NAWCC Financial Support

The NAWCC is committed to being the world’s leading, educator, and advocate in the field of horology and for everyone interested in timepieces and horological issues. In support of this, we house and curate the National Watch & Clock Museum (containing North America’s largest collection of timepieces) and the world-class Fortunat Mueller-Maerki Library & Research Center. We publish the widely referenced Watch & Clock Bulletin and Mart & Highlights in addition to books written by our members, who are experts in their fields. We also offer access to online forums covering a multitude of topics as well as local, regional, and national meetings and conventions.

Membership dues and Museum admissions cover only a limited percentage of the NAWCC’s operating budget. What really keeps the NAWCC successful are charitable donations, planned gifts, and business partnerships.

Charitable donations to the NAWCC are tax deductible. Donors are invited to make donations in any amount to either our Annual Appeal or the For All Time Endowment Campaign. Donations to the Annual Appeal are used to fund Museum and Library operations as well as building and collections maintenance.  Donations to the For All Time Campaign are invested to provide long-term funding for the NAWCC.

Learn about tax advantages of giving to NAWCC by donating appreciated securities or making a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) from your IRA. 

Donating appreciated securities

  • For detailed instructions on contributing appreciated securities to NAWCC, email
  • To learn about the tax benefits, click here.

Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) / IRA distributions to NAWCC

  • Please note that the check drawn from the IRA account must be payable to the NAWCC, a 501c3 charity. 
  • To learn more about a QCD and the tax benefits, click here.

Questions, please email

Planned giving is a great way to create a legacy. The most common planned gifts are those specified in a will, but they can also be in the form of charitable gift annuities, which provide income for the donor as well as for the NAWCC. Planned giving can also include gifting securities, life insurance, irrevocable trusts and real estate. For more information or to request a confidential phone consultation, contact us.

Businesses Partners can support the NAWCC through unique partnership opportunities that include advertising on our website and podcasts as well as in our publications. There are also occasions to sponsor events, exhibits, and conferences and thereby create connections for further learning and marketing avenues. In these ways businesses not only support the preservation and promotion of horological history, but they also reach new audiences who benefit from the NAWCC’s many assets. Please contact us for more information.

A copy of the official registration and financial information of the NAWCC may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling (800) 732-0999 within Pennsylvania or (717) 783-1720 outside of the State. Registration does not imply endorsement.