C’MON EVERYBODY! Donate to the OMA Annual Giving Campaign Today

Posted by OMA on 11/06/2020

C’MON EVERYBODY! We love Oklahoma museums, all 500+ of them, and we know you do, too!

You can HELP make a very real difference for our Oklahoma Museums. Supporting OMA at any level helps strengthen Oklahoma Museums. Give securely online at OKMuseums.org/oma or paypalme/giveoma

Since 1972, OMA has been honored to assist Oklahoma museums with their efforts to educate, inform, and entertain, and we need your help now more than ever to do just that. If you are currently able to contribute to the Oklahoma Museums Association, then we ask that you do so today. OMA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations to OMA are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Remember, this year donors have the benefit of the CARES Act deduction, which is a universal above-the-line deduction. With the CARES Act, if you donate up to $300 to a qualified organization such as OMA, your adjusted gross income will be reduced up to $300, so make sure to get your deduction by donating today! Donations to OMA are put to good use and have such a positive impact on our museums and the communities they serve.

It is easy and secure to give online at OKMuseums.org/oma or paypalme/giveoma 

There is a new option for giving this year. You can become a monthly sustainer online at OKMuseums.org/oma. Either way, a one-time gift or monthly sustainer, your support is appreciated.

OMA is the primary provider of professional development, training, and technical information to staff and volunteers of Oklahoma's 500+ museums, historical societies, historic sites, zoos and botanical gardens, historic houses, living history museums, tribal cultural centers, and other museum-related institutions.

Your gift has direct impact on the communities that the 500+ Oklahoma museums serve. OMA offers trainings that help museums engage their local communities with programming such as healing arts, museums and the military, geriatric focused initiatives, and virtual school opportunities, to name a few. Museums empower their communities. Our vision is to be a national model for state museum associations that encourages Oklahoma museums to develop and realize their full potential as essential, vital, and transformational components of their community. After all, Oklahoma museums serve more than six million people each year!

The COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging for all of us, but we are so happy that since February OMA has been able to be at the fore, providing resources as to what museums should consider if a shut-down occurs, followed then by developing Museums “Open to the Public” guidance considerations. We are very proud that we created a wellbeing website to help individuals cope during this difficult time, including an expert voices speaker series on such topics as Self-Care in the Workplace, Burnout, Art Therapy, Stress Management and Historical Loss, Trauma, and Resilience. These resources along with several Zoom calls provided regular support and communication during the pandemic, and continue today. All of the resources are offered free and available to anyone.

THANK YOU for your consideration and support of OMA and Oklahoma museums.