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Single donations of $100 or more automatically enroll you in a one-year Friends' Family Level membership. 

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Upon reaching your membership expiration date, you will be invited to renew at a convenient membership level and pay its corresponding dues.

Museums' General Support identifies categories and anticipated annual dollar support  requested from the Friends. Please browse through the tabs to see how your contribution in any amount will help to support the Museums' objectives.
Museum Events
Human Resources
Minor Museum Projects

Lone Valley School Scholarships

Estimated Annual Requirement: $4,500

Recognizing the financial burden tuition fees can cause, and the limiting effect that imposes on the community, the Friends provides a scholarship fund for Lone Valley School Campers with demonstrated need. Your donation further provides for supplies, snacks, and simple clothing to enhance the visiting child's experience. This removes a barrier to the under-served portions of the Greeley and Weld County communities.


Fiesta on the Plaza

Estimated Annual Cost: $2500

The Museums is partnering with the Mexican-American History Project and other community partners to host a free event welcoming the public to celebrate Hispanic Heritage.  Funding for the 2023 celebration is funded by the community partner.
Beginning in 2024, funding will no longer be available from the Mexican-American History Project.  The Museums is asking the Friends to annually fund the Fiesta. We agree that this event is an important contribution to the community, and will undertake to continue its existence.


Estimated Annual Cost: $1000 - $2000

The Friends traditionally provide candy for Centennial Village's annual Howl-O-Ween event.  This event draws significant community participation.  The annual donation from the Friends varies as we are covering sponsorship shortfalls.

Museum at Twilight

Estimated Annual Cost: $400

The Friends are asked to provide funds to cover the cost of the liquor permit for Museum at Twilight events where liquor is served.  We also provide volunteer servers at such events.  These events are infrequent.  The estimated cost provides for two of the four annual events.

Exhibit Openings

Estimated Annual Cost: To Be Determined

The Friends are asked to provide food and beverages when the annual cost exceeds the budget.,

Volunteer Coordinator

Estimated Annual Requirement: $30,000

The City of Greeley Museums has critical requirement for a part time volunteer coordinator to help recruit, train, manage, and evaluate volunteers at all locations in the museum system.The Friends have been asked to solicit donations to support this position.  Funds made available prior to 2025 will be applied to engage a contractor to fill this role. In 2025 the position will be formally established and filled by a direct hire.

Museum Unforeseen Challenges & Opportunities

Estimated Annual Requirement: variable as needed to maintain a reserve of $15,000-$20, following a museum draw

Individual museum minor projects are those totaling under $10,000.  They typically arise somewhat unexpectedly through the course of a year when an opportunity or problem is recognized. They may involve a fortuitous acquisition opportunity, unexpected repair, or other unplanned event.  An example is the installation of the Farr Garage concrete pad supporting the power hammer that was relocated from White Plum Farm.