Make a Donation

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The Operating Fund

Donations made directly to the operating fund help sustain the day-to-day operations of the National Heisey Glass Museum. It pays for items like staff salaries, utilities, maintenance and repair, lawn / grounds care, Insurance, and special projects. Donations to this fund may be in the form of cash, IRA withdrawals, or corporate stocks. Consider making a monthly, annual or lifetime gift to support YOUR museum!

The 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. A portion of the net income earned by the Endowment Trust Fund is paid annually to Heisey Collectors of America, Inc., for operation and maintenance of the National Heisey Glass Museum.

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, 2022 the National Heisey Glass Museum Endowment Fund’s value has grown to over $6,000,000.

Giving Levels

Please consider a gift to the National Heisey Glass Museum Endowment Trust Fund. There are many giving levels recognized including the following when you renew your HCA Membership. (Basic Associate membership dues $40.00, plus $10.00 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

Donate to the Collection

Thank you for considering a donation to the National Heisey Glass Museum. It is through such generosity that our collections continue to grow. We are always interested to hear more about Heisey glass and any related materials you wish to donate to the Museum.

Important to consider the following:

~ The National Heisey Glass Museum has a Collections Policy that spells out the Museum’s accessioning/deaccessioning policies that enhance and strengthen the museum’s collections.

~ All donations must come to The National Heisey Glass Museum free of restrictions. Once a H.C.A. DONATION RECORD FORM is signed, all rights and interests are transferred to the Museum, and the gift cannot be returned to the donor.

~ Realize the Museum has thousands of objects including glass, advertising materials, books, articles, molds, glassmaker’s tools, etc. Because of space limitations, the Museum makes no promises that all donations will be displayed.

~ It is the donor’s responsibility to have donations appraised (if desired) prior to delivery to The National Heisey Glass Museum. Museum staff is not permitted to provide an appraisal or estimated value for donations.

~ No matter what type of donation you make, make sure you understand the tax implications. Talk to your accountant or tax preparer.

Please contact the Curator at the National Heisey Glass Museum if you have interest in donating to the Museum in this very meaningful way. Have our Curator explain the Museum’s donation policies in detail and tell you what your potential gift might mean for the Museum’s future.

Curator contact information is below:

Jennifer Miller, Interim Director
(740) 345-2932