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The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (C’mon) is an independent nonprofit 501 (c) (3) that serves over 125,000 thousand visitors each year.  While the Museum earns about 65% of its budget every year, the remaining 35%–nearly $1 million, must be raised from generous donors like you. Our careful stewardship of your gifts guarantees that every dollar is put to its best use, regardless of the avenue of giving you explore.

With your gift, you can help change the future of the children and families we serve.  Making a donation, sponsoring an event, making a planned gift, purchasing a C’mon paver or something from our Building Blocks of Play list are just a few of the ways you can change the future of our children and community.

Have a question? Contact Teresa Stohs at (239) 260-1708.

Individual Giving

Make an investment in the future of the children and families we serve by giving to C’mon today. Your gift allows us to continue serving the community through educational workshops and camps, community outreach, and ever-changing exhibits.

Building Blocks of Play

C’mon is a brain-building powerhouse fueled by STEAM! Your gift is the foundation that supports the Museum and can be allocated towards a specific Building Block of Play. You may also chose to donate at your own level and enable C’mon to allocate your generosity to where it is most needed.

Annual Fund

These are unrestricted gifts that can be used where more needed.  Annual Fund gifts can be made anytime of the year, but you will notice a couple of times a year we do highlight this type of giving.

At C’mon we are proud to say that we earn 67% of our annual budget each year through admissions, class fees, the Garden Café and the Museum Store!  That leaves us to raise the remaining 33%–usually $800,000+.  Therefore Annual Fund donations are critical to our on-going success.

The Annual Fund may buy additional “consumables” for exhibits (you would not believe how many leaves we go through in Mother Nature’s House).  It helps cover salaries for our educators who go above and beyond each day for our guests or “friends” as they like to call them.  It pays for water, lights, exhibit maintenance, and the list goes on.

You will be recognized as an annual donor on an upcoming Annual Fund Donor “wall,” in our Welcome Center “scroll,” in our Annual Report, and in e-newsletters and on social media.

This can be done online here with a credit card, respond to one of our special mailings, or by simply mailing in your check to C’mon.

Honor/Tribute Gifts

Recognize that someone special’s birthday, anniversary or just because with an Honor Gift.  Your honoree will be notified in writing about your generous gift.  Tribute Gifts can also be made in remembrance.  Again, a letter would be sent to the family acknowledging your thoughtful gift.

Make your gift online and include the purpose and contact information in the comment box.  Or feel free to mail your request to C’mon with the requested information.

Matching Gifts

Ever want to double your money?  Often someone offering a matching gift motivates others to give.  By making a matching gift you stipulate that it can be or must be matched dollar for dollar by other donations.  The fact that we have a matching gift is promoted and encourages other to also double their gift.  A gift of $10 becomes $20, a gift of $1,000 becomes $2,000.

If you are interested in making a matching gift, contact Teresa Stohs at tstohs@cmon.org or 239-260-1708.

Your gift to C’mon may also be eligible to be matched by your corporation or foundation.  Again, another way to increase your donation impact.

Corporate & Foundation Giving

Gifts from corporations and foundations are extremely important to C’mon.  These gifts may be made outright for undesignated purposes (where most needed), as sponsorships for special events, and as designated—meaning they will go to support a specific project or program.  Naming gifts—significant gifts that allow the donor to name a specific exhibit, project or a section of the Museum are available.

Matching Gift

Does your company offer a matching gift program? Does it match gifts to qualified nonprofits made by employees? If so, C’mon would like to know and promote. Contact the Development office at 239-260-1708.

Annual Fund

These are unrestricted gifts that can be used where more needed.  Annual Fund gifts can be made anytime of the year, but you will notice a couple of times a year we do highlight this type of giving.

At C’mon we are proud to say that we earn 67% of our annual budget each year through admissions, class fees, the Garden Café and the Museum Store!  That leaves us to raise the remaining 33%–usually $800,000+.  Therefore Annual Fund donations are critical to our on-going success.

The Annual Fund may buy additional “consumables” for exhibits (you would not believe how many leaves we go through in Mother Nature’s House).  It helps cover salaries for our educators who go above and beyond each day for our guests or “friends” as they like to call them.  It pays for water, lights, exhibit maintenance, and the list goes on.

You will be recognized as an annual donor on an upcoming Annual Fund Donor “wall,” in our Welcome Center “scroll,” in our Annual Report, and in e-newsletters and on social media.

This can be done online here with a credit card, respond to one of our special mailings, or by simply mailing in your check to C’mon.

Thank you to all of our Donors!

Hyman and Phyllis Ackerman
Steve and Jane Akin
Barbara Baker
George and Mary Baron
Ted and Lisa Bill
Robert and Kristen Blabey
Blancato Family Foundation
BNY Mellon Financial Wealth Management
Adam and Yvonne Bourke
John and Caroline Carnuccio
Christy Carpenter
Joseph and Elizabeth Charles
Bob and Joan Clifford
Ted and Lindsay Corbin
Cruise Everything
Dalton Foundation, Inc.
Patrick and Karen Daly
Meredith Dee
Jim and Karysia Demarest
Brackett and Kathleen Denniston
Werner and Sophie Dettwiler
DeVoe Cadillac
Leisa DiVito
Michael and Martine Dorobanti
Anthony Dwyer
Edward T. Bedford Foundation
Buddy Enoch
Ron and Jennifer Ferris
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
Bob and Lisa Forino
Friends of Rookery Bay
Valerie and Jeff Gargiulo
April Garrett
Shaun and Amy Garry
Greenspire & Associates
Tim and Karen Hancock
Bob and Linda Harden
Burt and Marissa Hartington
Charles and Ashley Hayes
Jake and Colby Hazewinkel
Paul and Barbie Hills
Chris and Barry Holes
Matthew and Sarah Jackson
John and Barbara Jordan
Dr. Shawn and Lisa Khan
Julie Koester
Legacy Foundation Group Fund
Laurie Leppo
Joan Loos
Erik and Nicola Lutgert
Scott and Simone Lutgert
Thelma Lyon
Stephen and Stefania Martin
Mike Martone
James and Gail McCready
David and Susan McCurry
Joseph McCurry
Jim and Fran McGlothlin
Barbara and Henry McGurren
Melissa McMahon
Eric and PJ Meyer
Bill and Martha Meyers
Rabbi Adam Miller
Miracles on the March
Mark and Jodie Montgomery
Hank and Jackie Morelisse
Patricia Murphy
MWM Investment Consulting, LLC
Bob and Catherine Napier
Naples Children and Education
Foundation, Inc. (NCEF)
Naples Woman’s Club, Inc.
Tom and Nancy O’Neill
Blake and Amy Owen
David and Jennifer Pash
Hunter and Mary Payne
Scott and Bonnie Phillips
Dean and Monica Piccirillo
Maxine Pschibul Trust
Chuck and Allison Rainey
Carlo Rambolo
Regions Bank
Bill and Beth Reid
Brian and Sonya Sawyer
Keith and Cindy Schappert
Schwab Charitable Fund
Tim and Trish Schwartz
Russell and Tracy Scurto
Greg and Denise Shanabarger
Richard and Cathy Singleton
Joe and Mary Smallwood
Randy and Karol Smith
Ralph and Shelly Stayer
Patti Stratton
Kermit and Jenny Sutton
George and Christine Tamke
The Ahuja Foundation
The Jordan Charitable Foundation
The Kirch Foundation
The League Club, Inc.
The Loos Family
The Parrot Bar and Grill
Edwin and Anne Thomas
Thomas M. and Nancy H. O’Neill Foundation
Mary Martha Tonra
Marge Traiser
Jeev and Julie Trika
David and Jennifer Urness
John Valenti and Mimy Von Schreiner-Valenti
Thomas and Anne Wamser
Kristen Weardon
Andrew and Roxanne Werner
Josh and Sarah White
Wollman, Gehrke and Solomon, P.A.
Mark and Jill Zeitlin
Alan & Nancy Abramson
Hyman & Phyllis Ackerman
Mark Agre
Mary Anna Ajemian
John & Becky Allen
Larry & Cheryl Andrews
Bassam Askar
Askar Management Group, LLC
George & Mary Baron
Bank of America Matching Gifts
Ted & Lisa Bill
Blue Capital Cleaning Services, LLC
BNY Mellon Corporation’s Community Partnership
BNY Mellon Financial Wealth Management
Vanessa Brito
Brooks Insurance Services, LLC
BT Industrial, LLC
Preston Came
Campbell Foundation
Anne Marie Canning
Julia Carter
CenturyLink
Nick Ceppi
Children’s Dentistry of Naples
Susan & Dennis Clark
Lesley Colantonio
Parker Collier
Collier County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Kim & Phil Collins
Timothy & Mary Jane Colton
Community Foundation of Collier County
Conroy, Conroy & Durant, P.A.
Corbin Family Charitable Trust
D&D Site Services
Connie D’Arco
Michael & Claudia Dal Lago
Dalton Family Foundation
Karen & Patrick Daly
Nicholas & Kathryn Deans
Debbink Family Foundation
Dellora A. & Lester J. Norris Foundation
DeVoe Cadillac
Mickey Dickson & Joe Marcuzzo
Lucille Drackett
Tina Eckert
Encore Bank
Genevieve Esayian
Ferris Marketing
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
Fifth Avenue Advisors
Fifth Third Bank
Finemark National Bank & Trust
Forge Engineering, Inc.
Janet Foster
Lauren Fox
Franz Pschibul Trust
Robert & Janet Gable
Tom & Connie Galloway
April Garrett
Donald Garrett
Amy Garry
Germain Lincoln
Steven & Ellen Goldberg
Steven & Pam Goldsmith
Jim & Sue Graham
George Grant
Barbara Haman
Ashley Hayes
Jake & Colby Hazewinkel
HBK CPAs & Consultants
Karen Henrichsen & Bob DiPesa
Bobby Hendry & Lauren Maxwell
Paul & Barbie Hills
Holmes Kurnik
Christine Hutchison
Jeff Jerome
Jet 1 Aviation
Charles & Mary Beth Johns
Julies Property Management, Inc.
Karen Klukiewicz & Patrick Neale
Emily Laeser
Shannon Livingston
Joan Loos
Scott & Simone Lutgert
Madison Community Foundation
MaidPro
Linda R. Malone
Jennifer Marchionda & Joel Lipman
Marco Island Chamber of Commerce Mark & Laura Maran
Sebastian Martone
Maxine Pschibul Trust
Scott & Christine McConnelee
Lisa & Jay Merritt
William & Martha Meyers
MidWest One Bank
Miracles on the March
Monroe Investments, LLC
Montgomery Eye Center
Tom & Sandi Moran
MWM Investment Consulting, Matthew Mathias
Naples Area Board of REALTORS
Naples Children & Education Foundation (NCEF)
NCH Healthcare System, Inc.
Night Owl Security
Norma June Foundation
Randy & Patsy Norton
Thomas & Nancy O’Neill
Patrick O’Connor
Party Rox Events
Robert & Brynne Peck
Pelican Wire Company, Inc.
Jason & Kristin Philips
Premier Sotheby’s International Realty
Prestige Insurance Consultants, Inc.
Chuck & Allison Rainey
Sally Richardson
Bruce & Helene Robin
Tamara Robison
Roessner Family Foundation
Ross Title & Escrow, Inc.
Larry Rubin
Sam & Amy Saad III
Karin Schmerler
Jitka Schneider
Schwab Charitable Fund
F. Annette Scott
Jill Scott
Denise Shanabarger
David Sharpe
Richard & Catherine Singleton
Solot Family Foundation
Southwest Florida Veterinary Specialists
Nannette Staropoli
State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs
Teresa Stohs & John Niggle
Rachel Stout
Stroemer & Company, LLC
Sunshine Kids
The C’mon Guild
The Holmes Family Foundation
The McCready Family Foundation
The Tenzer Family Foundation
Thomas M. & Nancy O’Neill Foundation
Thomas & Linda Wagner
Robert & Linda Wallace
Waterside Shops
Roxanne Werner
Michal & Mordechai Wiesler
Marsha Wilchfort
William C. Huff Companies
Wollman, Gehrke & Soloman, P.A.
Wonderful Giving
Kathryn Woods
Brandy Woodson