Thank you for your interest in donating to the museum. When you give, you are making a deeper commitment to support the ongoing work of this important institution. Donations at every level are honored, and are applied towards planning, design, exhibitions, construction, educational programming initiatives, and public programs.

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Annual Fund

The lifeblood of the International African American Museum comes from supporters who choose to make annual gifts. No matter the level, all gifts are so important and we honor each and every one.

Be inspired by the words of former educator, activist and lifetime member of the museum’s Board of Directors, Lucille Whipper—who is dearly missed.

"Now don’t worry about what’s goin’ on right now you just decide where you can connect to do something about all of the problems that we face. Take a piece of it. Use it and do your thing." - Lucille Whipper (1928-2021)

Major Gifts

With the support of more than 1000 donors, we have successfully raised $96 million for our capital campaign. This allowed us to begin construction and it is moving at a fast pace.

It’s impressive and exciting. Every steel beam represents the hopes and dreams of citizens committed to building an institution that will change the world. We thank all those who have been a part this important endeavor. Our attention now turns to raising funds to recruit a world-class team and create extraordinary education and public programs. We are also building an endowment. The current corpus of our endowment is $7 million; by opening, we hope to increase it to $15 million. Here is a list of some of the major donors to date.

Please feel free to contact Ginny Deerin, Major Gifts Officer, to discuss opportunities. or 843 823-7650.

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The Board and staff of the museum are deeply grateful for the significant investments made by individuals, corporations and foundations.
Click to view our major donors to date.