Chippewa Valley Museum Foundation

The Chippewa Valley Museum Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c)3 organization charged with overseeing the Museum’s endowments and other investment funds.

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Investing in the museum's future. Why an Endowment?

Endowment funds provide perpetual support to the Chippewa Valley Museum.  A percentage of the earnings from the endowment fund is distributed to the Museum annually, allowing it to continue its important work while the funds keep growing. It may be created with cash gifts, pledges, and/or appreciated stock or property. Gifts can be made during your lifetime or through your estate, and funds may be added at any time.  

Your Gift Matters

Endowment funds are critical to the long-term financial health of the Museum. They provide a reliable income source that allows the Museum to care for its objects and photographs, support specific programs, and collaborate with community organizations.

Endowments may be established for a specific area or unrestricted. The latter allows the Museum to use the funds wherever the need is the greatest.  Call Carrie Ronnander at (715) 834-7871 or to find out more about the Museum's Endowment Fund.

Legacy Membership Program

Legacy Members become lifelong members of the Chippewa Valley Museum by giving a gift to the endowment that equals 20 times the annual membership fee. Legacy members receive the same benefits as annual members at the comparable levels. There are five participation levels:

Patron Legacy Member: $50,000
Leader Legacy Member: $20,000
History Maker Legacy Member: 10,000
Pathfinder Legacy Member: $5,000
Friend Legacy Member: $3,000

Gifts can be made in full or pledged over three years.