Founding Donors

Founding Donors

The museum understands the importance of strong community partnerships and collaborations and since opening has collaborated with over 35 organizations serving Mississippi’s vulnerable and economically disadvantaged children. MCM is committed to remaining accessible to our broad and primarily economically disadvantaged population by keeping ticket prices affordable and programs free of charge to all visitors. In the first year of operation, the museum had over 225,000 visitors, was awarded 2010-2011 Travel Attraction of the Year by the Mississippi Tourism Association, and had an estimated $18 million impact on the city of Jackson.

We thank all of our founding donors and contributors that made the museum a reality!

Voyager ($25,000 – $99,999.99)
Sojourner ($10,000 – $24,999.99)
Traveler Donors ($5,000 – $9,999.99)
Companion Donors ($1,000 – $4,999.99)

Learn more about our Founding Donors

Signature Donors
The Bower Foundation
C Spire Wireless
Donna and Jim Barksdale
Junior League of Jackson
The Luckyday Foundation
The State of Mississippi

Pioneer Donors
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation
Gertrude C. Ford Foundation
Patrick F. Taylor Foundation

Explorers
AT&T
BankPlus
Baptist Health Systems
Belk
Comcast Spotlight
Ergon
Family, Friends, and Colleagues of Dr. Ronald J. Kendig
Gannett Foundation and The Clarion Ledger
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Lamar Outdoor Advertising
Mississippi Arts Commission 
Mississippi Forestry Association
Monsanto
The Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi
Robert Pittman Family
Selby and Richard McRae Foundation
Small Business Administration
St. Dominic Health Services
Trustmark
Viking Range Corporation
W. K. Kellogg Foundation

Discoverers
Ann Gibbes Sours Memorial
BancorpSouth
BCI
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi
Clear Channel Radio
Denbury Resources Inc.
Entergy Mississippi Inc.
F.e.i.l.d. Co-Operative Association
Foundation for the Mid South
John N. Palmer Foundation, Inc.
John S. McIntyre, Jr. Family in memory of Anne Andrews McIntyre
Kate and Charles Irby
Kroger Delta Marketing Area
Maris, West, and Baker
H.F. McCarty Family Foundation
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mississippi
Sanderson Farms, Inc.

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