Help Support the Program

Your Donations Support

Placing Map Exhibits in All Flint Hills Schools

Funds are needed to help reach our goal of a map exhibit in every school in the Flint Hills. Contributions pay for 48” X 48” museum-quality exhibit including a full-color Flint Hills region map and educational side-panels of original art and age-appropriate text. This exhibit is the cornerstone of the Flint Hills Map & Education Program.

Website Education Resources & Outreach Into Schools

Donations also support creating and expanding the dynamic, evolving educational website resources, responding to student and teacher needs, and assisting in outreach and in-service teacher training.

Donor Recognition

All donors are listed in the Sponsors page and in appropriate print materials.  
Local donors are publicly recognized in each school’s Map Exhibit Dedication Ceremony, a regional media event with related press releases, and in continuing local outreach and in-service programs.
All donors receive an attractive Certificate of Appreciation - frameable for home or office.
Unless otherwise directed by donors, contributions are pooled as general program support to benefit both local students and all other school children in the Flint Hills as well. 
KEYSTONE SPONSORS (over $10,000) - Name/logo printed in the Sponsors' Section on all map exhibits in all Flint Hills schools and recognized in all Dedication Ceremonies.

For more details, see 
Donor Recognition Opportunities (DOC) and Donor Recognition Chart & Types of Sponsorships (DOC)

Sponsorship Premiums:

Qualifying donors can order a copy of the Map Exhibit or Components
During this fund-raising campaign:  In order to thank our donors while also fulfilling our mission to bring the map program to more schoolchildren and increase understanding of the Flint Hills, w
e will offer the following (does not include framing):

  • To donors at a level of $1600 or more (cost of the program for one school):  Choice of one exhibit component – map or side panel
  • For donors at level of $2500 or more:  Choice of one full main 48 X 48 exhibit (map + attached side panel)  

See Sponsorship Premium Order Form (DOC) for details.


Contributions to the “You Are Here: Flint Hills Map and Education Program” (a project of the Flint Hills Discovery Center Foundation) are deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Give by Mail

Complete and mail our Donation Form (DOC) along with your check to:
Flint Hills Discovery Center Foundation
Attn: Map and Education Program
315 S Third Street
Manhattan, KS 66502

Give by Phone

To donate over the phone using a credit card, contact Flint Hills Discovery Center Foundation office: 785-587-2729 ext. 211. Please state your gift is for the Flint Hills Map and Education Program.

Find Out More or Talk Over Possibilities

Email Emily Hunter Connell or call her at 316-452-1887.