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Raising Over $10 Million and Counting: How Mighty Penguin Helped Loveland Living Planet Aquarium Build a Science Learning Center and Plaza

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium's journey is a testament to the power of determination and vision. The Aquarium's founder, Brent Andersen, overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles to turn his dream into reality, and Mighty Penguin had the honor of joining him on this incredible journey. As part of our role, we provided strategic support and guidance to the Aquarium's team in their efforts to build a new Science Learning Center and Plaza, including designing a case statement, reviewing donor giving potential, and participating in expansion design and planning.

We worked tirelessly with community and public organizations such as Salt Lake County, Draper City, and the State of Utah, to help raise over $10 million towards the $30 million goal. Our efforts culminated in securing the lead gift from the Skaggs family, which facilitated several other significant gifts. Our work with the Aquarium exemplifies how we serve as interim staff while organizations are building their capacity. As their development team, we ensured ongoing fundraising efforts were sustained through the campaign, positioning the Aquarium for continued success with their engaging programs and offerings to the community.

Discover the Wonders of the World's Ecosystems at the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium

The Loveland Living Planet Aquarium, located in Draper, Utah, was founded in 2014 with a mission to inspire people to explore, discover, and learn about Earth’s diverse ecosystems. The aquarium is home to over 4,000 animals representing 650 species, ranging from penguins and sharks to giant octopuses and sea turtles. In addition to its extensive collection of marine life, the aquarium also features interactive exhibits and educational programs that promote environmental stewardship and conservation efforts. Visitors can explore the world's ecosystems, from the South Pole to the rainforests of South America, and learn about the interconnectedness of all living things. Whether you're a nature enthusiast, a student, or simply looking for a fun and educational day out, the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium has something for everyone.

Unlocking Your Nonprofit's Potential: How Mighty Penguin's Fundraising Strategies Can Drive Lasting Impact

At Mighty Penguin, we believe that effective fundraising strategies are key to the success of any nonprofit organization. That's why we offer a comprehensive suite of services to help organizations achieve their goals, including capital campaigns, corporate partnerships, major gifts programs, and interim staffing. With decades of experience in the field, we bring a unique perspective and approach to each project, tailoring our services to meet the specific needs and goals of our clients. Whether it's designing and implementing a successful capital campaign, cultivating long-lasting corporate partnerships, or providing interim staffing solutions to help organizations build their capacity, our team of experts is committed to helping nonprofits thrive and make a positive impact in their communities. With Mighty Penguin, your organization can unlock its full potential and achieve lasting success.