Corporate & Community Support

Community Partnership Program

The CHOM Community Partnership program is a way for businesses, organizations and foundations to support the Museum’s mission while receiving meaningful benefits for your company or other charities you may support. The Community Partnership Program provides crucial funding for exhibits and programs, allowing the Museum to offer exceptional experiences for our visitors.

There are a variety of partnership opportunities to meet the needs of our partners. Your gifts will provide  support for programs, exhibits, Family Free Day and other events. 

Examples of Community Partnership benefits, when desired, include but are not limited to:

  • Complimentary admission passes and discounted memberships for your employees
  • Onsite activation opportunities
  • Cross-promotion
  • Exposure in traditional media and social media
  • Event Sponsorship

Contact us to learn more about becoming a community partner and supporting the opportunity for more children and families to learn, explore, and create together!

The mission of the Children’s Hands-On Museum of Northwest Illinois is to inspire all children and families to learn, explore, and create through interactive experiences.Thank you for supporting our mission!

Checks may be sent to:
Children’s Hands On Museum of NW Illinois
P.O. Box 366
Freeport. IL 61032


CHOM “Founders”

The CHOM Founders are those who responded to the Founders capital campaign in 2018, prior to opening our doors at Lincoln Mall in March 2019. We are grateful for their support!

Gold Level ($5000-$9,999)

  • Shirley & Dave Jordan

Silver Level ($2,500 – $4,999)

  • John & Susan Walt


Bronze Level ($1,000 – $2,499)

  • My Friend’s Closet Thrift Shop – Lena, WI
  • German American State Bank
  • Lena State Bank
  • State Bank – Freeport
  • State Bank of Davis
  • Battle of the Badges: Freeport Fire & Police Departments
  • Masons of Northwest Illinois
  • Dan & Nancy Schmitt
  • In Memory of Edward Vanderberg
  • Dovie Anderson
  • James & Shelby Bordner

Bronze Level ($1,000 – $2,499) [continued]

  • Chet & Claire Brinkmeier
  • FHS Class of ’67
  • Freeport Family Chiropractic – Dr. Roger Sdao
  • Freeport Recycle Store
  • Gwynne French
  • Golden K
  • Bruce & Kathy Helm
  • Kevin & Kaylee Jordan
  • Kiwanis (Noon)
  • Stephen & Susan Lafferty
  • Michael & Pamela Merry
  • Mark & Mary Miller
  • Dan & Diane Neal
  • Bridget & Peter Servatius
  • Steelworks Organization of Active Retirees
  • Francis & Doris Tiekelmeier
  • Joe & Diane Vaske
  • Edwin & Sandra Toerbe

Special Gifts & Support

100 Women Who Care – $10,000+ (2017)

CHOM “Community Friend”

Sara & Anthony Peska