Donations




Anyone can make a one-time donation 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 donations can be one-time, spread over a period of time, or ongoing (often called sustaining) until such time as you discontinue them.  You can also mark the box at checkout to pay the credit card processing fee PayPal charges in order to allow the full amount of your gift to impact the Society rather than having it deducted from PayPal’s remittance to the Society.

You may designate your donation to one of five funding and/or project areas: General Fund, Aubin Collection Project, Collection Preservation Project, Exhibits Project, or the Endowment Fund.  Any undesignated donations automatically go into the General Fund.

General Fund:  Donations made to the General Fund help pay for the day-to-day operations of the Museum and the Society.

Aubin Collection Project:  Donations 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:  Donations made to the Collection Preservation Project are used to preserve and protect the Museum’s collection of artifacts and materials.

Exhibits Project:  Donations made to the Exhibits Project are used to support the creation and maintenance of our permanent exhibit, out special-themed exhibits, and our various temporary and/or traveling exhibits.

Endowment Fund:  Donations made to the Endowment Fun 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 donation 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 General Fund.

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.