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Support the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

Individuals, foundations and corporations provide critical support to help Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum (CSPM) build a lasting connection to the Pikes Peak Region by preserving and sharing our cultural history. Whether it is a financial contribution or an object donation, donors like you help CSPM attract more than 100,000 visitors to enjoy our compelling exhibits and dynamic programming. We could not do it without you.

For information on any of these ways to give, contact the Development office:

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Development Office
215 Tejon Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 385-5633
cosmuseum@springsgov.com

Donate Online

Give the gift of history by supporting the Museum. Gifts can be made in honor or memory of a loved one, and can be made by using your Visa or MasterCard. Make an online donation here.

Donate Archives Materials or Artifacts

Because of our mission, artifacts and materials should help to document the history of Colorado Springs and the surrounding area. Click here for more information on object donations.

Join the Clock Tower Society

Be a part of a distinguished group who value a deep connection with history and culture. Clock Tower Society members support CSPM annually with a gift of $1,000 or more for a minimum of three years. Learn more about this special group. 

Donate via Wire Transfer or Securities

CSPM can accept your gifts of appreciated securities and stocks, offering you a tax advantaged donation. For information on how to make a gift by wire transfer or through stocks or securities, please contact the Development Office.

Donate via Check

Make your check payable to “Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum.” For gifts of $250 or more, consider making a gift through the El Paso County Enterprise Zone (see below). To make a gift by mail, send a check to:

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Development Office
215 S. Tejon St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Benefactors through El Paso County Enterprise Zone

With a gift of $250 or more, you can become receive substantial tax benefits and make your donation go even further.

The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum is designated as a project of the El Paso County Enterprise Zone, which seeks to promote economic development in our community.  Donors who make their gifts of $250 or more to CSPM through the Enterprise Zone are eligible to receive a Colorado state tax credit of 25% of their donation amount, in addition to regular federal and state tax benefits.

Cash gifts to the Enterprise Zone must be made by check.

Example:  $500 Contribution Direct Gift Enterprise Zone Gift
  – Federal Tax Savings (35% tax bracket) $175.00 $175.00
  – Colorado Tax Savings at 4.63% $46.30 $46.30
  – Enterprise Zone Tax Credit  0 $125.00
 Net Cost of a $500 Contribution to Donor $278.70 $153.70
 

Simply write a check for your gift of $250 or more to “El Paso County Enterprise Zone” and list “Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum” in the memo line like pictured in the image below.

Mail or drop off your check to:
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
215 S. Tejon St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Enterprise Zone donors will be required to file their Colorado State tax return electronically and will need to provide CSPM with either their social security number or their Colorado Account Number when a donation is made. Click here for step-by-step instructions on how to obtain your Colorado Identification Number.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum staff will complete the paperwork necessary for you to receive the tax credit and will forward your check to the Enterprise Zone. El Paso County will issue your Certificate of Qualified Enterprise Zone Contribution Form with an authorized signature, serving as a receipt for the entire amount of your donation. Your gift will also be acknowledged in writing by CSPM.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Diane Barber in our the Development Office at dbarber@springsgov.com or (719) 385-5633.

Planned Gifts

Please consider remembering the Museum in your will.  Bequests account for 8% of all charitable giving in the United States and are a wonderful opportunity to share your legacy through one or a number of charitable institutions.  Other ways to contribute include beneficiary designations (life insurance and retirement plans) and securities. Gifts of securities can provide a current income tax deduction as well as relief from long-term capital gains tax. Download planning documents below.

CSPM Planned Giving Brochure
Notification of Revocable Request to CSPM
CSPM Bequest Language
CSPM Brokerage Fact Sheet

Donations made to the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.  Please check with your accountant to verify you are receiving the appropriate tax deduction allowed.

Exhibit and Program Support

Become a supporter of our signature exhibits and programs. Your generosity will be acknowledged with your name in the exhibit or on program materials for as long as they are publicly presented. Our exhibits and programs are signature features of the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, bringing our collections and research into public view for more than fifty thousand visitors each year. To learn more about these upcoming opportunities and how your gift can support the work of the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, please contact the Development Office.