TAMPA - On Saturday, May 9, 2015,The Glazer Children Museum in Downtown Tampa hosted its annual Craftology fundraiser. This is one of the Museum's signature events which helps raise funds for a great cause. The Museum’s mission is to create learning environments where children play, discover, and connect to the world around them to develop as lifelong learners and leaders. Every Craftology ticket purchased helps the Glazer Children’s Museum offer free or reduced price admissions to under-served members of our Tampa Bay community.
NTC's VP of Marketing Gina Morales represented NTC's sponsorship gift as part of its ongoing Corporate Social Responsiblity programs which are focused on public programs that serve its community and also efforts that focus on the enrichment of children in Tampa Bay.
About 500 people in geeky chic attire enjoyed craft cocktails and beers from 14 different local breweries, plus food from dozens of local eateries. The entertainment was provided by local 80s cover band The Spazmatics.
Overall the event raised over $40,000 for the Museum.
The Children’s Museum of Tampa was founded in 1986 in response to the need for an informal,cultural learning environment dedicated to the needs of young children. The Museum opened its doors to the public as a small storefront in the Floriland Mall. Popularity grew as its exhibits focused on allowing children to experience role-play in the activities of everyday life in their community.
The City of Tampa provided the Museum a land lease in downtown Tampa at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park on which to construct the facility. In October, 2007, the Museum was named the Glazer Children’s Museum in honor of the Glazer Family Foundation’s lead gift of $5 million.Construction of the building began in March 2009 and was completed in April 2010. The Museum opened its doors to the public on September 25, 2010.