Anyone can make a one-time contribution via PayPal – even if you do not have a PayPal account.
However, if you do have, or choose to create, a PayPal account – then your contributions can be one-time or ongoing (often called sustaining) until such time as you discontinue them. Just check the “Make this a monthly donation” box.
You may designate your contribution to one of five funding and/or project areas: Day-to-Day Operations, Aubin Collection Project, Collection Preservation Project, Exhibits Project, or the Endowment Fund. Any undesignated contributions automatically go into the Day-to-Day Operations.
Day-to-Day Operations: Contributions made to Day-to-Day Operations are used to pay for items such as: the salary of our Museum Curator, office supplies, program supplies, and newsletters.
Aubin Collection Project: Contributions made to the Aubin Collection Project are used to support our efforts to catalog and digitize the extensive Aubin Photo Collection that was generously donated to the Society by the Aubin family.
Collection Preservation Project: Contributions made to the Collection Preservation Project are used to preserve and protect the Museum’s collection of artifacts and materials.
Exhibits Project: Contributions made to the Exhibits Project are used to support the creation and maintenance of our permanent exhibit, our special-themed exhibits, and our various temporary and/or traveling exhibits.
Endowment Fund: Contributions made to the Endowment Fund are permanently restricted though the Hibbing Foundation. Endowment funds are pooled and professionally invested for long term growth. The principal is never spent, only the investment earnings. This means your contribution is a legacy that lasts not only your life-time, but also your descendants life-time. Our current Endowment Fund is just over $25,000 and generates approximately $1,000 per year that is transferred to the Day-to-Day Operations.
Deferred Gifts/Planned Giving
Consider making the Society a part of your estate’s planned giving through the gifts of stocks or securities. You could name the Society as one of the beneficiaries of your estate in your will or trust. Or you could name the Society as a primary or secondary beneficiary of one or more of your physical assets, retirement accounts, or insurance policies. Please contact the Society for more information.