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There are many ways you can show your support for the Baltimore Museum of Industry, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.


In addition to cash donations, which may be pledged by check or credit card, the BMI also gladly accepts gifts of stock, planned or deferred contributions, and in-kind services. To discuss your giving options, please contact the Development Office at or 410.727.4808 ext. 129.

If you are ready to make a contribution, please click here to go to our online donation form.

To learn more about donating artifacts to the museum’s collection, please click here.  


Ray Loomis Linotype Fund 

The Baltimore Museum of Industry has established the Ray Loomis Linotype Fund in honor of veteran Linotype operator and beloved BMI volunteer Ray Loomis.

Every Saturday, Ray brings the Baltimore Museum of Industry’s historic Linotype machine to life for visitors. As he clicks away at the keys, Ray regales people with his memories of work as a Linotype operator at the Evening Sun, and explains that when Ottmar Mergenthaler invented the Linotype in his Baltimore workshop in the 1880s, he launched a printing boom unmatched in history. 

To make a donation to the Ray Loomis Linotype Fund, please click here. Your gift will help ensure that we can keep this remarkable machine in sound working order for years to come—and that Ray can continue to delight visitors.


Helen Delich Bentley Port Education Fund

Named in honor of the late congresswoman and BMI board member, and established with a generous gift from her estate, this charitable fund seeks to heighten awareness of the Port of Baltimore through the enrichment of the BMI’s educational and exhibition programs and the care of its historical collections. The fund will ensure that the BMI continues to raise awareness of Baltimore’s unique maritime and industrial heritage for many years to come. To make a donation to the Helen Delich Bentley Port Education Fund, please click here. 


Search Online

Raise money for BMI at no cost to you, just by doing what you do everyday. Go to and designate Baltimore Museum of Industry as the organization you GoodSearch for, then search as usual. GoodSearch is powered by Yahoo! so you receive the same results and security as when you use Yahoo! Every search you perform raises one cent for BMI with absolutely no cost to you.


Shop Online

BMI also participates is the AmazonSmile program. Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase price–at no extra cost to you–to the Baltimore Museum of Industry whenever you shop through the AmazonSmile page for any of the millions of eligible products. Just click here and log into Amazon as you usually do, no additional sign up is required. It’s that easy and every little bit helps.

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