Voices Inspiring Progress
Since 1993, the African American Museum of Iowa has served as the statewide voice for black history and culture. Now, we have an opportunity to amplify this voice.
As the city of Cedar Rapids updates its current flood control system, we have an opportunity to make other, necessary changes to both the interior and the exterior of the Museum while growing our endowment. These changes represent a chance to solidify the AAMI’s place in the future of our state. We need your support. We invite you to be a voice inspiring progress and join us as we raise $5M for these necessary projects (and stretching ourselves to raise an additional $1M to support our endowment). Make a gift today to show your support for AAMI and its mission to share black history and culture.
Voices Inspiring Progress Donation Form
Gifts may also be made by mail:
African American Museum of Iowa
55 12th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Please provide your name and contact information and indicate that you would like your gift to support the Voices Inspiring Progress campaign.
For corporate giving, please contact us directly.
Voices Inspiring Progress Donors
Join an incredible group of donors who have already added their voice to our mission!
City of Cedar Rapids – $1,377,000
Destination Iowa, Iowa Economic Development Authority- $800,000
Hall-Perrine Foundation – $750,000
Linn County (ARPA) – $333,000
Roy J Carver Charitable Trust – $200,000
Transamerica – $100,000
United Fire Group Foundation – $100,000
Alliant Energy Foundation – $50,000
Collins Community Credit Union – $50,000
GreenState Foundation – $50,000
Unity Point Health St. Luke’s Hospital – $30,000
Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation’s Cedar Grove Signature Fund – $29,168
Bankers Trust – $25,000
Cedar Rapids Bank and Trust – $25,000
Holmes Murphy – $20,000
Ohnward Bank & Trust – $10,000
Brie & Quinn Arnold
Karl & LaNisha Cassell
M.L. & S.M. Folkedahl-Meehleder
Diana & Joseph Henry
Benjamin & Erin Hoover
Nancy & Shelby Humbles
Mari & Joe Hunt Wassink
Abena Sankofa Imhotep
Rufus & Betty Johnson
Nancy & Randall Kraft & Roeder
David & Ann Lawrence
Marcia & Cedric Lofdahl
F. Louise McMaster
Kiley & Carry Miller
Scott & Penny Olson
James & Gwen Randall
Scot & Heather Reisinger
James & Jean Rogers
Sean Ulmer & Edward Stinson
Andy & Kerri Weigel & Neblett
Network for Good (Facebook Fundraisers)
Learn More About the Project
Voices_Inspiring_Progress_Learn_More.pdf by African American Museum of Iowa
Voices Inspiring Progress in the News
Renovation Campaign Seeks to Reach Statewide Audience
“True to its historical mission, the African American Museum of Iowa is in the process of transforming a potential operational obstacle into a $6 million fundraising campaign to fuel change and growth.”
Learn about the AAMI’s capital campaign, Voices Inspiring Progress, and upcoming renovations!
African American Museum of Iowa Brings National Attention to Iowa
The AAMI’s renovation plans were mentioned on an episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers. Watch the clip here. Seth Meyers’ and comedian Amber Ruffin’s joke, although played for laughs, helped share the AAMI’s campaign with a wide audience with more than 337k views online alone. Explore additional coverage here.
African American Museum of Iowa Plans $5M Renovation Project
CEDAR RAPIDS — A $5 million renovation project prompted by construction of the city’s flood control system will change the face of Iowa’s only African American museum as it launches a vision for a bigger statewide presence…. (Continue reading)
Flood wall prompts changes to African American Museum of Iowa
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) -Flood protection is prompting changes at the African American Museum of Iowa. A campaign is working to raise $5 Million for some major renovations. The renovations will shut the museum down for several months starting September 24th.
African American Museum of Iowa