Preserve the Heritage...Embrace the Experience!
Preserve the Heritage...
Embrace the Experience!

Support Us  /  Sponsors

Join Hayti’s growing list of sponsors in the coming year. Program and general support are welcome and sponsorships are personalized for you or your organization. Hayti is managed by St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation, a non-profit 501c3.

We acknowledge and appreciate general and program support from

The City of Durham – The NC Arts Council – The Durham Arts Council – Mechanics & Farmers Bank – Duke Energy – Glaxo Smith Kline – ABC TV 11 – Piedmont Investors – NC Mutual Life Insurance Company – Buffalo Wild Wings – Sam’s Club – National Performance Network

Join the growing Hayti family of individual contributors!


Current Campaigns

Hayti launched a campaign in 2016 for support to install a permanent exhibit of Black Wall Street and the Hayti community. The exhibit, developed in 2015 as a collaboration between Hayti and the Museum of Durham History, was entitled “H is for Hayti” and was on exhibit at the Museum. The exhibit is being designed for permanent display at Hayti, in the Lyda Moore Merrick Gallery. Individual contributions will support the exhibit which will open in the spring of 2017. Future plans are for the addition of audio capability for the hearing impaired.

Individual donors will be recognized on a plaque that will be installed next to the exhibit. Contact info@hayti.org or 919-683-1709 for more information on how you can contribute.


A reception to unveil and celebrate this important addition to the Hayti Heritage Center is planned for spring 2017.

Annual Giving Campaign

These unrestricted contributions are used on a daily basis for operating expenses and where the needs and opportunities are greatest.

General Support

These contributions are designated specifically for general maintenance of the Hayti Heritage Center and upkeep of the grounds surrounding the facility.

Program Fund Support

These funds are designated to support specific programs. These programs include: the Lyda Moore Merrick Gallery Exhibitions, Bull Durham Blues Festival, Heritage Music Series, Kwanzaa Celebration, Raise-A-Reader Book Fair, Jambalaya Soul Spoken Word/Poetry Slam Team, Heritage Film Festival, and African Rhythms Dance Class and Aerobic Boxing.

Endowment Fund

These funds are designated specifically to match the GlaxoSmithKline Endowment for the Chuck Davis Dance Emporium and dance programming at the Hayti Heritage Center.

Pew Dedication

 A few of the pews in our historic Performance Hall are still available for dedication. Support Hayti with your pew dedication to a loved one, friend, associate, or organization. Contact info@hayti.org or 919-683-1709 for information.


Join Our Campaign for Sponsor Support!


Corporate or organization sponsorships of the historic Performance Hall are available with naming rights for: one year; three year; or five year increments. Add your name to this beautiful, acoustically flawless venue for patrons and visitors to see throughout the year(s). Contact info@hayti.org or 919-683-1709 for information.

Hayti presents nine core programs annually. Sponsor support is key to sustaining these visual and performing arts, arts education and community outreach programs. Let us customize a sponsorship package for your company or organization for one or more of our programs. Partnerships are welcome.




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