Foundation doubles down on pledge to Charleston’s African American museum | Business


A prominent Charleston charitable organization for the arts and other causes has pledged another $500,000 toward the International African American Museum, matching a previous donation.

The latest gift from the Spaulding-Paolozzi Foundation pushes the project’s private fund-raising goal further below the $1 million mark.

The nonprofit was founded by the late Countess Alicia Paolozzi, who helped start Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston in 1977. It also has been a major financial supporter of the South Carolina Aquarium. The George Street foundation is led by Nigel Redden, general director of Spoleto Festival.

It took interest in the $75 million African American museum in part because of the…

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