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Ways to Support Us

There are multiple ways to support Morehead philanthropically. Regardless of the method you choose, your gift is important because it allows Morehead to serve more people with stronger programming.

Annual Fund

Your unrestricted gift to the annual fund allows the Morehead team to invest strategically in areas of vital importance to the organization and its mission. You may make a one-time gift online at any time or you may set up a monthly bank draft. We can also accept stock, property, retirement assets, life insurance and other types of non-cash gifts.  To arrange a monthly bank draft or to make a non-cash gift, please contact our donor relations manager (contact information below).


For more than 60 years, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center has supported science education in North Carolina. Now, you can support Morehead and get special benefits for yourself, including free admission to hundreds of science centers and museums nationwide through the ASTC Passport Program. When you invest in membership, you are investing in Morehead's future.

Matching Gifts

You may be able to increase your impact on Morehead through your employer’s matching gift programming. Many employers will match all or a portion of your contribution. Some companies will even match gifts by retirees and /or spouses. Visit the UNC matching gift page to see if your employer makes matching gifts.

Zeiss Collectibles

Through this one-of-a-kind gift program, you can support Morehead’s efforts to create new fulldome planetarium programming. With a gift of $1,500 or more, you can receive your very own Morehead treasure, a lens from Morehead’s Zeiss VI mounted in a beautiful commemorative display. Learn more about the Zeiss Collectibles program.

Planned Giving

Through planned gifts, you may be able to make a bigger impact on Morehead than you ever imagined possible. In addition, you may be able to realize your financial and tax benefits to supporting Morehead through philanthropy. Learn more about planned giving to Morehead.

Special Fundraising Events

Morehead holds special event fundraisers each year. One of those is Jupiter Ball, a black-tie gala held in November that raises funds to provide access to Morehead programming for children from low-wealth schools. Funds pay for either a field trip experience at Morehead or a visit by one of Morehead’s traveling programs to visit the school.  Learn more about the Jupiter Ball.

You can support these events through ticket purchases and sponsorships. The philanthropic portion of tickets and sponsorships is tax-deductible.


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