International African American Museum Ready to Run the Extra Miles

IAAM gallery

  CHARLESTON, S.C. (December 20, 2018) – As the year comes to a close, the International African American Museum (IAAM) team is reflecting on its exciting progress, optimistically looking forward to new challenges, and eagerly anticipating its upcoming groundbreaking. This August, thanks to the generosity of more than a hundred donors who made contributions ranging […]

Rosalind and Jerry Richardson Donate $5 Million to International African American Museum

schoolchildren and IAAM president Michael Boulware Moore

    CHARLESTON, SC – (November 1, 2018) – Today the International African American Museum (IAAM) announced a $5 million donation from Rosalind and Jerry Richardson. Focused on education, the gift is the museum’s largest donation from individuals. The announcement was made today at a news conference attended by South Carolina Superintendent of Education Molly […]

The Big One Done, Two To Go

IAAM Reaches $75 Million Founders Fund Goal, Turns Attention to Funding Programs, Education and Endowment CHARLESTON, S.C. (August 16, 2018) – The International African American Museum (IAAM) has reached its $75 million Founders Fund goal. The funds were provided by three major sources: $25 million from the City and County of Charleston; $25 million from […]

‘Rapid-response’ educator joins IAAM

By Paul Bowers Jul 28, 2018 The new director of education and engagement at the International African American Museum plans to do a lot more than guided tours. Brenda Tindal is the eighth full-time staff member of the museum, which is set to open in downtown Charleston in 2020. She comes to Charleston by […]

Founders Fund Gets $500,000 Boost from Fluor Foundation

CHARLESTON, S.C. (July 27, 2018) – As the International African American Museum’s Founders Fund approaches the finish line, it has received a $500,000 pledge from the Fluor Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Fluor Corporation. Fluor has had a presence in Greenville, South Carolina for decades. The $19 billion company, based in Irving, Texas, has nearly […]

Business and Technology Take Seats on the IAAM Board of Directors

Two New Board Members Include Johnson Controls’ Grady Crosby and Healthcare Investor and Rock Health Founder Emeritus Halle Tecco CHARLESTON, S.C. (June 11, 2018) – As the International African American Museum (IAAM) continues making great strides, its team is expanding. At the May 25 meeting of the IAAM’s Board of Directors, two new members were […]

Synovus/NBSC Pledges $250,000 to Founders Fund

Members of IAAM with Synovus/NBSC team

International African American Museum Receives $250,000 Pledge from Synovus/NBSC CHARLESTON, S.C. (June 5, 2018) – The International African American Museum (IAAM) has received a $250,000 leadership investment from Synovus/NBSC. NBSC, which was founded in 1905 and acquired by Synovus in 1995, has very deep roots in the state and a long history of supporting community […]

New York Life Announces Grant to the International African American Museum

International African American Museum at night.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (May 17, 2018) – New York Life has announced a $100,000 grant to the International African American Museum (IAAM) to support the development of the museum, including its Center for Family History, which is expected to begin later this year. The IAAM is scheduled to open its doors in 2020. “As a company […]

IAAM Receives $250,000 from Ben Navarro & Sherman Financial Group

Joe Riley applauds Ben Navarro

South Carolina Businessman Ben Navarro and His Company Pledge $250,000 to International African American Museum  CHARLESTON, S.C. (May 3, 2018) – Philanthropist and businessman Ben Navarro and his company Sherman Financial Group have generously pledged $250,000 in support of the International African American Museum (IAAM). The museum and memorial, anticipated to break ground late this summer, […]