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State Museum Foundation

Supporting the mission of the mission of the State Museum for more than 35 years.

The mission of the South Carolina Museum Foundation is to support and promote the purposes of the South Carolina State Museum.

In this role the Foundation will maintain an exclusively non-profit, educational and philanthropic structure. It also has an obligation to advise the Commission on Museum issues that will impact the Foundation’s ability to raise funds.

Purpose

The purpose of the South Carolina Museum Foundation is to:

  • promote the programs and welfare of the South Carolina Museum
  • promote sound educational programs and exhibits
  • give people in South Carolina an opportunity to become involved in educational efforts in the history, natural history, science and technology, and art of South Carolina.

Upcoming Meetings

March 28, 2024

April 25, 2024

May 23, 2024


 

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Meet the Foundation Staff

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Karen Hall

State Museum Foundation Director
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Kelsie Crocker

Donor Relations Specialist
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Kelsey Sadlier

Membership Manager
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Melanie Davis

Accountant

Foundation Executive Committee

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Rita Bragg Caughman

Board Chair & Executive Committee Chair
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Bill Quattlebaum

Past Board Chair
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Geoffrey Hardee

Board Chair Elect
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Rob Quell

Audit Committee Chair
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Blake Montgomery

Investments Committee
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Philip Simoneaux

Treasurer
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Dedee Rowe

Secretary
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Roger Blau

Emeritus
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Margaret Wallace

Special Events Committee Chair
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Jan Shackelford

Events Committee Chair

Foundation Board Members

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Davis Barnes

Board Member
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Maryanne Belser

Board Member
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Regina Brown

Board Member
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Charles Duke, III

Board Member
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Debbie Durban

Board Member
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Colonel Claude J. Eichelberger

Board Member
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Victoria Eslinger

Board Member
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Jim Faulkenberry

Board Member
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Tara Godbolt

Board Member
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Frank Golson

Board Member
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Emilie Lewis

Board Member
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Nonie Price

Board Member
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Pat Segars

Board Member
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Alexandra Stathakis

Board Member
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Rodger Stroup

Board Member
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Jamie Wardrup

Board Member

Reimagine the Experience

Discover more about the museum's campaign to 'reimagine' its permanent exhibitions and more.

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With your support the State Museum can continue to grow and provide our community with quality exhibitions and educational programming for all ages.

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