Executive Director’s Message | Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass
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Executive Director’s Message

On behalf of the Board of Directors and the staff of Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass, I am deeply appreciative of your past generosity. YOUR museum is providing extraordinary glass experiences due in great part to your efforts and philanthropic spirit. I ask that you please consider Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass in your year-end giving plans this year. We need your support to continue to be the global gathering place where lives are enriched and transformed by glass.

Some of our new and renewed experiences this year were:

  • Admission-free quarterly Art After Dark family-friendly evening events with live entertainment, food, drink, and art.
  • Establishment of 100 Art Activity Day Scholarships for children through the generosity of Fox Cares Foundation within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region.
  • Classes with sold-out attendance, now including blowing glass and making paperweights, taught by well-known Wisconsin glass artists.
  • Taking our mobile glass-blowing studio into the community to demonstrate the magic of glass.
  • Hosting our SPARK! program to provide experiences for people living with memory loss and their care partners.
  • Debuting the GLASS Arts Festival, an all-glass festival featuring nationally renowned artists.

This year, generous museum supporters Roger and Lynn Van Vreede, Jock and Maria Stafford, Christine Waterhouse, and Sandra and John Valentine, have graciously agreed to a combined $40,000 matching gift during our year-end appeal.  Your donation will be matched dollar for dollar up to $40,000 this year.

 Through our commitment to glass, we are determined to provide high-quality experiences to our community. We ask for your help to continue offering bold visions and experiences in glass by making a 100% tax-deductible gift to our year-end fund drive. Please consider the museum for a year-end donation today.

 Thank you for uplifting YOUR museum and enabling us to fulfill our mission to serve you.  My kindest regards to you for believing in us!

With Gratitude,

Amy G. Moorefield
Executive Director