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The following donors provided generous financial support for the creation and development of the Encyclopedia of Alabama:

Current Sponsors

Alabama State Department of Education
Auburn University
The University of Alabama
Vulcan Materials Company
The Daniel Foundation of Alabama
Alabama Power Company
Alabama Humanities Foundation
Hill Crest Foundation

Challenge Grant Donors

The Encyclopedia of Alabama has been awarded a $425,000 Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The following individuals and organizations have generously made a donation in support of the three-to-one match the challenge requires. The grant and matching funds will create an endowment for the long-term support of EOA.

George and Leah Atkins
Christopher Maloney and Margaret Brown
James and Joyce Cauthen
Jessica Crutchfield
Robin Fabel
Alston and Anne Fitts
John Floyd
Wayne and Dorothy Flynt
Carl Grafton and Anne Permaloff
Laurel Hendrix
Laura Newland Hill
Karen McCauley
Chris and Leah O'Gwynn
Leslie Ward
Wells Fargo Foundation

Founding Partners ($200,000 and above)

U.S. Small Business Administration*
Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
Alabama State Department of Education

* This project is funded by a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). SBA's funding should not be construed as an endorsement of any products, opinions, or services. All SBA-funded projects are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.

Founding Investors ($100,000 to $199,999)

The Daniel Foundation of Alabama
Robert R. Meyer Foundation
The University of Alabama
Susan Mott Webb Charitable Trust

Founding Patrons ($50,000 to $99,999)

Alabama Power Company
Jefferson County Community Arts Fund (administered by the Cultural Alliance of Greater Alabama)
Economic Development Partnership of Alabama Foundation
Wachovia Foundation
Southern Progress Corporation
Energen Corporation
Vulcan Materials Company

Founding Benefactors ($20,000 to $49,999)

Regions Bank
National Endowment for the Humanities
Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham
Hugh Kaul Foundation
Sybil H. Smith Charitable Trust

Founding Sponsors ($10,000 to $19,999)

Alabama State Council on the Arts
Bankhead Foundation
Stewart Dansby
Dr. John Durr Elmore in memory of Marilyn Williams Elmore
Friend/Elsas Fund in honor of Dr. Wayne Flynt

Founding Donors ($1,000 to $9,999)

Rucker and Margaret Agee Fund
Kay and Eddie Aldridge
Balch & Bingham
Lynne Berry
Joey Brackner and Eileen Knott
Ehney Addison Camp, Jr. and Mildred Fletcher Tillman Camp Foundation
CityScapes, L.L.C.
Pam and John Floyd
Gaines, Wolter & Kinney, P.C.
Lisa Paden and Rad Gaines
Mr. and Mrs. Reginald T. Hamner
James P. Hayes, Jr.
Dr. Elaine W. Hughes
Jeanetta and William Keller
Alane and Rick Larimer in honor of Bob Stewart for his vision and dedication
Marjorie Paden in memory of Jack G. Paden
Goldie and Ned Paine
The Steiner Foundation
Lida B. and Robert C. Stewart
Dr. and Mrs. J. Edward Walker, Jr. in honor of Reverend Robin Walker Palmer and Dr. Leslie Walker Bickford

Founding Annual Donors (under $1,000)

Rosey and Tom Angelillo
Josephine and Brandt Ayers
James C. Barton, Jr.
Dr. and Mrs. Neal R. Berte
Frances and Houston Blount
Roscoe H. Brook III
Sibyl C. Bynum
Betsy and Lawrence Dumas III
Dorothy and Walter Fletcher
The Goodrich Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Wyatt R. Haskell
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Heacock
Douglas and Maureen Hill
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph G. Holberg III
Mr. and Mrs. Stanton B. Ingram, Jr.
William R. Ireland, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. James T. Kerr in honor of Eva Nell Seay Hearn
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Krawcheck
The Lanier Club
Janice and Mike Malone
Kristin and Scott Martin
Douglas C. Martinson II
Lydia S. McClendon
Mac and Christy McKiernan
Allen and Jean B. McMillan
Donald R. Noble, Jr.
Elizabeth and James L. Noles, Jr.
Linda C. Spalla
Janie Spencer
Mary Alice Toole