Annual Appeal

More than 30 years ago, in October 1982, the museum opened in downtown Rochester. Since then, The Strong has:

  • Become the largest cultural attraction in Western New York serving more than a half million guests annually;
  • Expanded twice to accommodate increasing community demand; and
  • Garnered recognition by Forbes, Child, and Family Fun, and other national magazines as one of the best museums anywhere.

Support The Strong

As The Strong continues to grow, it must rely more on the generosity of dedicated friends like you to help maintain a quality experience for families and children throughout our region.

If you are among the millions who have enjoyed the museum over the past three decades, undoubtedly you value it as one of Rochester’s great treasures. Please consider making a gift  to the museum’s Annual Appeal. Your gift will help to ensure that The Strong experience will be available for future generations.

*Be assured that gifts of all sizes will be appreciated.

Three convenient ways to make a tax-deductible gift to the Annual Appeal:

  • Online via a secure giving form.
  • By phone using a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express accepted). Please contact Audrey Blocchi, institutional advancement services coordinator, at 585-410-6346 or
  • By check, payable to The Strong. Please mail to:
    Annual Appeal
    Institutional Advancement Office
    The Strong
    One Manhattan Square
    Rochester, NY 14607