Our Donors

Your Impact

Gifts to the Museum directly support science learning by funding our most essential operations needs.

We’d like to thank our annual donors who support special projects and contribute over $600,000 annually to help make the Museum the vibrant learning environment you enjoy! Without the public support of Durham County, the State of North Carolina, and the generosity of these donors, the cost of Museum admission would be more than 40% higher per person! Donor support truly makes a difference.

Business and Foundation Donors

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Biogen Foundation
Durham County Government
National Aeronautics and Space Administration


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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
National Science Foundation
North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
Oak Foundation USA
Cultural Resources
United Therapeutics


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A.J. Fletcher Foundation
BASF Agricultural Solutions
Merck Company Foundation
Quintiles Inc.


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Bayer CropScience
BIN Charitable Foundation, Inc.
C.M. Herndon Foundation
Corning Incorporated Foundation
Fox Family Foundation
Google Fiber
Institute for Museum and Library Services
RTI International


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American Communities TRT, Inc.
Bertsch Family Charitable Foundation Inc.
The Burt's Bees Greater Good Foundation
Creativity Garden by ASTC/Disney
The Raymond E. and Ellen F. Crane Foundation
Mary Goddard Pickens Foundation
E.T. Rollins, Jr. and Frances P. Rollins Foundation
Silverback Foundation
SunTrust Foundation
Syngenta Biotechnology, Inc.


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BD Technologies
Central North Carolina Mineral Club
The Clayton Family Foundation
LORD Corporation
The McMichael Family Foundation
Merck, Sharp & Dohme
Romeo, Wiggins & Company, LLP
Freudenberg IT


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3-C Institute for Social Development
ABC 11 Eyewitness News
BB&T Insurance Service - RTP Region
Bordeaux Construction Company, Inc.
Brame Specialty Company
Carolina Meadows
Cato Research Ltd.
Comfort Mechanical Contractors, Inc
Corning Life Sciences
C.T. Wilson Construction Co. Inc
Duke Pediatric Dentistry
Durham Coca-Cola Bottling Company
EmergeOrtho PA
GE Aviation - Durham Engine Facility
McAdams Foundation
Bascom Hall McKay and Frances Clayton McKay Charitable Fund
Measurement Incorporated
MetaMetrics, Inc.
Nora K. Nicholson Scholarship Fund
North Carolina Science Festival
SAS Institute, Inc.
Snyder Watchorn Foundation, Inc.
Sports Endeavors, Inc.
Talbert Building Supply
University Club


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Duke Energy
Edgewood Properties
The Land Tradition
Moore & Van Allen
Olive & Olive, P.A.
Teer Associates


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Alamance County Public Libraries
Anonymous (2)
The Backyard Fund
Central Park School for Children
Communities In Schools of Chatham County
Durham Chapter Links, Inc.
Easter Seals Disability Services
Murdoch Center
Pine Valley and Bowling Green School
Residential Services Inc.
Shimar Recycling
Wake Forest Woman's Club
Amazon Smile
BD Biosciences Wright School

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Matching Gift Companies

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Bright Funds Foundation
Duke Energy Foundation
Eaton Corporation
Honeywell International
IBM Corporation
Lilly Endowment, Inc.
McKesson Foundation
Merck Partnership for Giving
Morgan Stanley
Pfizer Foundation
Red Hat
State Farm Companies Foundation
SunTrust Foundation
Thomson Reuters
The Walmart Foundation

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In Kind Contributions

Alley Twenty-Six
Animal Eye Care
Barristers and Brewers, LLC
Bitwater Farms, Inc.
Black Twig Cider House
Bordeaux Fine and Rare Wines
BoxCarr Handmade Cheese
Brothers Vilgalys Spirits Company
Bull City Ciderworks
Bull City Homebrew
Bull Durham Beer Company
Chez Moi Bakery
Cocoa Cinnamon
Dingo Dog Brewing Company
Durham Co-Op
Escazu Artisan Chocolates
Fair Game Beverage Co
Farmer’s Table Restaurant Group
The Fearrington House
Four Saints Brewing Company
Freedom Beverage Company
Fullsteam Brewing Company
George-Anne Greath
Joe Van Gogh
Honey Girl Meadery
Little Dipper: Fondue on Main
Mediterranean Deli
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Mother Earth Brewing
Muddy River Distillery
NCSU Food Science Club
NC Soy Bean Producers Association
New Belgium Brewing
One Hope Wine
Oval Park Grille
Parker and Otis
Pebble Brook Distillery
Piemonte Farm
Ponysaurus Brewing
Queen of Wines
Raleigh Brewing Company
Soul Cocina
Southern Harvest Catering
Starrlight Mead
Trader Joe’s
Triangle Seafood
Two Chicks Farm
Videri Chocolate Factory
Weaver Street Market
Westgate Wine
Wine Authorities
White Street Brewing Company


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