Field Museum announces $70 million in gifts as kick-off for initiative fundraising

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According to a story in the Tribune, Chicago’s Field Museum will today announce plans to raise $250 million to support its collections and endowment, improve visitor experience and stabilize its finances, among other goals.

The story states: “The capital campaign begins with $70 million in donations, including $20 million from the Grainger Foundation for new science learning and research technology; $10 million from Connie and Dennis Keller for a long-standing conservation initiative now named the Keller Science Action Center; and $10 million from Bill and Linda Gantz for the newly named Gantz Family Collections Center, managing the museum’s 27 million-item specimen and artifact collection.”

“The early response to the Museum’s Campaign is encouraging,” said Field President Richard W. Lariviere, in a prepared statement. “These gifts are an investment in an engaging and relevant 21st century Field Museum. We look forward to sharing exciting new science programs, exhibitions, and learning experiences made possible by our generous Museum friends.”

Read the full story here.

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