HistoryMiami Museum relies on the generous support of our members and friends to help us fulfill our mission to tell Miami’s stories. Your charitable donation to HistoryMiami Museum sustains our educational programs, exhibitions, and allows us to grow and conserve our unique collections.
There are many ways you can give to HistoryMiami Museum, ranging from cash donations to our Annual Fund, planned gifts, corporate sponsorship or support from your foundation or Donor Advised Fund.
HistoryMiami Museum’s Annual Fund provides essential, unrestricted funds that allows the museum to continue providing state of the art exhibitions and excellent programs for children and families in our community. The Annual Fund supports all museum activities and gifts are fully tax deductible.
Your gift of any size makes a difference! Click here to Donate Now.
HistoryMiami Museum offers alternatives so you can create your legacy through a transformational gift to the museum. Some simple options are, including a gift to HistoryMiami Museum in a will or making the museum the beneficiary on an insurance policy, a bank account or an IRA. These options allow you and your loved ones to continue enjoying your current lifestyle, while making provision for what is truly meaningful to you in the future.
To learn more about our gift planning options, please e-mail the Development Office.
Gifts in Honor or Memory
You can make a gift to the HistoryMiami Museum Annual Fund in the name of a colleague, friend or family member. Remember a special loved one through a memorial gift in his or her honor, or recognize the special people around you with a tribute gift. Click here to Donate Now.
The Marcia J. Kanner Memorial Fund
Marcia Kanner loved HistoryMiami, serving as the museum’s trustee, chairman of the board and endowment coordinator. With Dr. Joe Fitzgerald, she created Miami International Map Fair, the museum’s signature event and the largest map fair in the western hemisphere, celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2018.
After her death in 2017, Marcia’s husband Lewis Kanner with family support created the Marcia J. Kanner Memorial Fund to keep alive her spirit and passion. Marcia loved not just the museum but its mission to preserve and celebrate Miami’s history as the unique crossroads of the Americas. The family designated the fund to sponsor A People’s History of South Florida Program Series to reflect Marcia’s desire to make local history resonant and accessible. Free and open to the public, the series brings history alive by exploring how South Florida’s rich diversity and past has shaped our dynamic home today.
Donations to the Marcia J. Kanner Memorial Fund may be made by clicking here.
A gift or sponsorship from your business helps support the cultural life of the Miami community. There are various opportunities available to sponsor major exhibitions, school programs, public programs, special events, as well as research and collections conservation projects. Corporate sponsors make it possible for thousands of people to benefit from HistoryMiami Museum programs each year.
HistoryMiami Museum sponsorship opportunities are customized to meet your company’s specific goals while maintaining our mission. To learn more about Corporate Sponsorship, please e-mail the Development Office.
Power of 8
Each gift of $8 provides one child with a free, fun and interactive Educator guided experience at HistoryMiami Museum. You can sponsor any number of children or a full school group. Every gift adds to the Power of 8, and more children can experience Miami’s colorful history for themselves. Click to Donate Now.
When wording a gift in a Will, please use our full legal name:
Historical Association of Southern Florida, Inc.
101 West Flagler Street Miami FL 33130
Federal Tax ID #:59-09-68-005
This sample language may be useful for a gift in a will:
“I give and bequeath to Historical Association of Southern Florida, Inc., 101 West Flagler Street Miami FL 33130 [the sum of __________ Dollars ($____)] [ _______ % of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate], to be used for its general charitable purposes.”
HistoryMiami Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Please consult an estate planning advisor or legal counsel as you prepare your legacy gifts.