Your Gift Makes a Difference
Support the BMI – Help us inspire tomorrow’s workers by ensuring that the stories of the laborers and entrepreneurs who built our city are preserved for future generations.
Consider making a gift to one of the following special funds or click the button below to support our general operating fund.
Industry in Motion: The Art of Eric Dyer
A modern-day pioneer in the creation of zoetropes—intricate multi-media collages that visitors activate by spinning—Eric Dyer uses historical resources to create modern works of art that explore cultural history and our contemporary relationship with technology. From video projections of intricately decorated spinning umbrellas to interlocking moving images of bicycles, container ships, and people, Dyer’s installations encourage interactivity. Your gift helps us bring this evocative exhibit of Dyer’s unique and mesmerizing artwork to the BMI.
Support Industry in Motion
Helen Delich Bentley Port Education Fund
Named in honor of the late congresswoman and BMI board member—who got her start as the nation’s first female maritime reporter—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. Your gift will ensure that the BMI continues to raise awareness of Baltimore’s unique maritime and industrial heritage for many years to come.
Support the Education Fund
Each year, tens of thousands of eager young minds take advantage of the opportunities provided by the BMI as they learn about Baltimore’s unique past and curiously reimagine its future. Unfortunately, many schools in our community lack the funding for field trips, not to mention the essential educational enrichment that programs like the Kids’ Cannery offers. Your gift underwrites the materials, staffing, and admission subsidies that help make our programs so impactful.
Support the Annual Fund
Reframing the Narrative
A new project designed to enhance the storytelling in our exhibits, Reframing the Narrative seeks to help us more fully achieve our mission of serving as a welcoming museum for all members of our communities. Your gift helps us feature the often untold stories of working people—including African Americans, immigrants, women, and other underrepresented groups—as we seek to broaden perspectives on industry.
Our collections highlight the contributions of American innovators, past and present, whose enterprises have transformed our society. Often the only surviving remnants of once thriving industries that no longer exist, these objects need constant care and maintenance so that they can continue to delight and educate audiences. Your gift ensures the future of our amazing collections and allows the stories of these businesses and workers to live on.
Support the Collections Fund
Light the Crane
Now that our historic shipyard crane has been repainted, for its next act it will receive a fully programmable, energy efficient LED lighting system. We’ll be able to reinvent the crane nightly, celebrating seasonal occasions, showing our team colors, and marking community events. Help light up the crane and Baltimore’s skyline by making a donation today!
Support the Crane
There are many ways to support 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 Deborah Cardin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410.727.4808 ext. 129.
To learn more about donating artifacts to the museum’s collection, please click here.
Make a Lasting Gift
Deepen the impact of your gift through planned giving. By including a bequest provision to the BMI in your will, you can help ensure that we can continue to educate audiences about Maryland’s industrial heritage for years to come. A member of our staff is happy to talk to provide you with more details. For more information, please contact Deborah Cardin at (410) 783-8541 x129 / email@example.com.
If you include BMI in your plans, please use our legal name and Federal tax ID:
Legal Name: The Baltimore Museum of Industry
Address: 1415 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD 21230
Federal Tax ID Number: 52-1205675