Corporate sponsors help fuel growth at Wright Museum

Setting a record this year with well over 19,000 visitors in 2019, Wright Museum relied on many sources of support, including corporate sponsors.

“Corporate support has continued to increase year after year, as we build partnerships that focus on enhancing our community,” said Wright Museum Executive Director Mike Culver. “Our vision as a cultural institution mutually aligns with that of the corporate sector.”

Lorie Hopkins from NFP Insurance, which sponsored two community events this  past year at Wright Museum, agreed and said such partnerships are important to towns like Wolfeboro.

“We are a town with a wonderful year-round community that also depends on tourists, many of whom call this area home for several months each year,” she said. “A place like Wright is important because it educates, inspires and brings people here that might not otherwise know about Wolfeboro.”

For fellow museum sponsor Kevin Lawlor, Edward Jones Financial Advisor, supporting Wright Museum makes business sense.

“Honestly, The Wright is a wonderful investment,” he said. “They educate kids, travel to area senior centers and provide on-site talks, and help all of us better understand ourselves as Americans.”

Citing nearly two-dozen corporate sponsors alone in 2019, Culver said Wright Museum’s role as a steward of the past is predicated to a large extent on its vision of the future.

“We need to continue to grow our programs, curate in-house and bring in top-notch exhibits, and essentially provide value to Wolfeboro and the entire Lakes Region,” he said. “2019 was our 25th anniversary and a banner year for us. I look forward to sharing with people plans for an even bigger 2020 in the coming months.”

The region’s leading resource for educators and learners of all ages on World War II, Wright Museum features more than 14,000 items in its collection that are representative of both the home front and battle field.

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