The New Beginning Campaign

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Viewing the exhibits

Friends of the Hungarian Museum located in downtown Cleveland know that it is The Heartbeat of Hungarian Culture in Northeast Ohio where visitors from here and all over the world experience the beauty of Hungarian culture and learn about the contributions of Hungarian Americans to our greater community. We have been busy building this home to Hungarian culture for three decades; and, we invite our friends and newcomers to our website to celebrate our 30th Anniversary with us in 2015.

As part of our celebration, we have embarked on a New Beginning Campaign to raise funds to support the following Museum initiatives:

  • Increase our programs, lectures, exhibits and activities, for adults and children;
  • Further our outreach in northeast Ohio, including the downtown community and visitors;
  • Fund our doubled occupancy costs and the expenses of operating a Museum open to the public in a central location.

Our Goal is to raise $500,000 over 5 years, so that we can:

Increase our endowment by $350,000 and

Apply $150,000 to pay operating expenses

As of June 12, 2016, we have received gifts totaling $279,108, including the sale proceeds of the home given to the Museum by its founder, Otto Friedrich.

As a result, the challenge pledges made by four Museum friends totaling $100,000 have been met well before their December 31, 2016, deadline.

The New Beginning Campaign started on June 2, 2015 and will run until the end of 2020.

View the following video to see how we live our mission of preserving our Hungarian culture and sharing it with the broader community.

View the various links on this website to see the fine variety of activities we offer to the public. Our work enriches the Northeast Ohio Community and visitors from everywhere, but we want to offer more; so please join us and make a pledge now to support our mission.

You may pledge to donate in one of two ways:

Send a one-time donation through PayPalor
To make a multi-year pledge, download our pledge form

Thank you for participating in our New Beginning Campaign to enlarge the Museum’s ability to extend its programs to more and more people.