Mercury Women Exhibit Revamp - Be a Part of History!

Mercury 13 participant, Wally Funk made history yet again on July 20, 2021! The youngest of the group of trailblazing women, Funk finally made her dream a reality aboard the Blue Origin New Shepard rocket. 2021 also marks the 60th Anniversary of the testing that included Funk, Myrtle Cagle, Jerrie Cobb, Janet and Marion Dietrich, Sara Rately, Jane Hart, Jean Hixson, Rhea Hurrle Wholtman, Gene Nora Jessen, Irene Leverton, Jerri Sloan, and B Steadman. If you've been to the museum recently, you will have seen that the current exhibit is now out of date! With Funk's historic journey, IWASM needs to revamp the 15 year-old display.

In the coming months, we will announce ways that you can help make this project a reality! Stay tuned to the monthly eNews, social media, and member-exclusive newsletters.

Until then, every bit counts! We've developed a variety of ways for you to help IWASM further its mission to preserve, educate, and inspire.  Learn more below.

Monetary Donation

You can make a monetary donation to the museum online, by mail, or by telephone.

As a FREE museum, IWASM relies heavily on membership, grants, and donations. We know times are tough for everyone right now, but the CARES Act is making some changes to tax benefits in light of charitable giving.

Individuals can take a $300 above-the-line deduction for cash contributions to charities, regardless of whether or not the individual itemizes deductions. For additional information about the CARES Act, click here.

To make a donation online, click here! You’ll be directed to our online store, where you can make a secure payment with a credit card or PayPal.

Donate directly through the PayPal Giving Fund: Click here.

You can also use DAF Direct to donate:

A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a centralized charitable account. It allows charitably-inclined individual, families and businesses to make tax-deductible charitable donations of cash, publicly-traded stock and in some case, certain illiquid assets, to a public charity that sponsors a DAF program.


Donations can be mailed to the museum at:

1501 North Marginal Road #165
Cleveland, OH 44114

Simply call the museum office at 216.623.1111 and speak with our Executive Director, Sara Fisher. Donations can be made via telephone with a credit card.

Shop AmazonSmile

Shop online with AmazonSmile, choose IWASM as your charity of choice, and the museum will receive .5 percent of your total purchase. Click here to begin your shopping and support of the museum.

Donate a Vehicle

Do you know that your car is worth more than the “no thank you” you just got from a dealer? Turn nothing into something powerful by donating that car to Vehicles for Charity. All you need is the title and they will take care of the rest. It's safe, fast, and easy. And you may qualify for a tax deduction. Your generous donation will support IWASM. To learn how to donate your vehicle and help fuel the programming, click here.

Shop eBay

Visit our eBay page where we sell an eclectic collection of items. You can also visit our eBay charity page where you have the options to donate directly or sell your own items with a percentage going to IWASM. Click here for more information.

Have items you want to get rid of? Consider donating them for us to sell on eBay. They don't even have to be aviation or aerospace related!

You know what they say, "one person's trash is another person's treasure."

Submit a Biography

IWASM accepts biographies of women in the fields of air & space. If you are a woman who is currently a pilot (private, commercial, or instructor) or in a field related to air & space (i.e. mechanic, engineer, aeronautics, etc) we would greatly appreciate your biography for our archives. Our archives have been utilized by researchers and students interested in the contributions woman have made to air & space. We also accept biographies from family members looking to tell the story of their loved ones who have contributed to air & space. Click here to complete a biography form online or to download and mail in a biography form click here. We look forward to learning about your story!

IWASM Wish List

The International Women's Air & Space Museum also accepts In-Kind Donations. See list below for items currently needed:

  • Postage, mailing supplies
  • Office supplies, printer paper, etc.
  • Archival materials
  • Items for kids programs and events

These items can easily be viewed at our Amazon Wish List site here.