Other Ways to Give


Interested in supporting the History Center?

The History Center relies on the generous support of our members and friends to help us preserve Tampa Bay’s rich cultural heritage and tell the stories of the people, places and events that make Tampa Bay such a special place. Your charitable donation will support our education programs and exhibitions, and allows us to conserve and grow our collection of more than 100,000 artifacts and documents. The Tampa Bay History Center is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization.

Annual Fund

The Tampa Bay History Center’s Annual Fund provides critical operating funds that support our mission, programs and activities. Annual Fund donors make it possible for the History Center to direct support where it is needed most, including:

  • Expanding our collections
  • Preserving precious artifacts and documents
  • Updating and maintaining our exhibit galleries
  • Offering innovative programming for adults, families and students

Your charitable contribution in any amount will ensure that Tampa Bay’s rich cultural heritage is preserved and shared for generations to come. For more information on making a donation, call the Advancement Office at 813-675-8991. Click here to donate now.

Tribute and Memorial Gift

You can make a gift to the History Center’s Annual Fund in the name of a colleague, friend or family member. Remember a special loved one through a memorial gift or recognize someone special with a tribute gift in their honor.   For more information on making a donation, email or call the Advancement Office at 813-675-8991 or lrichardson@tampabayhistorycenter.org. Click here to donate now.

Corporate Sponsorship
Corporate sponsors make it possible for the History Center to offer traveling exhibitions, educational programs for children and adults, and community events.   In exchange for your support, the History Center provides brand awareness for your company via multi-platform media and public relations efforts, exposure to our membership base, and interactions with our daily visitors. Sponsorship opportunities are customized to meet your company’s specific goals and offer varying levels of recognition. To learn more about Corporate Sponsorship, email or call the Advancement Office at 813-675-8991 or lrichardson@tampabayhistorycenter.org.
Planned Giving
The 1834 Society is the History Center’s planned giving society. The Society takes its name from the year that Hillsborough County was formed by an act of Florida’s Territorial Legislature on January 25, 1834. Donors who make a documented commitment to the Tampa Bay History Center in their estate plans will be eligible for membership in the 1834 Society. Unless you advise us otherwise, we will apply your planned gift toward the Center’s endowment, which will help ensure the History Center’s long-term success. Your planned gift will establish a living legacy and strengthen our ability to preserve regional artifacts as well as ensure that the stories of our past are told to future generations.   For more information about the 1834 Society or to schedule an appointment to discuss your philanthropic objectives, please contact: Lisa-Perry Richardson Director of Advancement 813-675-8991 lrichardson@TampaBayHistoryCenter.org

801 Old Water Street, Tampa, FL 33602