Kentucky Museum Camp Scholarships

101% of $3,000 goal
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Will you support arts engagement for future Hilltoppers?

Each year, the Kentucky Museum hosts camps for children ages 5-10 to learn artistic skills, gain self-confidence, make new friends, and visit the museum during school breaks. These camps are taught by local artists, with the help of WKU students, and provide meaningful engagement with the arts, Kentucky Museum, and WKU.

Unfortunately, some of our community members cannot afford the $150 per child camp fee.  This fee helps cover the costs of artist stipends, materials, supplies, and snacks/lunch for the children. Without these funds, our camps would not exist.

This limits who can participate in our camps – and it’s time to change that.

To do so, we are establishing the Kentucky Museum Camp Scholarships Fund to provide children from low-income families in our region with full scholarships to attend a camp of their choice. Each scholarship recipient will also receive a complimentary one-year membership to the Kentucky Museum for their family, to ensure they can share their newfound love of arts and culture with their loved ones.

Our goal is to offer at least 10 scholarships in 2019 and provide $1,500 in seed funding for an endowed scholarship fund. This will enable us to gather the data needed to seek sponsors who will bolster the Museum Camp Scholarships Fund to endowed status, ensuring that camp scholarships continue in future years.

With 28.5% of Bowling Green families designated low-income (twice the national average), such scholarships are vital to providing our future Hilltoppers with engaging educational programming. Make a statement about the causes you believe in by inspiring the next generation of Hilltoppers to become creative, confident members of our community.

Fully funded!

We are 101% funded! 

Thank you all so much for your donations and advocacy, which have made our dream of providing full camp scholarships to children from low-income families come true. Together, we raised $3,050 to ensure that all children in our community have the opportunity to engage with the Kentucky Museum and benefit from arts education. 

Our team is thrilled to implement this program in 2019, and we will continue to seek sponsorship to ensure that these scholarships continue for many years to come.

Again, thank you for supporting the Museum Camp Scholarships Fund. You are what makes our mission - and the benefits it provides to our campus and community - possible. We hope to see you soon at the Kentucky Museum, and happy holidays!


Tiffany Isselhardt

2018 days ago by Tiffany Isselhardt
Last day!

Hi everyone,

Today is the last day to support the Museum Camp Scholarships Fund - and we only 10% away from our goal! 

Do us a favor and spread the word? Click here to visit our campaign page, then click the 'share' or 'tweet' buttons to share with your networks.

Thank you for your support and all you do for the Kentucky Museum! Our community is what makes this museum - and our region - a vibrant, wonderful place. I look forward to seeing you at the museum soon!



2021 days ago by Tiffany Isselhardt
Less than $400 to go!

It's #GivingTuesday - and we need your help!

We are less than $400 away from reaching our goal. You can help by visiting our campaign page, clicking the "Share" or "Tweet" buttons, and use the hashtag #GivingTuesday to spread the word about why you think this fund deserves to exist. 

Thank you for all your support so far, and we are excited to share with you our funding results when our campaign closes on Friday.


Tiffany Isselhardt

2024 days ago by Tiffany Isselhardt
1 week to go!

Greetings everyone,

As we approach Thanksgiving, the Kentucky Museum team would like to extend our warmest well wishes to you and yours. Thank you for all you have done to support our campaign and, more importantly, the children of South Central Kentucky. With your help, we have raised 75% of our goal.

Remember that November 27 is a major giving holiday, #GivingTuesday, and we hope to reach 100% of our goal by Giving Tuesday's end. You can help by continuing to spread the word - both on social media and as you meet with family and friends this holiday season. 

Thank you again, and best wishes for a healthy, happy holiday season.


Tiffany Isselhardt and the Kentucky Museum team

2031 days ago by Tiffany Isselhardt
Help us close the gap?

We are 62% of the way to our goal! Your outpouring of support has been heartwarming. Thank you for donating and spreading the word on our campaign.

Thanks to you, we will be able to provide 10 children with scholarships to our museum camps in 2019.

Our secondary goal is to establish an endowment that will ensure we can continue to provide scholarships every year. By raising the remaining funds, we can establish the account and seek sponsors who are willing to grow the fund to endowed status. 

Help us close the gap?

Visit our campaign page and share our campaign via the Share and Tweet buttons.

Thanks again!
Tiffany & the Kentucky Museum team

2039 days ago by Tiffany Isselhardt
36% of the way!

Hi everyone,

A big THANK YOU for all your hard work and support so far! We have reached 36% funded, with only 3 weeks to go.

We are also accepting donations offline (via check) for our campaign. If you know someone who prefers to give via check, and would like to support our campaign, please have them...

  • Make the check out to "WKU Foundation"
  • In the memo line put "Museum Camp Scholarships"
  • Send to Tiffany Isselhardt, Kentucky Museum, 1906 College Heights Blvd #11092, Bowling Green, KY 42101 or drop off at the museum's front desk.

As we head into the giving season, please remember to help spread the word via email and social media. You are the greatest advocate our community's children have for ensuring they can reap the lifelong benefits of arts education and museum experiences.



P.S. We currently have a matching challenge going on and only need $70 to complete it. It only takes a minute to visit our campaign and click the Share/Tweet buttons. Help us out? 

2044 days ago by Tiffany Isselhardt
25% reached!

Wow! In less than 12 hours, we have doubled our donations to reach 25% of our funding goal. 

Thank you for your generous support of our museum camp scholarship fund.

Please remember to spread the word via social media or email. Your are the best advocates to not only help us reach our goal, but to cultivate broad support for arts education in our community. (Plus, it's easy! Just visit our campaign page and click the "Share" or "Tweet" buttons.)

Thank you again for helping us reach 25%, and have a great weekend!


Tiffany Isselhardt

2050 days ago by Tiffany Isselhardt
10 days in

Hi everyone,

We are just over 10 days into our campaign and have reached 13% of our funding goal! That is great progress, and the museum team is thrilled that we will be able to provide almost 3 full scholarships next year.

We are also thrilled to report that our campaign was featured in the College Heights Herald this week - both print and digitally! Read the online article by clicking here.

Please remember to share our campaign via social media and with your friends and family. Word of mouth is the key to helping us reach our goal of providing 10 children with scholarships and starting an endowment for future years. 

Thank you!

Tiffany Isselhardt

P.S. Want another way to help spread the word and secure more donations? Consider offering a challenge or matching gift! Visit our campaign page and look at the left hand column for more information.

2051 days ago by Tiffany Isselhardt
We reached 11%

Thank you for all your support so far. I am thrilled to say that we are now 11% funded. That may not seem like much, but research shows that campaigns who reach 10% or more in their first week are more likely to reach their funding goal.

Please remember to share this campaign with your friends! Every dollar supports arts engagement for future Hilltoppers. 


Tiffany Isselhardt

Fundraising Coordinator, Kentucky Museum

2059 days ago by Tiffany Isselhardt
Can we get another 8%?

Hi everyone!

Thank you for giving to our campaign. We are pleased to have reached 2% of our goal so far. But we can do better.

Help us out? Just share this campaign on your social media or by email with family and friends. To share, just visit our campaign page and click the Facebook, Twitter, or Email buttons. The more people know about our campaign, the more likely we can reach our goal on time. 


Tiffany Isselhardt

2060 days ago by Tiffany Isselhardt

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