Ways to Give

The National Toy Hall of Fame® at The Strong recognizes toys that have achieved longevity and national significance in the world of play and imagination and is an important resource for understanding the importance of play in learning and human development. In view of all this, the National Toy Hall of Fame provides a unique opportunity for philanthropic giving.

There are two ways to help the National Toy Hall of Fame extend its mission and expand its range of services to local, regional, and national audiences:

  • Donate hall of fame toys to The Strong’s collections. Contact Lauren Sodano, collections manager, at lsodano@museumofplay.org or 585-410-6320.
  • Make a monetary gift. Individuals and corporations interested in making a financial contribution for the National Toy Hall of Fame should contact Audrey Blocchi, institutional advancement services coordinator, at 585-410-6346 or ablocchi@museumofplay.org.

About The Strong

The Strong is a highly interactive museum devoted to the history and exploration of play. Through the National Toy Hall of Fame and its other key programmatic elements—the International Center for the History of Electronic Games, the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play, the Woodbury School, and the American Journal of Play—The Strong explores play and the ways in which it encourages learning, creativity, and discovery and illuminates cultural history.

The Strong is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization funded in part by contributions and grants from individuals, corporations, foundations, and state and federal entities.