What is Reaching Our Orbit?
The Union of Concerned Scientists tracks 994 satellites. You can join a Union of Museum Supporters to help us reach our orbit and keep track of our success. The museum has been a terrestrial success by paying off its operating costs and funding educational and cultural
activities. This drive is to help pay down our mortgage and reach our orbit, a more secure future.
With your support as our blasters, the museum can blast into a more secure future by hitting a stable, secure orbit. The museum has a firm commitment from an undisclosed source that will match dollar for dollar up to $200,000. With every pledge, donation or sponsorship, we get closer and closer to reaching our orbit of a more secure future. While our mortgage is greater than $400,000 and we hope we can raise more, our target goal is $400,000 ($200,000 from the source and $200,000 from our wonderful supporters) as agreed upon with the bank.
Why help us Reach Our Orbit?
In the 18 months of existence, the museum has instituted many programs, has been a hidden treasure for many tourists and area citizen, and always had its eyes on growth. With a secure future by paying down the mortgage, the museum can focus more of its effort and capital on growing what it has in place. We can help all of our other satellites reach a new more expansive orbit.
For more information on the future, feel free to contact the museum to hear more detailed explanations of our plans for the future.
To pledge, please print off this form or find a link below. The page is one page, no color.
How to help us Reach Our Orbit?
What does it take to get our satellite in orbit? Pledges. Sponsorships. Donations. Forwarding the word. They all serve as our blasters.
Pledges go towards the mortgage and are tax deductible. All pledges go into an escrow account to ensure the safety of your donations. Pledges can be a one time donation or a commitment over five years.
Make check payable to ALNMOS Reaching Our Orbit Fund and mail (or drop off) check and form to Abraham Lincoln’s National Museum of Surveying; 521 East Washington Street; Springfield, Illinois; 62701
To sponsor a room, the building, the Science on a Sphere, or an event, please contact Bob Church at 217.523.3130 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What does it take to Reach Our Orbit?
To reach our orbit, we need to hit an altitude of at least $200,000! Every pledge, donation and sponsorship will blast us into a higher altitude. When we opened in September of 2010, we started out as a sun-synchronous satellite orbiting around zero. These satellites move fast and over 18 months of operation of support from people like you, the museum was able to affix itself in a GPS orbit. Currently still in our GPS orbit, the museum is able to pay its operating costs and to create some educational programs. We now have an opportunity to slow down a little bit and enter a new orbit, a geostationary orbit. We need you to blast us into a geostationary orbit because as inherent in the name, this is a stable, self sustainable path. With a paid down mortgage, we can focus more on educational activities and continuing to teach the public about surveying. So please support A. Lincoln's National Museum of Surveying as we try to reach our orbit.
Please don't feel we have to stop at $200,000. Our mortgage is larger than $400,000 so while $400,000 is our goal, space is unlimited.