When you contribute to SEMC, your dollars help build a long-term fund that enables us to serve our field and support the museums in our region and those that govern, staff and support them. 

All "giving" is appreciated! Here are some ways YOU can continue to support SEMC:

  • Donate to SEMC. 100% of the contributions we receive will support the work we do for southeast museums.
  • Purchasing a new, or renewing your existing SEMC MEMBERSHIP
  • Get involved! By doing so you are recognizing, supporting, and furthering the inspiring work of SEMC's museum community.

Thank you for helping the SEMC support Southeast museums!

All donations to SEMC are tax deductible

SEMC appreciates your generous support of our annual activities!

You can support SEMC general operations, the SEMC Endowment, the Peter S. Lapaglia Scholarship Fund (supports JIMI tuition scholarships), JIMI Sustainability Fund, National Leadership Institute, Legacy Society (Planned Giving), or other activities.

The William T. and Sylvia F. Alderson Endowment Fellows

Professional members and friends of SEMC are encouraged to make commitments of distinction as Alderson Fellows. An investment of at least $1,000 is a significant leadership gift, reflective of a personal commitment to the professional commitment to the professional association that has meant so much to each of us. Funds from the SEMC Endowment benefit professional development activities of the association and ensure future growth of the profession.

The Leadership Institute Fund

The SEMC Leadership Institute, a national program, launched in November 2020 as a professional development program of the Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC). SEMC partnered with the Association of African American Museums (AAAM) to pilot this new Leadership Institute clearly focused on leadership training for staff of small- and mid-sized institutions. The Leadership Institute, which will run again in 2022, is the perfect opportunity for you to directly impact the future of museums and museum leaders. More information on Leadership Institute sponsorship opportunities here.

The Martha Battle Jackson Fund

The Jekyll Island Management Institute (JIMI) celebrated its 20th year as a successful SEMC program in January 2020. JIMI seeks to provide affordable administration and management training to museum professionals. Contribute to the continued development and growth of JIMI as we prepare to relaunch the program in January 2022. 

The Peter S. LaPaglia Fund

Thanks to the generosity of friends and colleagues of the late Peter S. LaPaglia (co-founder of JIMI), the Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC) and Jekyll Island Management Institute (JIMI) are pleased to offer a tuition scholarship. This endowment fund supports the annual Peter S. LaPaglia Scholarship and operations of the JIMI program.

The SEMC Legacy Society

To recognize the generosity of individuals who have included the Southeastern Museums Conference in their wills or estate plans. SEMC has created the Legacy Society. Your planned gift will make a difference in the services of SEMC and the future development of our profession.

For a complete copy of the Gift Acceptance Policy.
For more information concerning the Legacy Society.
You can make a gift on-line below.
Or, if you would like to discuss a gift to support SEMC and its activities please contact:

PO Box 550746, Atlanta, GA 30355-3246
[404] 814-2048 office  [404] 814-2031 fax

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