Join Partners

What is MCM Partners?

A volunteer organization with members throughout the state of Mississippi committed to promoting and financially supporting the Mississippi Children’s Museum.

What does MCM Partners do?

  • Plan and staff annual fundraisers and/or designated special events
  • Collectively present a financial gift to MCM as funds become available
  • Increase community awareness of MCM and related special events
  • Promote MCM and grow its membership throughout the state of Mississippi

What are the benefits of joining?

  • An investment in shaping Mississippi’s future by supporting an institution dedicated to improving the lives of children
  • 10% off MCM memberships
  • 10% off Facility Rental
  • 10% off Red Rocket Café purchases
  • 10% off Trading Post purchases
  • Monthly e-blasts about upcoming MCM events, activities, and volunteer opportunities

Partner Levels

Includes Benefit Package and the following:

  • Host Ignite the Night (2 event tickets & name recognition)
  • Host Neon Night (2 event tickets & name recognition)
  • Host Discovery Night (4 event tickets & name recognition)
  • Annual Family Museum Membership (9 members) giftable
  • A donation to the Inspire a Child Annual Fund
  • Invitation to Spark Society Dinner
  • Recurring payments available online

Includes Benefit Package and the following:

  • Host Ignite the Night (2 event tickets & name recognition)
  • Host Neon Night (2 event tickets & name recognition)
  • Host Discovery Night (4 event tickets & name recognition)
  • A donation to the Inspire a Child Annual Fund
  • Invitation to Spark Society Dinner
  • Recurring payments available online

Includes Benefit Package and the following:

  • Host Ignite the Night (2 event tickets & name recognition)
  • Recurring payments available online

Includes Benefit Package and the following:

  • Host Discovery Night (4 event tickets & name recognition)
  • Recurring payments available online

Includes Benefit Package and the following:

  • Annual Family Museum Membership (4 members)

Includes Benefit Package and the following:

  • Neon Night (2 event tickets & name recognition)

Signature Events

Ignite the Night

Ignite the Night Logo

Every February, the MCM Partners take over the museum to plan an evening of fabulous festivities. Ignite the Night celebrates with a different theme each year that fills the night with food, drinks, live music, arcade games, and much, much more. This adults-only, “snappy casual” affair is not the typical party—it is imaginative, creative, and transports guests into a whimsical world of amusement and fun—all for a good cause!

Ignite the Night supports the museum and its efforts to reach children across the state so they can discover and achieve their potential. Proceeds from the event provide critical funding for museum operations including meeting ongoing exhibit and program needs.

2020-2021 MCM Partners Board of Directors

Executive Committee

President: Frances Croft
President-Elect: Crisler Boone
Past President: Melanie Burrow
Secretary: Kim Porter
Vice-President of Finance: Liz Mehrle
Vice President of Hospitality: Hailey Allin
Vice President of Fundraising: Jeannie Hood
Vice President of Membership: Carter Hood
Vice President of Promotions: Gene Wright

Board Members

Annual Meeting Chairs: Anne Dulske & Janet Spain
Bylaws Chair: Elizabeth Boone
Family Literacy Dinners Chairs: Blair Hederman, Lindsay Buford, Lori Quarles
Records Chair: Mary Preston Dubberly
Staff Recognition Chair: Lisa Jeffcoat
Read to Succeed Chair: Ginny DeHart
Volunteer Placement Chair: Bethany Smith
Discovery Night Chairs: Swayze Pentecost & Alex McCaskill Cooper
Ignite the Night Chairs: Amberly Collins & India Torrey
Neon Night Chairs: Julia Putt & Kendall Fiser
Advisors: Amanda Overby & Alicen Blanchard