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, […]

The 2018 Founder’s Day begins Sat. 2/10 with a “Walk”

Reported from The Chronicle February 1, 2018 In remembrance and celebration of the founding of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the Edisto District, under the direction of the Reverend Dr. Norvel Goff, Sr., Presiding Elder, will present a weekend of events in recognition of its founder – Bishop Richard Allen, and the “birth” of African […]

IAAM to Present Free Genealogy Seminars Every Saturday in February

Feb 3 2018 Gullah Society and IAAM CFH

You Are Invited! The International African American Museum will present free genealogy programming every Saturday in February.[mks_separator style=”solid” height=”2″] Saturday, February 3: Gullah Society and IAAM | CFH present “Update on Anson Street African Burial Ground” and “Who Are Your People? Beginning African American Genealogy” at the Charleston County Public Library Auditorium, 3pm-5pm.   [mks_separator […]

IAAM Gets $100,000 from First Citizens

First Citizens Bank has generously donated $100,000 in the International African American Museum (IAAM), which is slated to break ground later this year. For more than a century, First Citizens has successfully served its customers while adhering to its fundamental values of “working hard, working with integrity, listening to what its customers have to say […]

Entrepreneur Carolyn Hunter Pledges $500,000 to IAAM

CHARLESTON, S.C. (December 21, 2017) – Carolyn Hunter’s $500,000 leadership investment in the International African American Museum (IAAM) is one of the largest pledges from an individual to date, moving the museum closer to reaching its fundraising goal and allowing it to break ground late spring or early summer 2018. Hunter, who was born in […]