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

Current Sponsors

  • Alabama Bicentennial Commission
  • 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 – Endowment Donors

  • 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
  • Auburn University

* 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 ($10,000 to $19,999)

  • 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 $49,999)

  • 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 ($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

Kayaking at Meaher State Park

Courtesy of Brent Walker,
Kayaking at Meaher State Park

Great Egret

Photograph courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; photo by Steve Hillebrand
Great Egret

Landmark Park Buildings

Courtesy of Landmark Park
Landmark Park Buildings