The 2013-14 school year has been a busy time at the Halle Heart Children’s Museum, with groups of students touring the space nearly every day. But even as the school year winds down, activity at the museum is picking up. April is on track to be a record month for special events at the museum with a wide range of outside groups and internal events taking place in this beautiful facility. Some of the groups taking advantage of the facility include the Black Nurses Association of Greater Phoenix which will be hosting a series of heart-healthy cooking classes in the kitchen café, CSW Contractors which is holding a luncheon in the activity center and the Arizona Public Health Association which is having an evening reception. Speaking of events, Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care will be using the museum’s activity center over the next several months for a series of training classes for their employees and area healthcare workers that will bring in a significant amount of revenue for the museum. This contract is the first of what the museum hopes will be many more substantial revenue generating events at the museum.
The other exciting news for the museum is that this Fall it will be launching a unique fundraising program which is designed to introduce the museum and its mission to a much broader audience across the valley and raise funds to help offset operating and program costs. The system is designed to engage and develop relationships with individual donors to build a passionate donor base that is committed to our long-term financial sustainability. Watch for more details soon.