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The Paper Industry International Hall of Fame, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Paper Discovery Center is a science and technology museum operated by the Paper Industry International Hall of Fame, Inc. We are dedicated to preserving the history of the paper industry and contributing to the STEM education of area youth. We rely on individual donors for 70% of our support. We receive no government funding or public support for any of our programs. Please consider supporting one of our programs with a cash or in-kind donation. Check with your employer about matching gifts.

Here are some of the ways you can support our organization.

Join our Family & Friends Program
Your Family & Friends membership supports programs at the Paper Discovery Center, as well as provides exciting benefits for you! Membership benefits include unlimited free admission to the Paper Discovery Center, invitations to special events and exhibit openings, a bi-monthly newsletter and so much more. You will also have the satisfaction of knowing that you are supporting a valuable educational resource that celebrates paper. With your financial support, visitors can learn and understand the paper industry – its past, present, and future – through a series of exhibits and activities.

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Become a part of the Paper Legacy foundation Wall!


In recognition of Paper Industry Workers Past and Present, the Paper Discovery Center is offering a chance for paper industry workers, past and present, to become a part of its Paper Legacy Foundation Wall. Interested parties can sponsor a cast bronze “brick” nameplate to commemorate their legacy. The bronze plaques will be permanently mounted on the original brickwork that provided the foundational support for the paper machines that operated for over one hundred years as the Atlas Paper Mill.

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Make a Multi-year Donor Pledge:
Multi-year pledges make it possible for us to plan for long-term projects, such as new exhibits and projects. Click Here to download a donation pledge card. Completed pledge cards can be returned to:

425 W. Water St.
Appleton, WI. 54911


Permanent Legacy Opportunity
We are searching for a Major Sponsor to provide an Endowment that would ensure the future financial viability of the Paper Discovery Center. This Center, unique in the world, has an outstanding eight-year record of providing much needed STEM Programs for K-12 educational communities and as a voice in the community for enhanced educational opportunities in an informal setting. The Paper Discovery Center and the Paper Industry International Hall of Fame also serve as valuable informational resources for the general community.

The management of the Endowment and Naming identification would be at the discretion of the Sponsor. Further details can be obtained by contacting Maria Costello, Executive Director, at +1(920) 380-7491.

Permanent Naming Rights
There are many opportunities for sponsorships with permanent naming rights throughout the Paper Discovery Center ranging form $1,000 to $2,000,000. For more information or a list of naming opportunities, contact Maria at +1(920) 380-7491 or

All gifts are acknowledged with a letter of appreciation, and on our Donor Roll posted near the Paper Hall of Fame in the Paper Discovery Center.