Annual Gala

Celebrating 50 Years & Honoring OMCA CEO Lori Fogarty

Dear Friend of OMCA,

We recognize that this is a difficult time for everyone as we “shelter in place” due to COVID-19. As a nonprofit, closing the Museum has a huge impact on our financial sustainability. Our 50th Anniversary gala was set to raise over $500,000 to support OMCA - and $100,000 of that is from the fundraising that takes place on the night of the event through an auction and Fund-the-Future paddle raise.

We have created a virtual Fund-the-Future, and this email is a request for you to participate. Any donation you make will be fully tax-deductible.

If you haven't already, please consider what you might have contributed if the gala had gone forward, and give generously to support OMCA’s vital role in our community and the lives of our visitors.

» fund the future

From all of us at OMCA, be healthy and safe, and thank you for your support of the Museum.

Warm regards,

Lori Fogarty
Executive Director & CEO

If you prefer to donate through a donor advised fund, please contact us at

Thank you to our Gala sponsors!