acknowledges all memorials to the family.

     Exhibit Sponsor - If you have an area of personal interest, supporting a specific exhibit may be an option for you. Donors may underwrite the investment in a new exhibit. Sponsors will be recognized at the site of the exhibit. Contact Executive Director Patsy Reublin for information pertaining to specific exhibits that have been approved for inclusion in the museum, but have not yet been funded. Exhibit sponsorships start at $1000.

     Pathway to the Future - Learning by doing is the educational philosophy of the Bootheel Youth Museum. The exhibits and educational programs are designed to supplement traditional educational resources.

     While the concept of a children's museum is normally associated with large metropolitan areas, the Bootheel Youth Museum brings the same educational benefits to the primarily rural area of Southeast Missouri. One way you can participate is by helping the museum build a "Pathway to the Future."

     Personally engraved bricks are being used to build a "pathway" that leads to the front entrance of the museum. You, your family, your company or organization can make a permanent mark on the future while supporting the Bootheel Youth Museum.

     These engraved bricks are being offered in recognition of donations ranging from $50 to $200. Print out a Pathway to the Future form and send it in to reserve your brick!

     Wall of Fame - Inside the entrance to the museum is the "Wall of Fame." Your "Wall of Fame" donation, ranging from $500-$1,500, will purchase a personalized tile. A $1,500 donation will purchase a 12©˜x12©˜ ceramic tile with multicolor logo/art; $1,000 will purchase a 12©˜x12©˜ ceramic tile with one color logo/art; and $500 will purchase a 12©˜x12©˜ ceramic tile with up to three lines of text. Print out a Wall of Fame form and send it in with your donation to be included!

Please send contributions to:

Bootheel Youth Museum
P.O. Box 182
Malden, MO 63863

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Make checks payable to the Bootheel Youth Museum. We are grateful to all our generous donors!


Bootheel Youth Museum
700A N. Douglas
P.O. Box 182
Malden, MO 63863

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