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help Sustain our work

There are many ways to support the Hayti Heritage Center through sponsorship, volunteerism, contributions, pledges, and in-kind giving. Sponsorship packages are available upon request.
Hayti seeks general operating support as well as support for specific programs and campaigns. Each of these program areas will be sustained with annual support of $2500 or more.


We acknowledge our volunteers who have contributed countless hours in support of Hayti programming: the annual Hayti Heritage Film Festival, the annual Kwanzaa celebration, Jambalaya Soul spoken word and poetry slam performances, the annual NC Jazz Ensemble Holiday Performance, the annual Black History: Artists’ Perspectives exhibition, and other visual and performing arts programs. We are very grateful for your tremendous support.

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In 2017 we unveiled our legacy wall, a project that began with a collaboration between the Hayti Heritage Center and the Museum of Durham History. That project, “H is for Hayti,” opened at the Museum and was reimagined as an installation at Hayti. The legacy wall was made possible by individual and other community support. Those contributors are listed below.

St. Joseph A.M.E. Church Durham

The banks law firm

Lewis H. Myers

Himidi Productions LLC

Larry and Jo Ann Wilson

Stephen A. Wainwright

Piedmont Investment Advisors, Inc

Earl and Linda Bynum

Bill and Heidrun Erwin

Edward D. Gomes, Jr.

Lois Deloatch

Charles Ruffin, Jr.

St. Paul A.M.E. Church Chapel Hill

Kevin G. Montgomery

Cynthia Mebane-Watts

Anna L. Wilson

Marjorie Diggs Freeman

Eugene Farrar

Howard and Lillian Lee

Reverend and Mrs. Casimir Brown

Durham Chapter, Jack & Jill of America

Reginald J. Leatherberry

Russell Blackwell

Endowment Fund

Endowment and estate gift funds are an effective way of ensuring the mission and preservation of the St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation/Hayti Heritage Centers legacy. 

An endowment of general support helps us sustain our 34,000 sf facility, anchor programs, and operations. Endowment funds may also be designated specifically to match our current GlaxoSmithKline Endowment to support dance programming and Hayti’s Chuck Davis Dance Emporium.

For more information on endowment and estate gift support, please contact [email protected] so that we can connect you with qualified financial professionals who will assist you on behalf of St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation.

Funders & sponsors

We acknowledge and appreciate general and program support from our funders and sponsors.

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