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
  • Dominion Energy
  • Nucor Corporation
  • Anita G. Zucker
$1,000,000+
  • Anonymous (international corporation)
  • Blackbaud, Inc.
  • BlueCross BlueShield of SC
  • BMW Group
  • BP
  • City of North Charleston
  • Susu and George Dean Johnson
  • Johnson Controls
  • George Loening
  • Spaulding-Paolozzi Foundation
  • The Andrew W. Mellon 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
  • WestRock Foundation
$300,000+
  • (Anonymous) Family Fund*
  • Linda Ketner
  • Ben and Kelly Navarro and Sherman Financial Group
  • 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
  • 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
  • Stavros Niarchos Foundation
$100,000+
  • Ambassador J. Brady Anderson and Mrs. Betty Anderson
  • Hyman and Marietta Bielsky
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Jedd and Dara Canty
  • 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
  • Lowe
  • Martha Rivers Ingram Advised Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
  • Halle and Jeff Tecco
  • 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
  • Henry and Susu Smythe
  • The Jaharis Family Foundation
  • The Self Family Foundation
  • Minor and Hal Shaw
  • The Anne and Ronald Abramson Family Foundation
$25,000+
  • Judith F. Aidoo
  • Anthea and Robert Bowen
  • R. Martin Chavez
  • Derick S. Close
  • Dick and Dayna Elliott
  • Karl and Joan Gedge
  • Gail A. Gilbert
  • John I. Smith Charities
  • Hendricks Auto Group Dealerships of Charleston and North Charleston
  • Edward and Patricia Legasey
  • Lowcountry Unity Fund*
  • Keith and Susanne Riley Emge and Family
  • Macquarie Group
  • Erwin and Nancy Maddrey
  • Samuel Freeman Charitable Trust
  • Herb Silverman and Sharon Fratepietro
  • Henry and Susu Smythe
  • Springs Close Foundation
  • Josh Steiner and Antionette Delruelle
  • Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Sullivan
  • 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