Your donation is the first step in leveraging the power of play to change lives.
Gifts from generous donors provide support for the museum’s world-class educational and cultural experiences. Donations above and beyond membership dues help the museum develop the exhibits, programs, activities, and events that make The Strong a national treasure and a community cornerstone.
Annual gifts from members and friends of The Strong help to provide free museum access for thousands of Rochester-area children and families who might otherwise not have an opportunity to experience the museum. These programs ensure that each year thousands of children and adults with financial, physical, and social limitations can visit the museum and experience its rich educational resources and unique play environment.
Annual gifts also provide critical funding for ongoing preservation efforts. Donors help The Strong to grow, conserve, and preserve the world’s most comprehensive collection of toys, dolls, games, and other historical materials related to play and to advance the study of play. In addition, annual gifts support museum research and publication activities that advance the study of play.
All annual gifts to The Strong are fully tax deductible.
All upper-level membership categories come with a unique suite of benefits for you and your family to enjoy the museum.
Opportunities for donors interested in long-term philanthropy.
An honor gift is a meaningful way to pay tribute to someone or commemorate a special occasion.
The Strong is pleased to accept gifts of marketable public stock.
Become a champion for play and help make a difference in the lives of the children and families who play, learn, and grow with The Strong.