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Corporations

Corporate Partnerships

Give a Corporate Donation

Provide the joy of discovery, a treasured memory of interaction with native animals, a career inspiration,
and more for the community with your gift. This special place — where families enjoy the wonders of
nature, students engage in hands-on science education, and future scientists, veterinarians, and biology
teachers become interested in pursuing those careers — is counting on your support.

Corporate gifts to the Virginia Living Museum inspire learning, enrich lives, make the excitement of discovery continue and help keep wonder off the endangered list.

A variety of businesses are vital supporters of the Virginia Living Museum’s exhibits, education programs, and special events as well as providing annual corporate support which includes memberships.

Your gift will provide:

  • Your team the opportunity to spend time with friends and family at a nationally recognized center for learning and exploring in your local community.
  • A safe and healthy sanctuary for more than 250 native species (10 endangered).
  • New programming and educational demonstrations and opportunities for visitors of all ages.
  • Support for The Community Education Program, serving well-deserving students and organizations in our community.

CEO/Business Owner card benefits:

  • Personal Family w/3 guests membership providing unlimited admission for one year
  • Free admission to over  250 ASTC museums world-wide (not valid within 90 miles of the VLM, some restrictions may apply)
  • Invitations to members-only events

Patron $500

CEO benefits PLUS

  • (1) Limited Corporate Admission Card (Admits 2)

Endorser $1,000

CEO Benefits PLUS:

  • (1) Reusable Corporate Admission Card (Admits any)
  • Invitation to our annual Donor Reception

Associate $2,500

CEO Benefits PLUS:

  • (2) Reusable Corporate Admission Cards (Admits any)
  • Invitation to our annual Donor Reception

Educator $5,000

CEO Benefits PLUS:

  • (3) Reusable Corporate Admission Cards (Admits any)
  • Invitation to our annual Donor Reception
  • Corporate name and link on VLM website
  • Discount of $500 on one Museum event rental

Fellow $10,000

CEO Benefits PLUS:

  • (5) Reusable Corporate Admission Cards (Admits any)
  • Membership discount for employees
  • Invitation to our annual Donor Reception
  • Corporate name and link on VLM website
  • Discount of $750 on one Museum event rental

Chancellor $20,000+

CEO Benefits PLUS:

  • (10) Reusable Corporate Admission Cards (Admits any)
  • Invitation to our annual Donor Reception
  • Preferred corporate logo placement
  • One complimentary event rental
  • Membership discount for employees

For more information about corporate opportunities, contact the Development Office at 757-595-1900, ext. 257 or e-mail Development.


Event Sponsorships

Annually the Museum hosts three signature fundraising events:

  • Bacchus Wine & Food Festival – held in early February. Read more…
  • Otter Ball –  a conservation gala held in May. Read more…
  • Oyster Roast – held in November. Read more…

Other events that reach a large audience and are available for corporate sponsorships include:

  • Reptile Weekend – held in March
  • Earth Day – held in April
  • Night of the Living Museum – held in October
  • Noon Year’s Eve – held December 31

For more information about event sponsorships, contact the Development Office at 757-595-1900, ext. 257 or e-mail Development.


Exhibit Sponsorships

Every year, the Museum brings traveling and special exhibits to the local community. Many of these provide marketing and sponsorship opportunities for your organization.

To discuss upcoming traveling exhibits and new permanent exhibits, contact the Development Office at 757-595-1900, ext. 257 or e-mail Development.


Events to Support the VLM

Striped Bass 2018Community partners often hold events whose proceeds benefit the Museum.

Each year since 2010, the Museum has received a generous donation from the James River Striped Bass Tournament conducted by Randy Abbitt and Jessica Godfrey of Coastal Shores and Deep Creek Landing Marina.

 


The Virginia Living Museum is a public non-profit 501(c)(3) organization (54-6055922). All memberships, donations and gifts enable us to operate each year. Museum financial information is available by written request to the Virginia Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs.