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Many times throughout history, ordinary citizens have been called to action in support of the greater good. This is one of those historic times. We need each other now more than ever.

Tunis Sheep

Conner Prairie needs your support to recover from the long-lasting economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are hopeful that when this pandemic ends our museum will be stronger than ever, with a renewed passion and proven expertise to develop innovative programs, a healthy appreciation for the 1,046 acres of land that we offer to the community, and an ever-widening group of loyal community supporters like you.

History is Made By the Hopeful.

Activate your hope by supporting Conner Prairie with a philanthropic donation to the Mission Impact Fund. As a 501c3 nonprofit organization, your support is vital to everything we do at Conner Prairie, like providing affordable admission for families in need, quality care for our unique heritage breeds and land, and innovative, educational programming for everyone.

Giving a Tribute Gift to Conner Prairie is a thoughtful way to honor someone special, remember a loved one, or celebrate a special occasion. If you wish, upon receipt of your gift, Conner Prairie will send a special notice to an honoree of your choosing.

 

Sustaining giving is a great way to provide dependable financial support to Conner Prairie, helping underwrite the monthly cost of stewarding our 1,046 acres and operating a working farm. Simply choose the amount and how frequently you would like to make your gift, and your donation will be made on the requested date. The rest is history!

Conner Prairie has been awarded with the 2020 Platinum Seal of Transparency by GuideStar for its demonstration of commitment to financial transparency. Click the Seal of Transparency below to view our GuideStar profile.

Donor Membership

Mission Impact Members
$250-$999

Donor Membership gives you and your family all the benefits of a regular membership and more. Receive special perks for Conner Prairie’s largest seasonal festivals while providing sustaining, impactful philanthropic support for our Museum.

Conner Society
$1,000+

Make a lasting philanthropic impact by joining the Conner Society. Conner Society donors provide Conner Prairie with the stability and support necessary for our Museum to grow and thrive.

Ways to Give

Planned Giving

Planned Giving

Honoring Conner Prairie with an estate gift lights the path for the future, creating an everlasting legacy and making a profound statement of belief in the work Conner Prairie does. Learn more about becoming a member of the Lantern Legacy Society.

Contact Austin Lee, Director of Philanthropy, at 317-214-4479 or lee@connerprairie.org for more information.

Employee Matching

Employee Matching

Your company may match your gifts to Conner Prairie. Ask your employer today and increase your charitable contribution while expanding your company’s community impact.

Contact Andrew Collins, Director of Business Intelligence and Information Systems, at 317-214-4491 or collins@connerprairie.org for more information.

Donor Advised Funds

Donor Advised Funds

Donor-Advised Funds are simple, tax-smart investments that increase charitable giving while cutting down on your taxes. Many of our friends choose to support Conner Prairie through donor-advised funds, and we welcome that philanthropic support.

Contact Andrew Bradford, VP and Chief Advancement Officer, at 317-214-4724 or bradford@connerprairie.org for more information.