Operating Support

As a private, non-profit institution, our support comes exclusively from members and contributors throughout the U.S. and many other countries. To help support the Museum of Danish America's day-to-day operations please fill out and submit our Giving Form.

Matching Gift

How can you increase the amount of your gift? Many companies will match their employees’ contribution to the Museum of Danish America (formerly The Danish Immigrant Museum). Please inquire with your Human Resources office and submit a matching gift form with your donation.

Planned Giving

Planned Gift Opportunities are a way for special friends and members to provide for the museum. Estate provisions can be made through a will or trust, gifts of securities, annuities, or beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement plan.

Members who designate planned gifts to the museum will be recognized while living on the Heritage Builders Plaque. If you would like more information, please contact Dr. John Mark Nielsen, Executive Director, Debra Christensen Larsen, Development Manager, or any member of the Board of Directors. All inquiries will be treated confidentially.

Museum of Danish America Endowment

The Museum of Danish America Endowment represents gifts by individuals, organizations and corporations to ensure the long term financial stability of the museum. It is invested by fund managers with oversight by the Endowment Committee and the museum’s Board of Directors.

Because only an annually-designated portion of the earnings can be distributed each year, gifts to the endowment continue to grow and provide a permanent source of income for the museum. Annual giving to the Museum of Danish America, member contributions, memorials and special needs donations will always be the primary source of funding for the annual operating budget.

Contact director@danishmuseum.org to learn how you can make a gift to the Museum of Danish America Endowment. Gifting to the endowment gives you the satisfaction of knowing that you have created a legacy that will allow future generations to celebrate the Danish and Danish-American story.

There are many ways to support the Museum of Danish America: 

Commemorative Bricks 

Wall of Honor 

Make a Donation by Mail

Museum of Danish America
2212 Washington Street
Elk Horn IA, 51531

Honor and Memorials

Would you like to recognize a friend or honor a loved one? Perhaps you would like to commemorate a particular occasion or event. A contribution to the Museum in the form of a memorial or special occasion gift is a thoughtful way of celebrating people or events that have made a difference in your life. At the same time your gifts will help the museum grow as a place where you and future generations may continue to learn about and enjoy the rich Danish-American heritage.

To make a contribution to the museum please fill out our Giving Form.

Upon receipt of your contribution, an appropriate card will be sent to the family or the honored individual. The card does not mention the amount of your gift.

Contributions are tax deductible to the extent provided by the law.


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