National Heisey Glass Museum Endowment Fund

Heisey Collectors of America, Inc. has established an Endowment Fund for the purpose of providing funding for future operation and maintenance of The National Heisey Glass Museum, presently located at 169 W. Church Street, Newark, Ohio. Heisey Collectors of America, Inc., is currently and will remain a qualified corporation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Placement of the Endowment Fund is currently with Park National Bank, Newark, Ohio. Choice of investments within the Endowment Fund is determined by the Trust Department of Park National Bank. Income earned by the Endowment Fund shall be paid annually to Heisey Collectors of America, Inc., for operation and maintenance of the National Heisey Glass Museum, or may be returned to the Fund by Heisey Collectors of America, Inc., as additional principal, as determined by yearly review of the Board of Directors of Heisey Collectors of America, Inc. Principal deposited with the Endowment Fund shall remain in the Fund.

Brief History

The National Heisey Glass Museum Endowment Fund was established with a gift of $500.00 made on July 15, 1982.

On June 15, 1983, Bob McClain, HCA president and Dick Marsh, treasurer, presented a check for $3,700 to Licking County Foundation Chairman Frank Murphy for the Heisey Collectors of America Fund.

HCA President Bob Rarey, during the 1988 annual convention, announced the Board of Directors had set a goal of $50,000 for the fund and the HCA Endowment Fund was off and running in earnest.

In 1990 the HCA Endowment Fund, through the hard work and fund raising efforts of individuals and clubs across the nation, the $50,000 goal was exceeded.

In March 1993 the Endowment Fund Committee established a goal of $500,000 to be reached in ten years.

Gordon and Darlene Cochran, Heisey Collectors of America members from Redmond, Washington, challenged HCA members by offering a dollar for dollar match for each donation made to the Endowment Fund up to an additional $250,000.The National Heisey Collector’s of America, Inc. closed out its most ambitious fundraising campaign ever with gifts of nearly $510,000 for the National Heisey Glass Museum Endowment Fund. That is more than the announced goal of $500,000; the campaign ran from April 8, 2011, through July 31, 2012.

As of January, 2014 the National Heisey Glass Museum Endowment Fund’s value has grown to over $3,500,000.

Giving Levels
Please consider a gift to the National Heisey Glass Museum Endowment Fund. There are many giving levels recognized including the following when you renew your HCA Membership. (Basic Associate membership dues $30.00, plus $5.00 each additional household member are included in each level. The remaining amount goes into the Endowment Fund).

Individual Contributing (one person) $50
Joint Contributing (two persons) $60
Family Contributing (parents and children under 18) $75
Patron $125
Sponsor $250
Benefactor $500

 

The following giving levels are recognized with a permanent plaque displayed in the National Heisey Glass Museum.

Bronze $3,000
Silver $5,000
Gold $10,000
Diamond $15,000

 

A listing of all contributors to The National Heisey Glass Museum Endowment Fund shall be maintained at the National Heisey Glass Museum.

For more information or to make a donation contact a staff member at the National Heisey Glass Museum:
The National Heisey Glass Museum
169 West Church Street
Newark, Ohio 43055