Ways to Donate Sloan Museum of Discovery and Longway Planetarium

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Make a Gift – Make an Impact

At Sloan Museum of Discovery and Longway Planetarium, we witness the incredible impact that our community's collective support can have on shaping the future. Each day, individuals, families, foundations, and corporations come together to invest in the growth and prosperity of our community. Your contribution to our cause makes you a valued member of this distinguished group, enabling us to curate captivating experiences in history and science for our communities. We wholeheartedly depend on your philanthropic support to thrive and succeed in our mission. We express our heartfelt gratitude for your invaluable assistance. Together, let us continue creating engaging experiences that inspire and enlighten. Thank you for being a part of our journey.


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Why Make a Gift to the Annual Fund?

Young minds depend on your support. Each year, over 65,000 schoolchildren experience Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium's field trips and outreach programs. Additionally, more than 250,000 people enjoy our traveling hands-on science exhibits, historic vehicle displays, and planetarium shows annually.

Give today through cash, pledge, or appreciated securities. All gifts of $1,000 or more are automatically enrolled in our Discovery Society. Discovery Society members get access to many exclusive benefits including special events and discounts.

Donations to Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium are tax-deductible charitable contributions.

If you prefer to send your contribution by mail, please make a check payable to Sloan Museum and send it to:
1221 E. Kearsley St. Flint, MI 48503
For more information, email Development@SloanLongway.org or call 810-237-7391.


Engraved Bricks

If you've been to the new Sloan Museum of Discovery in Flint you may have noticed business logos and names in the brick pavers that line the East entrance sidewalk and picnic area. The engraved bricks were part of a campaign to raise money for the new Sloan building, and to provide a unique and thoughtful way to honor a business or loved one who has a passion for science, history, or the Genesee County region in general. Now that we're open, the brick campaign will soon be ending. The last day to purchase an engraved brick that will be permanently part of Sloan Museum of Discovery walkway is August 31, 2023.

Donor gifts of $150 to $400 will be recognized on the bricks outside the new Sloan Museum of Discovery. Each line of the message on your brick includes up to 16 characters, including spaces and punctuation. You will be contacted requesting the details of your brick message. Sloan Museum of Discovery reserves the right to review and reject any submission.

4"x8" brick - $150
3-line message maximum.

8"x8" brick - $300
6-line message maximum.

12"x12" brick - $400
10-line message maximum. Organization logos are an additional $20. Also includes a Friends of Sloan*Longway one year membership.

Download Brick Order Form or click the button to order online:

Buy A Brick

Planned Gifts That Leave A Legacy of Learning for Generations

Thank you for considering a planned gift to Sloan Museum of Discovery and Longway Planetarium. Planned gifts help preserve and grow our institutions, allowing us to provide exciting exhibits and programs in science, history and technology. Planned gifts of $10,000 or more will receive a lifetime membership to our exclusive Discovery Society. Download a brochure here, or request that one be mailed, for more details.

• Cash (checks)
• Publicly Traded Securities
• Life Insurance when Sloan Museum and/or Longway Planetarium is named as the owner and beneficiary of the insurance policy
• Tangible personal property that has a use related to Sloan Museum and/or Longway Planetarium’s tax-exempt purpose
• Charitable Gift Annuities
• Charitable Trusts
• Bequest within a will or trust
• Gift Annuity Agreement
• Retirement Plan and/or IRA Designation

• Closely held Securities
• Pooled Income Fund monies

If you would like more information on how to make a planned gift, please contact the Development department at development@SloanLongway.org, or call 810-237-7391.

We strongly encourage you to discuss your plans and desires with a trusted advisor. We do maintain a network of professionals with whom we have successfully worked and can provide this list on request. We would be happy to work with your advisor to best assure the fulfillment of your desires. For assistance please contact our Development Team. THANK YOU!
(Your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. 501 (c)(3) Non-Profit Organization, Flint Institute of Science and History – Federal Tax I.D. #82-2978635)

Download a Brochure Here
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