2013 continues to a be a successful one for our Affiliates!
The new Perot Museum of Nature and Science (Dallas, Texas) announced a partnership with the Dallas Cowboys after franchise owner Jerry Jones and his wife, Gene, donated $5 million dollars to the museum. Their donation funded the Perot Museumâ€™s atrium, the naturally lit entrance area that spans almost 14 stories high. The area will be named the Gene and Jerry Jones Dallas Cowboys Atrium.
The Long Island Museum (Stony Brook, NY)Â was awarded three separate grants recently from the New York State Council on the Arts totaling nearly $80,000.Â The generous funds from New York State will be used toward educational folk art programs, replacement of heating equipment in the Visitors Center and general operating expenses, which include maintaining museum exhibitions and education programs throughout the year.Â
The Center for Jewish History (New York, New York) was awarded a $1.5 million grant from The Lillian Goldman Charitable Trust to establish a reference services division. The grant will be used to create the Lillian Goldman Reference Services alongside the New York centerâ€™s reading room, also named for Goldman, and to facilitate research by students, teachers and other patrons.
Museum of Latin American ArtÂ (Long Beach, California) received a $25,000 donation from theÂ Hyundai Motor AmericaÂ car company, in order to help it buy a bus so that it can bring an additional 5,000 students to the museum every year.