"I am grateful to have the Iowa Museum Association as a partner in training and preparing our future museum leaders."

     ~Dr. Heidi Lung, Associate Professor of Instruction & Program Coordinator, Museum Studies, The University of Iowa.

"The Iowa Museum Association has been a wonderful resource for me in my career.  I've been in marketing and communications for years, but the museum field was new to me.  The camaraderie and networking within the field is inspiring and the resources available through the IMA have been tremendously helpful."

     ~ Wendy Scardino, Director of Marketing & Communications, National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium / Dubuque County Historical Society

"IMA provides opportunities for me to connect with, collaborate with, share ideas, and problem solve with museum professionals who know and appreciate the unique challenges and opportunities of the museum field in Iowa.  An Iowa specific museum service organization provides resources that are more applicable to my work on a local level than some larger national organizations.  We are lucky to have the IMA!"

~ Hannah Frederick, Montauk Historic Site Coordinator, State Historical Society of Iowa


We are preparing to celebrate an important milestone!
In 2026 the IMA will celebrate 50 years of service to Iowa's museums.

We're building an Endowed Fund to celebrate!

Join the $20.26 Club!  Your recurring monthly gift of $20.26 to the IMA's Endowment Campaign will make a difference and honor of our upcoming anniversary by helping us reach our goal.  Donate by credit card below or mail your donation to: Iowa Museum Association, PO Box 824, Cedar Falls, IA 50613.

The Iowa Museum Association (est. 1976) is the only professional association representing and supporting museums, historical societies, and all other collecting institutions in the state of Iowa. Through advocacy, professional development, and networking, IMA strengthens institutions through the preservation and presentation of Iowa’s rich culture, by advocating for museums as educators and community anchors, and highlighting their significant contributions to local and state economies.  We support 285 Iowa museums and all those who work and volunteer in them.  No other organization provides the programs and services that IMA provides.  

As the IMA prepares to celebrate its 50th birthday in 2026, we are establishing an endowed fund to ensure IMA can continue to provide services for another 50 years.  We will raise $10,000 each year for the next five years to establish a $50,000 endowed fund. This permanent fund will provide long term support for the IMA’s programs.

 

Monthly Gifts

Look ahead with us - Join the $20.26 Club.  Your recurring monthly gift of $20.26 to the IMA's Endowment Campaign will make a difference and honor of our upcoming anniversary by helping us reach our goal.  Donate by credit card below or mail your donation to: Iowa Museum Association, PO Box 824, Cedar Falls, IA 50613. 

IRA Required Minimum Distribution

You may direct your IRA Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) directly to the Iowa Museum Association as a Qualified Charitable Distribution. RMDs are included in your taxable income, however qualified charitable distributions will help limit your tax liability.  Direct your broker or financial advisor to send your Required Minimum Distribution to: Lee Wealth Management, 1810 W 8th St Ste B, Cedar Falls, IA 50613, for the benefit of the Iowa Museum Association EIN 74-3057024.

Gift of Stock

A gift of appreciated stock or bonds will both support the Iowa Museum Association's valuable work and limit your potential tax liability.  To transfer stock or bonds to the Iowa Museum Association, direct your broker or financial advisor to contact: Lee Wealth Management, 1810 W 8th St Ste B, Cedar Falls, IA 50613, for the benefit of the Iowa Museum Association EIN 74-3057024.  Lee Wealth Management:  (319) 266-0096. 

Planned Giving

Planned gifts are a painless way to support charitable organizations you care about.  Through your Will or Trust you can leave a percentage of your estate, a specific dollar amount, or specific assets to the Iowa Museum Association.  Your planned gift will allow the IMA to continue to do the important work you value.  Contact your attorney to add the necessary language to your estate documents.

[email protected] or 319.239.2236.

 

Endowment Campaign

Donations to this campaign will support the IMA's Endowment building campaign. The IMA's goal is to raise $10,000 each year to reach $50,000 by the IMA's 50th anniversary in 2026.

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