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, […]

BMW Pledges $1 Million to IAAM

Orientation Theater IAAM

Next-door Neighbor Makes Major Investment in International African American Museum $1 Million Boost from BMW Pushes Museum Toward Goal CHARLESTON, S.C. (April 23, 2018) – Global automotive manufacturer BMW has invested $1 million in the forthcoming International African American Museum (IAAM). This leadership gift to the museum’s Founders Fund brings the museum within $2 million of […]

IAAM will stand where 100,000 slaves took first steps on American soil

Greenville News – March 8, 2018, Manie Robinson, mrobinso@greenvillenews.com CHARLESTON – A swift, cool breeze lifts off the Cooper River. It frisks through the crowns of the towering palm trees that line the paved walkway. Small boats wobble in the calm waters on the east side of the Charleston peninsula. A neatly manicured patch of grass […]

IAAM Receives $350,000 Pledge from SunTrust

SunTrust's Mark Lattanzio and IAAM's Michael Boulware Moore Visit IAAM Site

SunTrust Bank Charitable Irrevocable Trust Pledges $350,000 to International African American Museum Museum Values Align With SunTrust: Strengthen Communities, Elevate Diversity and Inclusion CHARLESTON, S.C. (March 2, 2018) – The International African American Museum (IAAM) is proud to announce a $350,000 leadership commitment from the SunTrust Bank Charitable Irrevocable Trust. SunTrust supports the IAAM’s commitment to […]

IAAM Receives $250,000 Pledge from Viacom Executive Marva Smalls

Viacom Executive Marva Smalls Pledges $250,000 to International African American Museum CHARLESTON, S.C. (February 27, 2018) – South Carolinian Marva Smalls, widely recognized as one of the most influential leaders in media, has pledged $250,000 in support of the International African American Museum (IAAM). Ms. Smalls noted that, “This is a unique opportunity to give back […]

Bank of America Pledges $600,000 to IAAM

Bank of American IAAM Model

Bank of America Pledges $600,000 to Support the International African American Museum CHARLESTON, S.C. (February 23, 2018) – Bank of America will contribute $600,000 to support the International African American Museum (IAAM). “Bank of America’s leadership investment is catalytic at this crucial juncture as we approach our planned groundbreaking this summer,” said Joseph P. Riley, […]