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A quarterly newsletter for museum donors and members, "At the Lorraine" gives updates on the museum's programs, initiatives, and direction. It also features profiles of donors, members, volunteers, and testimonials from our visitors and partners. Click icon to enlarge full screen.

Financial Statement

For accountability, transparency, and concrete results, the financial statements of the Lorraine Civil Rights Museum Foundation (dba the National Civil Rights Museum) as of June 30, 2020, were audited by other auditors whose report dated November 2020.  Click to see the financial statement.

Financial Statement

Four-Star Rating

The National Civil Rights Museum has consistently attained the coveted 4-star rating by Charity Navigator for demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that National Civil Rights Museum exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in its area of work. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets National Civil Rights Museum apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness. Approximately only a quarter of rated charities have achieved this distinction!

Commemorative Bricks

Recognize a loved one or community leader with a special brick in the courtyard of the Lorraine Motel.

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Endowment Fund

The endowment has been central to the museum’s growth. Our need for donor support is ongoing to ensure the work of the museum continues.

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Assisting the museum during special events and as a museum representative can be rewarding and exciting.

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Planned giving

Your long-term gift to the museum will be your legacy for future generations to ensure the dream continues through planned giving.

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More Giving Options

There are plenty of ways individuals and corporate entities can stay connected with the museum’s mission. Contact the Development Department at for other options, or with questions.

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The museum appreciates generous donations and loans of archival materials, books, photographs, clothing/textiles, audio/visual items, fine art and historic objects.

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