Donor Spotlights

Donors are at the heart of every experience at Conner Prairie. Our supporters help keep the museum accessible, support our efforts to preserve heritage breed animals, and create the many immersive daily experiences our guests enjoy.

From individual donors to corporate sponsors to local foundations, we're grateful for all of our Conner Prairie Supporters. Below, read about their connection to Conner Prairie and what inspires them to support our museum.
Join these loyal donors by becoming a Conner Prairie supporter with a gift today.

“Conner Prairie is our happy place”

May 2, 2024

For Tom and Linda Huser, Conner Prairie is their “happy place.” As long-time volunteers and Conner Society donors, the Husers appreciate seeing the impact they have as Conner Prairie continues…

Partnering to Protect the White River: Conner Prairie and the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust

April 18, 2024

Pictured here: David Hillman, Senior Program Officer at Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, at Treetop Outpost. For 22 years, the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust has provided more than $1.2…

Preserving the Past & Building the Future: McAdams Foundation and Mission Impact Fund

March 21, 2024

Kathleen McAdams has had a unique connection with Conner Prairie throughout her life, from attending special events to shuffling grandkids to and from Adventure Camp. Today, Kathleen’s connection to Conner…

Sally McGuffey standing next to the Prairietown entrance sign

From employee to donor: Why Sally McGuffey supports Conner Prairie

February 8, 2024

Unlike many donors, Sally McGuffey’s journey to becoming a Conner Prairie donor didn’t start with a school field trip—in fact, it began when she accepted a position on the fundraising…

Indiana Corn Marketing Council’s commitment to Conner Prairie

December 12, 2023

The Indiana Corn Marketing Council is a statewide organization that strives to enhance the value of corn for Indiana corn farmers. The Council educates the public about agriculture, promotes new…

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Past Donor Spotlights

GENE AND MARY TEMPEL

Tempel Family

Gene and Mary Tempel have seen their giving transform into new experiences that have become favorites of their four grandchildren.

Read the Tempel's story here.

Hamilton County Community Foundation

Hamilton County Community Foundation

HCCF invests in organizations that contribute to more vibrant communities and to them, Conner Prairie is a cornerstone of cultural enrichment.

Learn more about HCCF's work.

THE BUKOVAC FAMILY

Bukovac Family

Gene and Mary Tempel have seen their giving transform into new experiences that have become favorites of their four grandchildren.

Read the Tempel's story here.

THE GANGSTAD FAMILY

Gangstad Family

From being an active Alliance member and Apple Store volunteer to handing down heritage, Kim's support is about making connections.

Read their story here.

BANK OF AMERICA

Bank of America

When Bank of America entered the Indianapolis market in 2017, community engagement was a top priority. As the largest sponsor of museums nationwide, a relationship with Conner Prairie was one of the first to get off the ground.

Learn more about the partnership here.