Mississippi Children's Museum

Individual Giving

Now more than ever, the Mississippi Children’s Museum needs you!


Find out more about the new CARES legislation and other ways to show your support of our museum and its mission.


Highlights of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act 

Charitable Giving Incentive: Includes a new above-the-line deduction (universal or non-itemizer deduction that applies to all tax-payers) for total charitable contributions up to $300. The incentive applies to contributions made in 2020 and would be claimed on tax forms next year. (Section 2204) The bill also lifts the existing cap on annual contributions for those who itemize, raising it from 60% of adjusted gross income to 100 percent. For corporations, the bill raises the annual limit from 10 percent to 25 percent. (Section 2205) Information from the American Alliance of Museums, March 27, 2020.

Inspire a Child Annual Fund:

Give to the Inspire a Child Annual Fund which provides critical funding for on-going museum operations including exhibits and programs. Currently, admission sales only account for about 29% of the museum’s overall operating budget. MCM relies on generous community support to be able to create unparalleled experiences to inspire excellence and a lifelong joy of learning to all children!

Click here to donate to the Inspire a Child Annual Fund.

Other Ways to Give:

  • Write a check made payable to “Mississippi Children’s Museum” and mail to:
    Mississippi Children’s Museum
    Attn: Inspire a Child
    P.O. Box 55409
    Jackson, MS 39296
  • Call 601.709.8356 to provide credit card information by phone.
  • Give a gift of stock or securities.


If you would like to make a gift to MCM-Meridian, please click here.

Tribute and Memorial Gifts:

A tribute or memorial gift is a wonderful way to honor or memorialize a special child, parent, grandparent, friend, family member, or business associate while providing you the opportunity to support MCM.

Your tax-deductible gift will be acknowledged with a personalized card to the honored individual or family informing them of your donation and a tax acknowledgement letter will be sent to you.

Complete this form, and return it with payment to:
Mississippi Children’s Museum
P.O. Box 55409
Jackson, MS 39296

For more information about tribute and memorial gifts, please contact Director of Development, Emily Hoff at 601.709.8356.

Planned Giving:

Click here to learn more about Planned Giving!

Buy a Brick:

You can also celebrate a special person in your life with a personalized, etched brick. Bricks are permanent markers with your celebration, memorial, or personal message which can be placed on the C Spire Plaza or in the Literacy Garden. Bricks are available in two sizes:

  • 8″ x 8″ Fired Clay Brick Paver – $150
  • 12″ x 18″ Hand-cut Blue Stone Paver – $500

(Please note: the 12″ x 18″ is only available for placement in the Literacy Garden.)

Click here to buy a brick.

Complete this form, and return it with payment to:
Mississippi Children’s Museum
P.O. Box 55409
Jackson, MS 39296

Join MCM Partners:

MCM Partners is a volunteer organization, with members throughout the state of Mississippi, committed to promoting and financially supporting the museum. Partners plan and host MCM’s Signature Fundraisers, volunteer during designated museum programs and special events, and increase awareness of MCM throughout Mississippi and the Southeast.

For questions or more information, please contact Mary Frances Priest at 601-709-8971 or

Click here to join partners or pay dues.