Now is the Time for Your Involvement and Support

One million, five hundred thousand dollars is required to provide a significant endowment to assure the operation, maintenance and permanence of the facility and associated programs. In addition, funding is needed to refine and complete the exhibits.

The Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum is a place of education, fascination and inspiration. It can also be a place of lasting legacy for you. There are a variety of naming, memorial or commemorative opportunities available.


My Personal Support for the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum

Please join your friends and supporters of the Lincoln automotive heritage in making a generous gift for the purpose of sustaining and improving a museum where we may share with the public the history of the Lincoln brand. Contributions to the Lincoln Motor Car Foundation are welcome as a one-time gift, a pledge payable over five years, appreciated securities or as part of your estate planning. The gifts can be made in your name, in commemoration of someone that you’d like to honor or as a memorial to a loved one or friend. Appropriate recognition of your gift will be made at the museum site. Many special naming opportunities are available or one that particularly appeals to you can be created.

Please use the form on this page to make your donation or pledge by credit card or with PayPal.

If you prefer to pay your donation by check, please make your check payable to “Lincoln Motor Car Foundation”, indicate on the check, or on a separate note, your choice(s) from “Naming Opportunities” or “Other Gift Opportunities” (see lists below), enter the associated dollar amount(s) for your selection(s), and mail it to:

Lincoln Motor Car Foundation
c/o Bruce M. Kopf, Treasurer
825 Lake Shore Road
Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236-1453

For “Naming Opportunities” please provide the proposed text that you wish to have on the item(s) you chose and provide your contact information (e-mail and/or phone number) so that we may contact you if we have any questions or issues (or, if you would like suggestions) regarding the text.


Giving Levels

There are several methods of giving. Your gift in any of the following forms will be sincerely appreciated and carefully utilized.

  • Cash or Securities
  • Multiyear Pledge up to Five Years
  • Planned or Deferred Giving as Part of Your Estate Planning
  • Memorial or Commemorative Gifts
  • Literature & Memorabilia*
  • Vehicles*

*Contact us for more information on contributing literature, memorabilia or vehicles.  

The following categories have been established for levels of giving:

  • Founders – $200,000 or more
  • Sponsors – $100,000-$199,999
  • Patrons – $50,000-$99,999
  • Benefactors – $25,000-$49,999
  • Subscribers – $10,000-$24,999
  • Advocates – $5,000-$9,999
  • Friends – $1,000-$4,999
  • Supporters – $100-$999

Gifts of $1,000 or more also establish the donor(s) as a Life Member of the Lincoln Motor Car Foundation. Individuals with LMCF Life Membership Cards are entitled to free admission into the Gilmore Car Museum complex during normal hours of operation and are eligible for the Ford Motor Company X-Plan, a partner discount program for new Ford and Lincoln vehicles. 


Naming Opportunities

A variety of Naming Opportunities are currently available with the option to be payable over five years if desired:

  • Major Exhibits – $50,000**
  • Smaller Exhibits and Showcases – $25,000**
  • Lincoln Dealer Wall – $10,000**
  • Engraved Walkway Flagstones – $1,000
  • Engraved Double Walkway Bricks – $500
  • Engraved Walkway Bricks – $200

Please note that all choices listed above are mutually exclusive for each gift. 

Please click here to see the Flagstones and Bricks Information Sheet

**Please click here to contact us for more information on these Naming Opportunities


Other Gift Opportunities

  • Fabulous Fifty Maintenance Fund – $5,000
  • Ongoing Maintenance Fund – At your discretion
  • Emerging Opportunities Fund – At your discretion
  • Building Endowment Fund – At your discretion (ENDOWMENT FUND GIFTS WILL BE MATCHED BY A TRUSTEE)

Please note that all choices listed above are mutually exclusive for each gift.