The Cade Museum for Creativity + Innovation is moving forward with plans to build public exhibit space, and the project just got a huge boost.
Mary Cade, the widow of the museum’s namesake and Gatorade inventor Dr. Robert Cade, announced she will match every dollar raised for construction during the next year.
The “We Believe” fundraising campaign will officially kick off on Oct. 10 at a private event hosted at the museum.
The goal of construction will be “to build a 21,000-square-foot public facility to house exhibits highlighting the creative process, entrepreneurship, and great American inventors,” according to a news release. It would include an exhibit dedicated to the invention of Gatorade.
The location is slated for Depot Park, a Community Redevelopment Agency project area south of the remodeled train depot. The museum would rise beside a playground and other scenic elements.
“It’ll be one big, beautiful space,” said museum development director Leslie Ladendorf. “Right now, we have offices and classrooms, but they’re not technically open to the public,”
Fundraising over the past several years has yielded $3.2 million. $10 million is the goal.
Donations can be made online through the museum’s website, www.cademuseum.org.