Benefiting the Annual Burroughs-Wright Fellowship

Cultivating Future Museum Professionals

The Association of African American Museums (AAAM) will hold its 39th annual conference July 31 - August 4, 2017 in Washington, D.C., hosted by the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History & Culture.

AAAM board of directors seeks your support of its efforts to raise $10,000 for the Burroughs-Wright Fellowship. The fellowship is awarded to qualified university students and first-year museum professionals to honor the legacy of black museum pioneers, Margaret T. G. Burroughs and Dr. Charles H. Wright.

A Silent Auction will be held at the conference site, The Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street NW, August 1-3, 2017.  Auction proceeds allow us to further the mission of providing fellows with professional development, technical training and mentorship opportunities.

AAAM requests your support of the Silent Auction goal, through the donation of an item(s) valued at $25.00 or greater. Donors contributing items valued at $500 or more will receive two tickets to the closing reception at the National Museum on Thursday, August 3rd. Tickets are limited to the first 10 donors meeting the criteria.

Items in demand at previous auctions include: designer apparel and accessories, event packages, special event tickets, gift certificates, resort destinations or stay-cations, artwork and books. In addition to what is listed above, new ideas and items are welcome. Can AAAM count on your support to make this year’s auction a success?

The value of your generous gift is tax deductible and all donors are given prominent recognition during the conference as well as on the AAAM website and social media platforms.

Thank you in advance for your commitment and support of the Burroughs-Wright Fellowship!



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