Permanent Donor Recognition
With the museums vision of preserving this National Historic Landmark and world-class automotive collection – we are offering permanent recognition of your family, company, or foundation name for centuries. Featured in the Education & Exhibit Plaza are ten life size bronzes mounted on granite bases. The bronzes represent the automotive pioneers of the Auburn Automobile Co. and Duesenberg, Inc. They include:
Errett Lobban Cord
Help us pay tribute to the young and innovative automotive pioneers – while also paying tribute to your family name or company name for hundreds of years to come. The Education & Exhibit Plaza attracts car clubs and events.
The generosity of museum donors is essential to daily operations and programs – Gifts to Specific Funds in support of a program or project – Check with your employer to see if it will match your donation to double the impact!
Collection Fund – Care and feeding of the Collection - Supports the purchase, restoration, purchase of replacement parts and perishables, labor maintenance, equipment and supplies to preserve, conserve, maintain, track and handle artifacts accessioned into the collection.
Education & Exhibit Fund - Provides essential support to Museum gallery spaces, exhibits, equipment repair or replacement, insurance, transportation costs and program supplies.
Archive Fund - The Museum maintains a rich and expanding collection of historic and contemporary automotive related documents and photographs for research and display. These holdings total approximately 70,000 and counting. Materials are housed in an environmentally controlled archival area. This fund allows us to maintain and expand the collection.
Terence E. Adderley Racers and Record-Setters Gallery
Mr. Adderley’s concept for the gallery space is to keep it exciting and to get others involved. Just as in racing, it’s a team.
The gallery will be refreshed with automobile changes periodically
The space will be completely renewed twice during the first 25 years
Donors and lenders will be acknowledged in the gallery space
A variety of educational programs, specific to this gallery, will be offered both in house and off-site.
Museum self-managed endowment - Permanently restricted fund. A percentage of earned revenue is available each year, as approved by the Board of Trustees
Community Foundation Dekalb County Endowment - Permanently restricted fund. The Museum’s endowment fund includes donor restricted funds. A percent of earned revenue is available to the Museum each year upon request
Friends of the Plaza - Join the welcoming committee and have your name, business name, civic group, or club recognized in the plaza. Fund generated support grounds maintenance and care $200/year
Cars 4 Cash – Make room in Your Garage
Donate any make or model vehicle to the Museum, with its approval, and your directives as the donor to sell it to support the museum programs and operations.
This allows automobiles of every year, make and model to benefit the Museum. It is a good option to help clear an estate or to make room in the garage. Revenue is generated though equal opportunity public sale of the vehicle(s).
The Museum itself sells these automobiles. Therefore, funds generates are likely higher than those generated by charities using a third party to sell.
Support the Museum when you Shop
The museum participates in programs that support non-for-profit charities. Just select Auburn Automotive Heritage, Inc. or Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum when shopping online through these sites:
Amazon Smile is a program where Amazon donates .5% of the purchaser price of eligible products to charitable organizers selected by customers.
The official Museum Store. Your Purchase from the official Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum Store supports its Educational Programs.
Support the Museum each time you surf the web à goodsearch.com
In the charity search field, type in ACD or ACD Museum and click the verify button. Once the page reloads, the Museum name will appear in the search box and you are ready to search as usual. The museum will now receive about a penny per search. It is that easy. Make GoodSearch.com your homepage and always support the museum while your search!
$2,500 - $10,000 *Be a Sponsor of the Benefit Extravaganza*
Supercharge your Sponsorship
Driving Experience Sponsor
You can choose to participate at the track as a drive, as a sponsor, or both!
Bring your favorite cars and join fellow car lovers for the 2017 exhilarating Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum Duesenberg Automobile Museum Driving Experience! It is so much fun! The Driving Experience is your opportunity to experience unrestricted enjoyment of your automobile and enjoy the camaraderie of others who share our love of cars. At this event, you will exceed the speed limit without fear of a ticket, show off your car, and check out other exotic and beautiful cars.
Gallery Sponsorship – Offers you or your company the highest level of visibility and the closest public association with the Museum. Contact us to discuss the possibilities!
- Steel Dynamics Gallery of Auburn, Indiana, built Automobiles
- Gordon Buehrig Gallery of Design, co-sponsored by Alcoa Foundation, E.L. Cord Foundation, and Charles and Barbara Goodman Foundation
- Dean V. Kruse Gallery – Early Auburns 1903-1924
- Terence E. Adderley Gallery of Racers & Record-Setters
- Raisbeck Engineering Hall of Technology
- The Cars of Indiana Gallery
- Design Studios – Anonymous
- Gene Davenport Family Gallery of Fine Art and Archival Treasures
- Metal Technologies Education Center
Car Side Kiosk Sponsor Your name or your business name recognized on a car side touchscreen within museum galleries for 5 – 10 – 20 years
Beyond the Classroom and Education Program Sponsors - The museum’s education programs include everything from self-guided or docent-led tours to Beyond the Classroom Study Trips and outreach to schools. Lectures, seminars and learning activities are offered throughout the year. The research archives handles over 1,000 requests annually from all over the world
Event & Program Sponsorships - Sponsor one of our annual special events or fundraising galas to create awareness with civic and social leaders for your corporation. The Museum seeks sponsorship for separate special events including: The Annual Benefit Extravaganza; the Driving Experience; and more. Benefits include tickets to the events. These celebrations are attended by hundreds of prominent corporate, civic, and social leaders to raise awareness and vital funds for the Museum programs. Or, you may choose permanent recognition for your support and have your name or logo engraved in granite on the base of a life size statue of one of our ten automotive pioneers.
Essential to the Museum’s daily operations and programs, the Museum Fund provides support where it is needed most. Your gift supports everything from collections care to educational programs
Sponsorship of General Volunteer Program
$1,000 minimum contribution required to receive Sponsor Benefits. An average of 50 volunteers at 10 meetings annually.
- ·1-Year newsletter recognition announcement in monthly volunteer newsletter.
- ·Recognition on signage at all meetings
- ·1-Year recognition/logo on volunteer website
- ·Verbal sponsorship recognition at all volunteer meetings
- ·Opportunity to have brochures and/or logo promotional gift distributed at one meeting of sponsor’s choosing
- ·A contribution of $2,500 or more will be recognized for 1-Year on the Museum’s Sponsor Kiosk in the main showroom within framed program signage
- ·Museum Annual Report recognition in general donor category
- ·Donor Kiosk Recognition in general donor category
Laurels of Dekalb for 2017 Volunteer Recognition Dinner Sponsorship
Volunteer Recognition Dinner in June 13
Smith Farms for 2017 Volunteer Holiday Dinner Sponsorship
Volunteer Holiday Dinner in December