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 National Leadership Institute will launch in April 2020 as a professional development program of the Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC). SEMC will partner with the Association of African American Museums (AAAM) to pilot a new Leadership Institute clearly focused on leadership training for staff of small- and mid-sized institutions. The National Leadership Institute 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 JIMI Sustainability Fund
The Jekyll Island Management Institute (JIMI) is celebrating 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 development and growth of JIMI. For more information about donating to JIMI see the JIMI fundraising brochure.
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.