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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
Fox Family Foundation
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Oak Foundation USA


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A.J. Fletcher Foundation
BASF Agricultural Solutions
The Jandy Ammons Foundation
Merck Company Foundation
North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
The William Bingham Foundation


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Bayer CropScience
Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA)
BIN Charitable Foundation
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
C.M. Herndon Foundation
Corning Incorporated Foundation
Durham Academy
Durham Coca-Cola Bottling Company
National Science Foundation
United Therapeutics


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Bertsch Family Charitable Foundation Inc.
The Burt's Bees Greater Good Foundation
The Raymond E. and Ellen F. Crane Foundation
Mary Goddard Pickens Fund
Precision BioSciences
Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc.
E.T. Rollins, Jr. and Frances P. Rollins Foundation
RTI International
Silverback Foundation
SunTrust Foundation
Triangle Community Foundation


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Aptiis LLC
BD Technologies
bioMérieux, Inc.
Freudenberg IT
LORD Corporation
The McMichael Family Foundation
Merck, Sharp & Dohme
James Erwin Prickett Trust
The Grace Jones Richardson Trust
Romeo, Wiggins & Company, LLP
Syngenta Biotechnology, Inc.


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Bascom Hall McKay and Frances Clayton McKay Trust
Baskerville Fund
BB&T Insurance Service - RTP Region
Bordeaux Construction Company, Inc.
Brame Specialty Company
Carolina Meadows
Cato Research Ltd.
Comfort Mechanical Contractors, Inc
C.T. Wilson Construction Co. Inc
Duke Energy
Duke Pediatric Dentistry
EmergeOrtho PA
GE Aviation - Durham Engine Facility
Hill, Chesson & Woody
Measurement Incorporated
MetaMetrics, Inc.
Nora K. Nicholson Scholarship Fund
SAS Institute, Inc.
Sports Endeavors, Inc.
Stonewall Structural Engineering
Talbert Building Supply
University Club


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Snyder Watchorn Foundation, Inc.
Caktus Group
Edgewood Properties LLC
The Land Tradition
Moore & Van Allen, PLLC
Olive & Olive, P.A.
Teer Associates


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Alamance County Public Libraries
The Backyard Fund
Bee Murray Memorial Fund of Triangle Community Foundation Inc
Central Park School for Children
Communities In Schools of Chatham County
Durham Rescue Mission
Easter Seals Disability Services
Morgan Stanley Annual Appeal Program
Murdoch Center
Orange County Early Headstart
Pine Valley and Bowling Green School
Residential Services Inc.
Wright School

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Matching Gift Companies

Amazon Smile
Analog Devices, Inc.
Biogen Foundation
Bright Funds Foundation
CA Inc. Matching Gifts program
Cybergrants, Inc.
Duke Energy Foundation
Fidelity Charitable
Hewlett Packard
Honeywell International
IBM Matching Grant program
Intel Corporation
Lilly Endowment, Inc.
Merck Company Foundation
Microsoft Corporation
Red Hat Matching Gifts Program
State Farm
SunTrust Foundation
Target Corporation
The Clorox Company
United Way Matching
YourCause, LLC

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In Kind Contributions

Animal Eye Care
Barristers and Brewers, LLC
Big Spoon Roasters
Birdsong Brewing Company
Black Twig Cider House
Bold Rock Hard Cider
Bombshell Beer Company
Bond Brothers Beer Company
Boulted Bread
BoxCarr Handmade Cheese
Brothers Vilgalys Spirits Company
Brueprint Brewing Company
Buchi Kombucha
Bull City Burger and Brewery
Bull City Ciderworks
Bull City Olive Oil
Bull Durham Beer Company
Carolina Brewing Company
Carrboro Coffee Roasters
Catawba Brewing Company
Chapel Hill Toffee
Chez Moi Bakery
Choco Sweetness
Cloer Family Vineyards
Clouds Brewing
Dickerson Fencing and Landscaping
Dingo Dog Brewing Company
Dogfish Head Brewery
Duck Rabbit Brewery
Durham Chapel Hill Dietetic Association
Durham Distillery
Durty Bull Brewing Company
Elodie Farms
Fair Game Beverage Company
Farmer's Table Restaurant Group
Fermentology Foods
Foothills Brewing
Four Saints Brewing Company
Fullsteam Brewery
Get Lit Special Event Lighting
Greenwood Engineering
Harris Beverages LLC
Health-Ade Kombucha
Highland Brewing Company
Honeygirl Meadery
Interactive Playgrounds
Islander Ginger Beer
Joe Van Gogh
Key City Spirits
Lassiter Distilling Company
Long Beverage, Inc.
Mad Popper
MATI Energy
Melina's Fresh Pasta
Mellow Mushroom
Monuts Donuts
Mother Earth Brewing
Muddy River Distillery
Mystery Brewin Company
Mystic Farm & Distilling Company
Natty Greene's Brewing Co.
Nickelpoint Brewing Company
Oak & Dagger
Oak City Amaretto
Piemonte Farm
Piedmont Restaurant
Pompieri Pizza
POUR Bartender Services
Rabelais Wines
Raleigh Brewing Company
Raleigh Rum Company
Southern Peak Brewery
Starrlight Mead
The Little Dipper
The Spicy Hermit
Thymely Meals, LLC
Tobacco Road Sports Café
Tom and Jenny's
Topo Organic Distillery
Videri Chocolate Factory
Weaver Street Market
White Street Brewing Company
Wicked Weed Brewing
Wine & Design Durham
Wine Authorities


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