Title: New Rochester Museum & Science Center Community Challenge Campaign to Engage Supporters of Hands-on Science Education
Date/Time: Now through December 31, 2013
Location: 657 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
Detailed Information: www.rmsc.org; Facebook; Twitter; YouTube
Media Contact: Debra Jacobson, Director of Marketing and Community Affairs
New Rochester Museum & Science Center Community Challenge Campaign to Engage Supporters of Hands-on Science Education
ROCHESTER, NY—The Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) has created an exciting new community campaign to raise funds for its many hands-on programs and exhibits. Through the new campaign, "RMSC Community Science Challenge," the RMSC seeks to evoke the giving spirit of the community and raise $50,000 before December 31, 2013. An RMSC Board of Trustees member and his wife will contribute $25,000 to the RMSC if the goal is met, bringing the total to $75,000. The campaign launches immediately.
The RMSC has an extraordinary opportunity to ignite a spark of inspiration in the Rochester community's youth. "We bring science to life and rouse the "a-ha" moment that leads to our next generation of workers, inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs," said Kate Bennett, president, RMSC. "We are eager to see the community get excited about this campaign this holiday season. Generous community support is essential to help us keep inspiring."
Community support helps the RMSC to give back to Rochester community members in several ways. The RMSC:
Engages nearly 400,000 visitors annually in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with more than 200 hands-on exhibits.
Excites 60,000 school-aged children annually about STEM through exhibits and programs.
Serves 12,000 low-income families and individuals with disabilities annually by providing free admission.
Prepares 10 to 15 at-risk youths each year for workforce readiness.
Inspires more than 2,500 children through interactive science in its annual Summer Fun camps.
Donations can be made to the RMSC by contacting Pam Jackson, vice president, development & marketing, RMSC at 585.697.1936 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or online at www.rmsc.org/support and click on "Donate."
Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) includes the Science Museum, Strasenburgh Planetarium and Cumming Nature Center. Offering experiences at the Museum with more than 200 interactive exhibits, Planetarium with a 65-foot dome and Nature Center on 900 acres, the RMSC stimulates community interest in exploration. In addition, the more than 1.2 million RMSC collection items tell the story of Rochester's past including its rich history of innovation and invention. RMSC receives major funding from Monroe County, where it is of the top three most visited attractions serving children and families. For more information about RMSC, visit www.rmsc.org. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.