Thank You to Founders Fund Donors

The Founders Fund supports museum planning, design, construction, exhibits and programs. The Board and staff of the museum are deeply grateful for the significant investments made by individuals, corporations and foundations.

$5,000,000+
  • Lilly Endowment Inc.
  • Rosalind and Jerry Richardson
$2,000,000+
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Anita G. Zucker
$1,000,000+
  • Blackbaud, Inc.
  • BlueCross BlueShield of SC
  • BMW Group
  • Johnson Controls
  • Spaulding-Paolozzi Foundation
  • The Darla Moore Foundation
$500,000+
  • Bank of America Charitable Foundation
  • Fluor Foundation
  • Harry and Susan Frampton / East West
    Partners
  • Mary and Mason Holland
    and Shawn and Jocelyn Jenkins
  • Carolyn Hunter
  • The Michelin Corporate Foundation
  • Morgan Stanley
  • The Boeing Company
  • The Gilder Foundation
  • Wells Fargo Foundation
$300,000+
  • (Anonymous) Family Fund*
  • SunTrust Bank Charitable Irrevocable Trust
$250,000+
  • AT&T
  • BB&T
  • Bennett Hospitality/Michael R. Bennett
  • John and Jill Chalsty
  • Ellison S. and Noel P. McKissick Foundation
  • Robert A. Faith Family Fund*
  • The Ford Foundation
  • Sheila C. Johnson
  • George Loening
  • Benjamin and Kelly Navarro and Sherman Financial Group
  • Publix Super Markets Charities
  • ScanSource, Inc.
  • M. Edward Sellers & Suzan D. Boyd
  • The Marva Smalls Endowment*
  • The Speedwell Foundation
  • Synovus Financial
  • TD Charitable Foundation
$150,000+
  • Denny’s, Inc.
  • Kresge Foundation
  • Charles and Celeste Patrick
  • The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  • Stavros Niarchos Foundation
$100,000+
  • Ambassador J. Brady Anderson and Mrs. Betty Anderson
  • Hyman and Marietta Bielsky
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Tony and Robyn Coles
  • CWD3 Fund*
  • Herbert L. Drayton III
  • First Citizens Bank
  • Patrick Condon Ilderton
  • Peter O. Lawson-Johnston III and Cain Hoy Entities
  • William Kennard and Deborah Kennedy Kennard
  • Linda Ketner Fund for Social Justice*
  • Martha Rivers Ingram Advised Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
  • Halle and Jeff Martello
  • Ben and Kelly Navarro/Sherman Capital Markets
  • New York Life Foundation
  • Pearlstine Family Fund*
  • Post and Courier Foundation
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert V. Royall
  • Select Health of South Carolina, an AmeriHealth Caritas Company
  • South State Bank
  • The Kevin and Caroline Ellis Pennington Charitable Fund of the Ayco Charitable Foundation
  • Volvo
$50,000+
  • Bill and Valerie Barnet
  • Kay Calvert
  • David J. Grain
  • Guggenheim Family and Corporate Interests
  • International Longshoremen’s Association South Atlantic & Gulf Coast Districts
  • Brenda Lauderback and Boyd Wright
  • Peter O. Lawson-Johnston, II
  • Mr. and Mrs. Mike Riordan
  • The Self Family Foundation
  • Minor and Hal Shaw
  • The Anne and Ronald Abramson Family Foundation
$25,000+
  • Judith F. Aidoo
  • R. Martin Chavez
  • Derick S. Close
  • Dick and Dayna Elliott
  • Edward and Patricia Legasey
  • Erwin and Nancy Maddrey
  • Josh Steiner and Antionette Delruelle
  • Karl and Joan Gedge
  • Lowcountry Unity Fund
  • Macquarie Group
  • Keith and Susanne Riley Emge and Family
  • Samuel Freeman Charitable Trust
  • Springs Close Foundation
  • Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Sullivan
  • The Jaharis Family Foundation
  • Turner Foundation
  • Womble Bond Dickinson
$10,000+
  • AFLAC
  • Amr and Shirin Charitable Giving Fund
  • James and Sonja Bartlett
  • Jacqueline B. Mars
  • Ron McCray
  • Jyothsna Natauri
  • Raymond James Financial
  • Elizabeth Sarnoff-Cohen
  • Srinija Srinivasan
  • The Joanna Foundation
  • Joe Weatherly

* indicates fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC