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Thank you so much for considering a gift to ASTC. The 21st Century Fund was established by the ASTC Board of Directors in 2006 to respond to the increased impact science centers have on inspiring youth, training educators, and raising public awareness of the role science centers play in addressing the crucial problems facing our global society. Individuals who value ASTC's work and have benefited from it can help keep ASTC a 'change agent' for the science center and museum field into the next century. By making a contribution to the Fund, your gift will support:

  • A strong professional development program, including an annual conference, webinars, communities of practice (member driven networks cultivating the collective wisdom and experience of our field and focused on developing valuable content on wide-ranging, relevant issues)
  • Updated online tools and resources and use of social media to promote best practices
  • Research to document and communicate impact of science centers and informal learning
  • Advocacy for the interests of science centers and the field before policy and funding agencies, local and global.

Donors will be recognized on the and in the ASTC Annual Report at the following levels:

Donor Recognition Levels
The 21st Century Leader  $5,000 and above 
Visionary $2,500 to $4,999
President's Circle $1,000 to $2,499
Benefactor $500 to $999
Founder $250 to $499
Partner $100 to $249
Donor Less than $100

Make a gift in the way that works best for you to one of the areas below:

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By mail, fax, or email using the following form:

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Association of Science-Technology Centers
1025 Vermont Ave. NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005-6310
Fax: 202/783-7207
Email: Larry Hoffer,

General Operating Support
A gift to General Operating Support will support the work of ASTC and will be used where it is needed the most.

ASTC Diversity and Leadership Development Fellows Program
The ASTC Diversity and Leadership Fellows Development Program is designed to support the professional growth and retention of individuals with disabilities and LGBT professionals, as well as racial and ethnic minorities currently working in the science center field. Every year since 2000, ASTC has awarded conference registration, plus up to $1,000 to Fellows to cover conference-related travel expenses.

Gifts may also be designated for the Roy L. Shafer Endowment Fund or the Lee Kimche McGrath Worldwide Endowment Fund, by checking the appropriate box on the Gift Form.

Your contribution is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.


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