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Help the Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum continue to grow and flourish. We are grateful to all of our benefactors who contribute towards keeping us strong. All proceeds are directly reinvested towards our educational programs and facility maintenance.



Cash Gifts

Cash gifts can be made in person. Please make checks payable to Morgan State University Foundation. It is important to also write in the "memo" section of the check "Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum." 




Pledges are formal statements of intent to give.  With your pledge, you may complete your gift by making regular payments over time. Each payment on your pledge within the tax year may be tax-deductible to the extent of the law. Please contact us by calling 443-885-5300 to discuss your pledge or e-mailing




Gifts-in-kind are non-monetary items of tangible personal property such as art, collectibles, books, clothing, equipment, software, and other personal assets or materials. Please contact us by calling 443-885-5300 to discuss your pledge or e-mailing to discuss the nature of your gift and to determine the best avenue for your donation.



Acceptance Policy

Acceptance of gifts-in-kind will be made on a case-by-case basis dependent upon need, restrictions, cost, maintenance, delivery, storage availability, and other pertinent factors. Please contact with a description of the property you wish to donate, photographs and any other pertinent information relevant to the offer.  Morgan State University may opt to decline a gift of property to the museum if the property does not align with the acquisition priorities.  If accepted, you will be provided with a Deed of Gift form to sign and return, and you will be guided through the appraisal process if required.



Appraisal Guides

As required by the Internal Revenue Service, it is the donor's responsibility to provide, at the donor's expense, an appraisal by a qualified, independent appraiser for gifts-in-kind valued over $5,000. Appraisals must be current (no older than 60 days) in order to substantiate the fair market value of the items donated. JELMA personnel are not qualified appraisers, and federal regulations do not permit the university to give appraisals or estimations of value.




It is the responsibility of the donors to pack, ship and/or deliver in-kind gifts if accepted. All fees related to shipping and insurance during transit are at the donor's expense.

Donations and Support

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