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Two Mississippi Museums Campaign Donors


Donna and Jim Barksdale
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi
Entergy Mississippi
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Craig H. Neilsen Foundation
Nancy and Ray Neilsen

Committee of ’17

Butler Snow
Chisholm Foundation
Community Foundation for Mississippi
C Spire Foundation
Betsy and Kane Ditto
Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi
Magnolia Health
Selby and Richard McRae Foundation
Mississippi Power Foundation
Nissan North America
Ambassador John N. Palmer
Kathy and Joe Sanderson
Toyota Motor North America

Bicentennial Benefactors

Phyllis and Reuben Anderson
Atmos Energy Corporation
Baker Donelson
Baptist Health Systems
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Ann and Rick Calhoon
Catholic Diocese of Jackson
Cooperative Energy
Spiro Pete Cora Family
Herman B. Decell Family
Marcie and Bill Ferris
Foundation for the Mid South
Friends of Patt Derian
Hancock Holding Company
Phil Hardin Foundation
Horne LLP
Ingalls Shipbuilding
Junior League of Jackson
Kroger Co.
Louise and Luke Lampton
James and Madeleine McMullan Family Foundation
Carolyn and Richard McRae, Jr.
National Endowment for the Humanities
Janet and Luther Ott Fund at the Community Foundation for Mississippi
Phelps Dunbar LLP
Renasant Bank
St. Dominic Health Services
Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company
Hardeman and Thomas Families
Tower Loan
Terryce and LeRoy Walker
Wise Carter Child & Caraway
Leila Clark Wynn

Bicentennial Patrons

Pamela and Fred Banks
BKD CPAs and Advisors
Capitol Resources
Cline Tours
Cortright Family
Eastgroup Properties
Lynn and Stewart Gammill
Descendants of Anderson Griggs
Raymond James
Jones Walker LLP
Michael T. McRee
Mississippi College
Dick Molpus
Neel-Schaffer, Inc.
Lisa and Billy Percy
Judy and Bud Robinson
University of Mississippi
Friends of Holly Wagner
Watkins & Eager PLLC
Governor William F. Winter and Elise Winter


Chevron Products Company
Corporate Relations Management
Melanie and Mike Dowell
Michelle and Web Heidelberg
Virginia Segrest Hughson
W. Rodney McMullen
Jean and Tim Medley
Crymes Pittman
Hilda and Kirkham Povall
Jack and Lisa Reed Advised Fund of the CREATE Foundation
Volunteer Mississippi


Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau
Wilma Wagner Cleveland
Louisa Dixon and Jerry Johnson
Dr. and Mrs. Aubrey K. Lucas
Mississippi Historical Society
Mrs. Ygondine W. Sturdivant
Sen. and Mrs. Gray Tollison
Andrew S. Wagner
Kathryn Wiener
Ygondine Gaines Walker Family Trust


Dr. and Mrs. Richard L. Blount
Bruderhof Communities
Downtown Jackson Partners
Allison and Haley Fisackerly
Bill, Will, and William Goodman
Mary F. Miller
Mississippi Band of the Choctaw Indians
Ginnie and Luther Munford
Evander Schely
Mr. and Mrs. Mathew B. Smith, Jr.
Charles S. Young, Sr., Foundation


Amro Music
Libby Aydelott
Dr. David L. and Dr. Gemma D. Beckley
Mr. and Mrs. James R. Beers
Marshall G. Bennett
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Bowen, Jr.
Cooke Douglass Farr Lemons Architects and Engineers PA
L. Cord and and Erin Campbell
Lee and John Corlew
Annis Cox
Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Didlake
Donna and Brad Dye
Rita and Jerald Everett
Beverly and Ben Fatherree
Sunny McDonnieal Fowler and David Fowler
Jackson Garner
Elise Gautier
Joshua Green
Betsey and Tom Hamilton
Peggy and David Hampton
Therese and Bill Hanna
Armis E. and Patricia B. Hawkins Family
Gerard Hilferty and Jacquelyn Fokes Hilferty
Mr. and Mrs. Elbert R. Hilliard
Dr. Matthew Holden, Jr.
H.T. Holmes
Jackson (MS) Chapter, Links Inc. 
Guy P. Land
MMC Materials, Inc.
Anne W.S. MacNeil
Eddie Maloney
Dr. John and Jeanne Marszalek
Cheryl and Dennis Miller
Oscar Miskelly
Jeanne and Paul Moak
Dr. Louis F. Morgan
Dr. K.C. Morrison
Samuel B. Olden
Order of the First Families of Mississippi
Dr. Jackie Outley and Mrs. Lessie Dwight-Outley
Phoebe and Rob Pearigen
Dr. and Mrs. John L. Pendergrass
Cris and Trevor Pickering
Regina May and the May Law Firm, PLLC
Justice and Mrs. James L. (Rose) Roberts, Jr.
Brother Rogers
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Rosenblatt
Mrs. Ivous Sisk
Carolyn Vance Smith and Marion Smith
Sharon and Leslie Southwick
Grady Tollison
Thandi and Vangela M. Wade
Christy and Mark Watson
Col. (Ret). and Mrs. Thomas P. Watts
Freida L. Wheaton
Dr. Jesse L. White, Jr.
Rosemary and Sandy Williams
Judge (Ret.) and Mrs. W. Swan Yerger


