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In partnership with our donor community, we support access and inclusion at the Museum & Theatre, including scholarship memberships, free and reduced-price admissions, community partner events, special nights for children with disabilities, school outreach and more. Specifically, goals include:
The Museum & Theatre’s new building on Thompson’s Point is an exceptional venue for events. We welcome facility rental inquiries for corporate events from Board meetings to private play sessions for employees and their families. Events planned for the year include:
At the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, we believe that everyone belongs. Through the support of corporate partners and other funders, we are able to reach children and families regardless of their circumstances. A major piece of this work includes close collaboration with direct-service organizations – including social service agencies, homeless shelters, new Mainer community organizations and economic development offices. Our advancement team works with each donor to design a single- or multi-year partnership that creates visibility, highlights shared values with the Museum & Theatre, engages potential customers, and maximizes access and inclusion impacts. Opportunities include theatre show or educational program sponsorship in addition to support of access and inclusion work. In-kind contributions are also considered.
Volunteer roles range from weekly to event opportunities. Recurring roles include helping in our Makerspace, assisting with theatre productions, and assisting with minor building maintenance projects. Volunteers have a consistent schedule that ranges from 1.5 to 2 hours a week. Throughout the year, we have opportunities for volunteers to help with our special events. The Museum & Theatre also hosts businesses and organizations for group volunteer opportunities. There are significant benefits to volunteering at The Museum & Theatre! Recurring volunteers are eligible for a free membership after 25 hours of service, and it is a great way to connect with your community! Please see https://www.kitetails.org/volunteer-opportunities for more information.
Julie Ouellette, Board Vice President: Nurse Anesthetist, Maine Medical Center
Tabitha Lamontagne, Board Treasurer: Accountant, Baker Newman Noyes
Gail Ringel, Board Secretary: Faculty, Johns Hopkins University Advanced Academic Programs
Chris Dougherty, CFP, CRPC, Board Past President: Principal, 44 North Financial Partners
Virginia Gentile, CPA
Matthew Kesselhaut, MBA
Allison McLaughlin, Esq.
Heather Robinson, CPA, SHRM-SCP
Annual revenue: $2,889,070
89% Contributed support (foundations, individuals, corporations)
8% Government support
3% Earned revenue
These figures represent our most recently audited financial statements from FY21, during which our facility was closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Revenue proportions in years past have been roughly 60% earned income (various sources) and 30% contributed support.
250 Thompson’s Point Road, Portland, ME 04102
Mainebiz 2022 Nonprofit Business Leader of the Year: Julie Butcher Pezzino
Down East Magazine Editors’ 2021 Pick for Best of Travel & Play: Family
Yankee Magazine’s 2022 Best of New England - Maine
Saco & Biddeford Savings Heartbeat of the Community Award 2021
Portland Old Port “Best of” 2022 Awards - Best Place for Kids
$150,000 National Endowment for the Arts American Rescue Plan Grant
The Museum & Theatre exists to inspire discovery and imagination through exploration and play. Together with parents, caregivers, diverse partners and generous donors, we build a strong educational foundation for families. We are committed to ensuring that visitors of all abilities and backgrounds fully benefit from our exhibits and programming.
Visitors to the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine come from every county in the state, every state in the U.S., and over 35 international countries.
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