Every year, our supporters make it possible for us to fulfill our mission to preserve, exhibit, and teach the African American heritage of Iowa.

Their generosity helps us continue to offer unique exhibits and programs to thousands of Iowans. Thank you!

Please consider joining our donors in helping us continue our work by making a donation today.

2021 Donors, Grantors, and Community Partners

$25,000+

  • AEGON Transamerica Foundation
  • Collins Aerospace
  • The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation – Program Fund, Diamond V Donor-Advised Fund, GreatAmerican Financial Services Corporation Donor-Advised Fund, Roger & Thea Leslie Endowed Fund, Albert & Laura Strang Endowed Donor-Advised Fund, Fredrich & Gretchen Mellberg Fund

$10,000 - $24,999

  • Cargill
  • Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust Company
  • City of Cedar Rapids
  • General Mills Foundation
  • GreenState Credit Union
  • Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs – Cultural Leadership Partners Operating Support Grant, Iowa Arts & Culture Marketing Grant
  • KCRG TV-9’s Show You Care
  • United Fire Group
  • Union Pacific Foundation

$5,000 - $9,999

  • Alliant Energy
  • Bankers Trust
  • Collins Community Credit Union
  • Hy-Vee, Inc.
  • Kum & Go
  • McIntyre Foundation
  • Mercy Cedar Rapids
  • Prairiewoods
  • Target Corporation

$2,500 - $4,999

  • City of Iowa City
  • Country Financial
  • De Novo Alternative Marketing
  • The Gazette
  • Grinnell College
  • Linn County – Witwer Trust Grant Program
  • Rebecca Miller
  • St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
  • Skogman Companies
  • St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
  • TrueNorth Companies
  • University of Iowa – Stanley Museum of Art, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa Libraries, Office of the President & Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

$1,000 - $2,499

  • Coe College
  • Jennifer Conzett
  • The Eastern Iowa Airport
  • Enterprise Holdings Foundation
  • IMON Communications LLC
  • Benny F. Hawkins
  • Johnson County Auditor
  • Stephan Johnson
  • Kirkwood Community College
  • Christopher & Jane Lindell
  • Clay & Rebecca Lindwall
  • Keith & Mary Madison
  • Thomas & Lillie Moore
  • Mount Mercy University
  • Murdoch Funeral Home
  • National Association
  • NAACP Branch 4013
  • Network for Good
  • Ohnward Bank and Trust
  • Scott & Penny Olson
  • Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.
  • Solum Lang Architects, LLC
  • Bruce Teague
  • UnityPoint Health / St. Luke’s Hospital
  • John & Kristine Van Cleve

$500 - $999

  • John Bosley
  • John Brentnall
  • Cedar Rapids Community School District
  • Cedar Rapids Police Department
  • City of Marion
  • Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa – Thomas & Carline Phillips Family Fund
  • Corinthian Baptist Church
  • Ilene Crawford
  • Juanita D. Dennert
  • Kathleen Donnelly
  • Fellowship Baptist Church
  • Ben & Erin Hoover
  • Lyle & Ann Kleman
  • Kraft Heinz
  • Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church
  • Raygun
  • Andy & Diane Roethler
  • Thomas & Margaret Sears
  • Rudolph & Veronica Simms
  • Tanager Place
  • Abby Trout
  • Ruth White

$250 - $499

  • Cheryl Jacobsen
  • Donald Klingenberger via Alliant Energy Employee Giving
  • Judge Brown Jr.
  • Doris Montag
  • Mickey & Jasmine Wu
  • M.L. Folkedahl-Meehleder
  • Lucky Lotus
  • Anonymous
  • The Eastern Iowa Airport
  • Jung Family Charitable Foundation
  • Murdoch Funeral Home
  • Phelan’s Interiors
  • Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Community
  • JohnPaul Etchu Besong
  • Virginia Blair
  • Lydia Busquet
  • Laurel Day
  • Kathleen Donnelly
  • Philip & Jo Lavera Jones
  • LaShonda Kennedy
  • Nancy Kraft
  • Ronald McGraw
  • Martin Smith
  • Karl & LaNisha Cassell
  • Raymond James Charitable – MAC Foundation, Marilynn Keller
  • Jonathan & Amy Doerrfeld
  • Wanette & Stefan Doerrfeld
  • Katie Ellwanger
  • James Hamilton
  • Rev. David Polich
  • Tom & Margaret Sears
  • Peggy Stover
  • Karla Twedt-Ball

