The Natural History Museum of Utah’s 2021 Gala Chair, Jane Perkins, along with the Gala Committee and Philanthropy team are thrilled to announce our annual summer fundraiser…with a TV twist!
If ever there was a year to have fun, this is it. So we’ve hatched a plan for an entertaining evening — inspired by our favorite classic game shows — to raise the critical funds necessary to support the Museum’s work in the year ahead.
Natural History! A Game Show of Support
Hosted by our very own Dr. Jason Cryan, the show will put NHMU scientists on the spot as they compete to win absolutely nothing of value and you play along at home — all with the goal of supporting NHMU. Get ready to laugh along, and suffer through some of Jason's best dad jokes.
Play along from home with our Game Show Party Box
Gifts of $300 received by Monday, June 14 at 5 p.m. will recieve a Game Show Party Box for two. If you want to include the kiddos in the fun, consider a gift of $500 or more to receive a Party Box with some extras for kids.
Sponsorship gifts of $3,000 and up are perfect to party with a purpose with your closest friends, and include Party Boxes for eight adults — which we can customize whether your crew is gathering together in person, or is spread out at multiple locations.
The Party Box includes a TV dinner (unlike any you've had before!), retro refreshments, and everything you need to play along with our scientist contestants from home. Please note that gifts must be received by Monday, June 14 at 5 p.m. in order to guarantee a Game Show Party Box.
Join us for NHMU's most important — and most fun! — fundraiser of the year.
We hope you’ll buy a ticket or — better yet! — sponsor a watch party and tune in Thursday night June 17 for Natural History! A Game Show of Support
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to make your gift today.
Funds raised at our annual summer fundraiser support work in every corner of the Museum, and nearly every corner of the state — everything from science education programs for students and teachers, to groundbreaking research and the care of our priceless collections, to preparing for upcoming special exhibitions in 2022 and beyond. Now, with operations ramping up and ambitious projects coming up in the years ahead, we have our sights set high for our 2021 fundraiser. And we need your support to reach our goal. We hope you’ll join us.
Plus, gifts made by June 17 will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, up to $75,000 thanks to a group of generous donors. Special thanks to our Matching Grant Funders:
I.J. and Jeanné Wagner Charitable Foundation
Dr. Hank and Marty Lamb
Paula Swaner Sargetakis and Joseph Sargetakis | Frog Bench Farms
The Stephen G. and Susan E. Denkers Family Foundation
Willard L. Eccles Foundation
- Deal or No Deal - $5,000
Make a deeper gift to help us reach our goal and party with a purpose from home. Includes a Game Show Party Box for eight adults, plus sponsor recognition throughout the evening.
- Let's Make a Deal - $3,000
Host a game show watch party! Includes a Game Show Party Box for eight adults, plus sponsor recognition throughout the evening.
- Studio Audience Package - $300
Grab your trivia partner (or rival!) and settle in for an evening of fun with our Game Show Party Box for two -- which includes everything you need for a delightful evening of fun and discovery (think delicious snacks, refreshments, games, and more!)
A portion of each ticket or sponsorship gift is tax deductible.