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Giving to the Museum

Ellie Starr

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I am thrilled to join the Museum family as we celebrate the success of the Campaign for the Museum of Science and the grand opening of our latest amazing exhibition, The Science Behind Pixar. What’s more, the Museum is set to launch a bold new set of initiatives as part of a Long-Range Plan to build on our strengths and make this extraordinary institution even better.

In many ways, I feel that I have been working my entire professional life to land at the Museum of Science. My past roles as vice dean for external relations at Harvard School of Public Health and executive director of the Perkins Trust, as well as my time at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brandeis University, have prepared me well to lead the Museum’s outstanding division of advancement. I am especially enthusiastic to have the opportunity to work with president and director Ioannis Miaoulis and the senior leadership, board chair Gwill York, and our dedicated trustees and overseers as we strive to become the leading science center worldwide in expanding the public’s access to, understanding of, and critical thinking around engineering, technology, and the sciences.

I have seen firsthand how the power of philanthropy can change lives. The Museum of Science is a world-class institution with an essential mission and a thriving philanthropic community. I am inspired to be a part of that community as we work together to fuel support for dynamic new exhibits, educational programming for museumgoers of all ages, and our award-winning K — 12 engineering curricula.

Ellie Starr

Senior Vice President, Advancement

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All gifts are important to supporting the Museum's fiscal foundation, and Annual Fund donations of $300 and more are recognized in our special giving societies

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