Benefiting the Annual Burroughs-Wright Fellowship

Cultivating Future Museum Professionals

silent auction

The Association of African American Museums (AAAM) will hold its 41st annual conference August 7-10, 2019 in Jackson, MS, hosted by the Jackson State University, Margaret Walker Center.  The AAAM Board of Directors and Executive Director, Vedet R. Coleman-Robinson, seek your support of our 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 Westin JacksonAugust 7-10, 2019.  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 Mississippi Civil Rights Museum on August 9, 2019.  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?  If so, please register your item(s) for our Silent Auction today.

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!


Submission Deadline: JULY 20, 2019