Mint Museum partners with Thompson Child & Family Focus

Campaign will bring gift museum memberships to community families

The Mint Museum has partnered with Thompson Child & Family Focus to provide gift memberships to families who may not otherwise have had the opportunity to participate in the Mint’s educational programming.

For its annual holiday “Gift of Membership” campaign, the Mint’s new partnership offers a twist to those who wish to give a membership to The Mint Museum as a holiday gift to a loved one: For every gift membership purchased by a member of the public before December 31, the Mint will give another membership to a family identified by Thompson Child & Family Focus.

Founded in 1886 as an orphanage, Thompson Child & Family Focus is a non-profit organization, operating three distinct campuses in Charlotte, that provides comprehensive education, treatment, and care for children and families in need.

“We are pleased this year to be able to expand our reach in the community in a new way, and to offer the Mint’s inspirational art and programming to a greater number of families,” said Hillary Cooper, the Mint’s director of communications and media relations. “Those who purchase gift memberships this year are truly giving twice as much as they have in years past, while providing valuable support to the Mint and its programming.”

“We’re so excited and very grateful to the Mint for providing Thompson’s families the opportunity to extend their children’s exposure to the arts,” said Ginny Amendum, president of Thompson Child & Family Focus.  “The Mint’s expansive cultural experiences will wonderfully complement Thompson’s current arts curriculum.”

The Mint’s memberships cost $60 for individuals; $100 for families; $45 for students and teachers; $80 for two adults; seniors receive a $15 discount. Memberships bring unlimited free admission to both museum locations year-round; invitations to special members-only events; free or discounted  admission to educational programs and classes; a 10 percent discount at the Museum Shops; 10 percent discounts at Halcyon, Flavors from the Earth restaurant and American Roadside; special rates at Flex + Fit; and reciprocal privileges at designated Southeastern museums.

The museum packages gift membership cards in wrapped gift boxes and mails them to the intended recipients; to ensure delivery in time for the holidays, givers are urged to purchase by December 14. They can be purchased online at For more information, call Martha Loftin at 704.337.2011 or email