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Opportunities for Support


Make a gift to support the Natural History Museum of Utah

The Natural History Museum of Utah is committed to offering world-class, science-based programming that matches the extraordinary quality of its incredible home, the Rio Tinto Center. To help sustain the Museum's suite of essential science and education programs — programs that enhance the quality of life for Utahns throughout our state and visitors from around the country — please make a tax-deductible gift to the Museum's Annual Fund.
 
You may give in several ways, including gifts in memory of and in honor of friends and family:
  • Online by using the University's secure, online giving site
  • Online in support of the Museum by clicking here
  • Via US Mail by sending a contribution to NHMU Annual Fund, 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108
  • Over the phone by calling Chris Eisenberg, NHMU's Director of Philanthropy, at (801) 585-1437

Thank you for your generous support!

You may also support the Museum with a Museum Membership.


Join the Copper Club

Copper Club members receive a full range of curated experiences, like concierge service to design a one-of-a-kind Museum visit, expert-guided trips to remarkable Utah destinations, special opportunities to meet our scientists, and much more. Contributions begin at $1,000.

More information available here, or contact us at 801-585-3908 or by email


Support the Sarah B. George Director's Innovator Fund

After nearly 27 years of service as NHMU's Executive Director, Dr. Sarah B. George has concluded her work with the Museum. To commemorate Sarah's tremendous service — and set up our new Executive Director, Dr. Jason Cryan, up for success — a number of Sarah's colleagues and friends established this endowed fund in her honor. Sarah's bold vision helped create the remarkable Museum we all love today. In this spirit, the Sarah B. George Director's Innovation Fund will provide Jason with the opportunity to foster — and support — bold new ideas that will power NHMU into the future. Please contact NHMU Director of Philanthropy Chris Eisenberg at (801) 585-1437 or click here to learn more and give online (be sure to note the gift is in honor of Sarah). 


Gifts in honor of Margo Silvester

To make a gift in memory of longtime Museum friend and supporter Margo Silvester, please contact NHMU Director of Philanthropy Chris Eisenberg at (801) 585-1437 or click here to give online (be sure to note the gift is in memory of Margo Silvester.) Gifts will be added to the Margo Silvester Endowed Fund for Excellence benefiting student employees at the Natural History Museum of Utah. The Margo Silvester Endowed Fund for Excellence was established in 2018 in honor of Margo’s lifelong curiosity of the natural world and her fierce belief in the power of education to transform lives.


Gifts in honor of Mike Getty

To make a gift in memory of Mike Getty, the truly remarkable Paleontology Collections Manager and Chief Preparator at NHMU, please click here. To honor Mike Getty's wonderful legacy, we have established an endowment in Mike's name. Your gift will be added to the Mike Getty Vertebrate Paleontology Fund, which will be used to support vertebrate paleontology fieldwork and research at the NHMU. An endowed fund at the University allows the Natural History Museum of Utah to continue to achieve excellence in vertebrate paleontology.
 

Gifts in honor of Ann Kelsey

On August 16, 2013 the Natural History Museum of Utah lost a dear friend and team member when Ann Kelsey, the Collections Manager of the Museum's Garrett Herbarium, passed away. We were deeply honored that Ann invited friends and loved ones to make a contribution to the Natural History Museum of Utah in her memory. Please click here for information. Gifts made in Ann's memory will be dedicated for use in the herbarium, advancing the work she cared so passionately about.