$100 - $249

  • AmazonSmile
  • Betty Andrews
  • Susan M. Armitage
  • Steve Berry
  • William & Verna Boland
  • Sarah Bond
  • Kingsley Botchway II
  • Katherine Breece
  • Phyllis Brooks
  • Kenneth Brown
  • Nancy Bruner
  • Noreen Bush
  • Joyce C. Carman-Baldus
  • Jeanette Carter
  • Mary L. Chapman
  • James & Paulette Clark
  • Jean Davidsaver
  • Charlie & Nancy Dudak
  • Anne & James Dunnigan
  • Stephen & Judy Fuemmeler
  • Happy Nuts RU
  • Jade & Brad Hart
  • Thushan & Jill Hemachandra
  • Dr. Lyell Henry
  • Dave & Dorothy Higdon
  • Robert & Karen Hoyt
  • Kay Jackson
  • Heather Jones
  • Phillip & JoLavera Jones
  • Jung Family Charitable Foundation
  • Donald Klingenberger
  • Lynn Koos
  • Kevin Kummer & Maria Ortega Kummer
  • Earnest Lacey
  • Robb & Dana Loftsgand
  • Lori Lane
  • Luter Designs LLC
  • David Maier & Matthew McGrane
  • Angela Martin
  • David McCartney & James Petersen
  • Steven Meehleder & M.L. Folkedahl-Meehleder
  • Mount St. Francis Sisters of St. Francis
  • Doug & Jen Neumann
  • Robert Nicholson & Mary Tarbox
  • William & Linda Nixon
  • Susan Novak
  • Kyle Phillips
  • David Polich
  • Horace Porter & Carla Carr
  • James & Jean Rogers
  • Rotary Club of Cedar Rapids
  • L.N. Schreiber
  • Larry Severidt
  • Teddy Shuttleworth
  • Marilyn Sippy
  • Ray Smith & Linda Black-Smith
  • Roger & Teddi Smith
  • Ana Stomp
  • Katy Strzepek
  • Slayton Thompson
  • James & Christine Walters
  • Reginald Ward
  • Ray & Jacqueline Wilson
  • Mark & Joyce Woldruff

$1 - $99

  • Ronald Adams
  • Kwana Alexander
  • Mike Allen
  • Rachel Anderson
  • Dan Barkley
  • Benjamin Bell Jr
  • Dorris Bell
  • Arthur & Connie Berge
  • Morgen Bermel
  • Jeremy Brigham
  • Catherine Broughton
  • Richard & Joyce Bruce
  • Richard & Donna Butikofer
  • Anne H. Carter
  • Rita Carter
  • Harriette Cooper
  • Judith Daniels
  • Monique Diaz
  • Samuel & Jo Ann Dillon
  • Madgetta Dungy
  • Susan Enzle & Gene Savin
  • Keniese Evans
  • Fern D. Fackler
  • Michelle Felser
  • Meryn Fluker
  • William & Jo Anne Galbraith
  • Glenda Guster
  • Sarah Halbrook & Bill Prowell
  • Vaclav Hasek
  • Hilary Hershner
  • Holmes Murphy & Associates, LLC
  • Wayne & Anna Holstine
  • Alex Hooks
  • Edward Hoover
  • Joseph & Beverly Horacek
  • Ashley Howard
  • Emily James
  • William Jamison
  • Rufus & Betty Johnson
  • Del & Rebecca Jones
  • Redmond Jones II
  • David & Elizabeth Kutter
  • Adam Lau
  • Laudable Productions LLC
  • Taylor Lescinskis
  • Thea Leslie
  • Kellie Lindblom
  • Yolanda Louis
  • Linda Lumsden
  • Sue & John MacGregor
  • Robert Manson
  • Rachel Marek
  • Genie Maybanks
  • Otis McGowan
  • Robby Mellody
  • Steven & Heather Mescher
  • Daniel Miller & Margaret Bailey
  • Mirror, Inc.
  • Aneta Misikova
  • Karen Morrow
  • Emily Moses
  • Laurel Murphy
  • Dennis & Gail Naughton
  • James A. Nickerson
  • Kate Noble
  • Carrie Norton
  • Elizabeth O’Brien
  • Todd O’Rouke
  • Meg Olsen
  • Todd Olson
  • Andrew Pace
  • Nicole Pedron
  • Joyce Pencook
  • Greta Pennell
  • Howard & Linda Peterson
  • Patricia Peterson-Levi
  • Andrew Piro
  • Colleen Powers
  • Danette Pugh-Patton
  • Michelle Quill
  • Sheila Radford-Hill
  • David & Mary Jo Rater
  • Vapordeal Sanders
  • Katherine G.F. Smith
  • Rita Soenksen
  • Erin Steffen
  • Terry & Marlyse Strait
  • Marilyn Struchen
  • Sherry Sullivan
  • Sally Taylor
  • Blake Tucker
  • Linda & Calvin Van Niewaal
  • James & Lindsey Whitfield Jr.
  • Beathricia Wilcoxon
  • Denise Willems
  • Adrien K. Wing
  • Meinard C. Wright
  • Amanda Young
  • Leif Zalewski