Individual Giving

Your support of the Milwaukee Public Museum’s (MPM) annual fundraising campaign helps to protect and preserve collections, underwrites educational programs and scientific research, and assists in bringing special exhibitions to the Museum.

More than 500,000 visitors – including more than 140,000 students and children – benefit from MPM’s programs, events, and exhibits each year.

We thank you for your philanthropic support. We prioritize service to the community and accessibility to all, regardless of age, income, or ability. Donors help us to ensure that MPM continues to evolve in meeting the needs of all visitors.

By making a gift to the Annual Campaign, you join a select group of Museum supporters – people committed to making a difference in the community. To show our appreciation for your support, the Museum offers an array of special benefits, including membership.

Benefits are available at multiple levels of support:

  • President’s Circle ($10,000 and over)
  • Curator’s Circle ($5,000 - $9,999)
  • Adventurer’s Circle ($2,500 - $4,999)
  • Explorer’s Circle ($1,000 - $2,499)
  • Benefactor’s Circle ($500 - $999) 

Individual Giving contact:
Director of Major Gifts
Debbie Prater Mitchelson
414-278-6138

Donations can be made online, but do require you to create an account in our system. If you prefer to make a donation by phone, please call 414-278-6138. To best serve you, we kindly request that all gifts over $2,500 be made via phone.

Click here to explore benefits and recognition.

For information on Estate & Planned Giving, click here.

For information on Honor & Memorial Gifts, click here.


The Milwaukee Public Museum is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your gift is tax-deductible less the fair market value of any benefits you receive.