Sarah Jane and Alex Alston
Mrs. John Anderson, Jr.
Bank of Forest
Martha Bergmark and Elliott Andalman
Katie and David Blount
Lisa Wright Boone
Dr. and Mrs. Bryant R. Boswell
Sandra E. Boyd
Liz Brent and David Kahn
Rolean Smith Brinson
Dr. Yvonne Brooks
Dr. Melanie Paige-Brown and Maisie Brown
Brown Family Fund at the Community Foundation for Mississippi
Brown’s Fine Art and Framing
Dixie H. Butler
Jean Butler
Century Club Charities
Lt. Col. (Ret.) William F. and Dr. Wilma M. Clopton
Toni Cooley
Lynda Ann Costas
Dependable Source Corp. of MS
Annis Guess Dickerson
Russell B. Dobbyn and Angela Haynes
Ouida and Wayne Drinkwater
Grace Dirlam Advised Fund of the CREATE Foundation
Family Research Association of Mississippi
Farish Street Baptist Church
Diane T. Feldman
Joe and Suzanne Files
Dr. Jo Freeman
Mr. and Mrs. John L. Gadow
Monica F. Galloway
Jan D. Garrick
LaFawn A. Gilliam
Mrs. Jerome C. Hafter
Dr. Jeanne Middleton Hairston
Hall Memorial Fund at the Community Foundation for Mississippi and Dick Hall
Susie Hederman
Dr. Fredrick L. Hickmon
Dr. Lee M. Hilliard
C. Alton Hollingsworth
Leigh and Gene Imes
Mrs. Birney Imes, Jr.
Mary and Mike Jabaley
Jackson State University
Mavis and Maurice James
Mr. and Mrs. Michael R. Jefcoat
Jennifer and Peder Johnson
E. Grady Jolly
Carmel and Bob Lampton
Anna and Bazile Lanneau
Tim Lawrence
JoAnne and Dick Leike
Jeanne Luckett and C.B. Carroll
Sharron and Johnny Maloney
David Martin
Dr. and Mrs. William E. McHenry
Dr. Leslie-Burl McLemore and Betty A. Mallett
Methodist Rehabilitation Center
Miazza Family Foundation
Dr. Thomas P. Mills
Mississippi Genealogical Society
Mississippi State Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Julie and Alan Moore
Frances and Cooper Morrison
Chuck and Wendy Mullins
Lesly Murray and Steve Edds
Oliver Nash and Jere Nash
Joseph J. Nash
Betsy and Bill Nation
Princella Wilkerson Nowell
Janice E. and John A. Obee
Denise and Bob Owens
Janet and Luther Ott
Dr. and Mrs. John A. Peoples, Jr.
Judge and Mrs. Charles W. Pickering
Margaret and Brad Pigott
Dr. and Mrs. Fred Pittman
Cindy S. and C. Ray Phillips
Sandra and Frank Polanski
Seale Pylate
Dr. and Mrs. Joel Reynolds
Rust College
Bill Schmegel
Robert H. Seyfarth
Bonnie L. Sides
Dr. and Mrs. Richard Smith
Linda Southward
Leland R. Speed
Store-bought Cookie Club
Bill Taylor
Tzedakah Fund at the Community Foundation for Mississippi
United Daughters of the Confederacy, Mississippi Division
Patricia Drayne Wagner
Whimsy, LLC
Jay L. Wiener
Mr. and Mrs. Blake Wilson
Kathy and Dan Woodliff
Julia Marks Young


Lucy and Stan Allen
Dr. Lee Annis
Deleslynn and Chuck Barlow
Dr. and Mrs. J. Patrick Barrett
Brenda and Robert Benson
David R. Bowen
Mary Helen and Bo Bowen
Jean Turner Brewer
Dr. Sarah Broom and Richard McKey
Hope and Bill Bynum
C. Paige Gutierrez and Gerald Blessey
Brandon Historical and Genealogical Society
Eulalie Rothe Bull Estate
Jean B. Butler
Nancy and Roy Campbell
Alice and Rod Clement, Jr.
Ruth and Sam Cole
Hunter Cole
Mr. and Mrs. William G. Cook, Jr.
Dr. Adolfo Correa and Dr. Ana Alfaro-Correa
Leigh and Jim Eley
Portia and Mike Espy
Charles M. Fitts, Jr.
Nan and Harry Fulcher
Claire Graves
Marilyn and Glen Graves
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon R. Kanofsky
Mrs. Catherine P. Klipple
Holly and Alan Lange
John Wilson Lyon
Dr. and Mrs. Ojus Malphurs, Jr.
Dr. Rowena McClinton
Dr. Marcella L. McKay
David E. McNeel
Natchez Historical Society
Shirley E. and J. David Orlansky
Marie and LaRue Owen
Dierdre S. Payne
Judge Mary Libby Payne
Dr. and Mrs. Ed Phillips
Pinkston and McLain Families
Nancy and Tommy Prince
Mr. and Mrs. William Ray
Becky Rhinehart
Malcolm L. Richardson
Dr. William K. Scarborough
Dell Dickins Scoper
Carla and Jerry Smith
Dr. and Mrs. James “Pat” Smith
Jeff Stancill
Mrs. Betty D. Stewart
Jim and Ward Sumner
Carol Taff
Dr. Juanyce D. Taylor
J. Peter Uehara
Jeanette Waits
Mrs. W.E. Walker, Jr.
Carla and Randall Wall
Dr. Joan “Snookie” Weatherly
Elizabeth Lyon Webb
Sandra H. and Charles S. West
Lydia West
Rebecca and Mark Wiggs
Mr. and Mrs. Billy R. Wiseman
Ellis Wisner
Margaret Wodetzki and Richard Johnson

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Dr. and Mrs. Eric Balfour
Sarah Campbell
Karan and Eric Clark
Abby Covington
Luke Dove
Mary Drayne
Glenn McCullough
The Honorable Lenora Prather