Individual Giving

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

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.

Ways to Give

All annual gifts to The Strong are fully tax deductible.

Upper-Level Membership

All upper-level membership categories come with a unique suite of benefits for you and your family to enjoy the museum.

Planned Giving

Opportunities for donors interested in long-term philanthropy.

Memorial Gifts

An honor gift is a meaningful way to pay tribute to someone or commemorate a special occasion.

Gifts of Stocks and Securities

The Strong is pleased to accept gifts of marketable public stock.