Creative Fundraising Advisors provided counsel to help the Academy Museum complete its $388M pre-opening campaign.
We developed a plan to quickly move the campaign to completion. We identified prospects and naming opportunities, articulated a new and compelling case for community support, built a staffing plan, recruited a new team of fundraisers, and wrote a roadmap for campaign success.
We worked with museum leaders to raise more than $50 million within three months through the naming of the Saban Building. The campaign has reached its $388 million goal with the final $25M being secured against the backdrop of the pandemic. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winner Renzo Piano, the Academy Museum will open in fall 2021 and be the world’s premier institution dedicated to the art and science of movies. The Academy Museum will tell complete stories of moviemaking—celebratory, educational, and sometimes critical or uncomfortable.
Image above: Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, Exterior Rendering, Renzo Piano Building Workshop / Academy Museum Foundation / Image from L’Autre Image