The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation will help ensure the viability of the Miami Children’s Museum for years to come with a $100,000 grant to its newly launched Capital Endowment Campaign. The grant will support the museum’s expansion and help launch an aggressive fundraising campaign to eliminate remaining debt for that project.
“This grant will go a long way toward kicking off our Capital Endowment Fund Campaign,” stated Deborah Spiegelman, executive director of the Children’s Museum. “Knight Foundation has always been a strong supporter of MCM and its programs and we are grateful for their gift.”
“For thousands of students each year, the Miami Children’s Museum is their first museum experience. Knight Foundation wants to ensure it leaves a lasting impression that encourages kids to become engaged in their city’s cultural opportunities,” said Dennis Scholl, vice president/arts at Knight Foundation.
The Miami Children’s Museum is located at 980 MacArthur Causeway on
as an outstanding example of childhood development that has garnered positive attention on an international scale. From its many permanent exhibits to the exciting interactive traveling shows (ie: The Wizard of Oz, Blue Man Group, Dr. Seuss, etc.) MCM has been enriching the lives of all children by fostering a love of learning and enabling them to realize their highest potential.
For more information about Miami Children’s Museum call: (305)373-KIDS (5437) or visit www.miamichildrensmuseum.org.
About Miami Children’s Museum
Founded in 1983, Miami Children’s Museum is dedicated to enriching the lives of all children by fostering a love of learning and enabling children to reach their highest potential. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to play together, learn, imagine and create. The 56,500-square-foot facility includes 14 galleries, classrooms, and a 200-seat auditorium. The museum offers hundreds of bilingual, interactive exhibits; programs and classes, including special needs classes; Subway restaurant; KidSmart educational gift shop and learning materials related to arts, culture, community and communication. To learn more about the museum, please visit our website: www.miamichildrensmuseum.org.
Miami Children’s Museum receives both private and public funding. MCM is sponsored in part by the City of Miami; the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Mayor and the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners; and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council.
About the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
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