This Giving Tuesday, the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum and National Auto and Truck Museum will celebrate giving by offering free admission to the public. In lieu of traditional admission fees, both museums will be accepting donations in any amount for access to each museum. All funds raised on Giving Tuesday will support the general operations of both museums, which allows them to continue to offer educational programs, exhibits, and events for the public.
Giving Tuesday, taking place December 3rd, is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage giving and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Every year, on Giving Tuesday, millions of people across the globe (almost 60 countries) mobilize to show up, give back, and change their communities. The goal is to create a massive wave of generosity that lasts well beyond that day and touches every person on the planet.
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum Executive Director & CEO, Brandon J. Anderson, said, “The museums appreciate the support we receive from our vibrant community and want to give back as well during this year’s Giving Tuesday. We look forward to joining this philanthropic movement by opening our doors for donation-based admission on December 3rd and inviting everyone to visit us and see what your museums have for you right in your back yard!” Founded in 2012, Giving Tuesday has inspired millions of people to give back and support the causes they believe in. Over $400 million was raised online in 2018 to benefit a tremendously broad range of organizations, and much more was given in volunteer hours, donations of food and clothing, and acts of kindness. Dave Yarde, Executive Director of the National Auto & Truck Museum, said “We are thankful for this opportunity for the museums to share their success with the community. As these successes are in large part due to volunteers and donations, it is a joyous occasion for the museums to be able to give back to the community.”