Making a Donation
to the Historical Glass Museum
The Historical Glass Museum relies on the generosity of our members and supporters to fund daily operations and pay for ongoing projects. All donations are gratefully accepted, whether they be in the form of cash, glass, glass-related items, office supplies, real property or items which may be sold in our Gift Shop at the Museum. We also welcome donations of your time, in the form of volunteering for the various tasks related to the museum (cleaning glass and cases, serving as a docent, becoming a board member, etc.).
If you would like to donate any of the above items, Contact Us.
The photo (at right) shows the donation of Frederick Carder's rare Steuben Cire Perdue glass. This piece is an especially choice one as it is of a human figure. Carder experimented with Cire Perdue and Diatreta glasses from the later 1940s through the 1950s. These two types of glass developed and perfected by Carder were perhaps his greatest contributions to American art glass making. It was also these types of glass and the processes in making them that make Frederick Carder an early and important part of the American Studio Glass Movement.
There are at least two additional elements of these glasses and their Creator, Frederick Carder, that make them so rare and valuable. First, is the time period during which Carder created them, the late 1940s and the 1950s. Frederick Carder was born in 1853 and lived until 1953. This means these two great accomplishments were achieved while Carder was in his 70s and 80s. This also means that these developments were carried on by Carder after he had left Steuben and had become Art Director of Corning Glass Works.
The Museum is honored by this extraordinary donation by Dusty Ketchum, on behalf of the estate of Marshall Ketchum.
Amazon "Smile" Program
If you like to shop online with Amazon.com, now there is a way you can do so and support the Historical Glass Museum in the process. Begin your Amazon session by clicking on the logo (at left). This will take you to the Amazon login, and whatever your order after signing in this way will result in 0.5% of the purchase price being donated to the Museum. It doesn't cost you anything - the donation comes from Amazon itself. So, if you shop Amazon with any regularity, this is a painless way to support the Museum.
Income Tax Considerations
The Historical Glass Museum is certified by the IRS as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, and therefore, donations to the Museum are tax-deductible. You should consult with your tax advisor to be certain in your own situation.
We can accept checks made payable to the Historical Glass Museum, and you can designate the funds to be credited to the Museum Endowment Fund or to the Current Operating Fund. All donations will be acknowledged in the form of a receipt signed by a board member.
At the August Board of Directors meeting, Marina Guadarrama of Provident Bank presented us with a check for $794.00. Participants who bank at Provident Bank (available throughout Riverside and San Bernardino counties) may choose to "link" their accounts to the HGM. Based on the confidential linkages of depositors' accounts, Provident makes a yearly donation to the HGM. This is their way of paying back to the community. The donation is solely funded by Provident and does not come from the depositors' accounts.