Old Dillard Foundation
The resources and vision to accomplish our goals takes the support of many people throughout the community. At the top of our list of supporters is the Old Dillard Foundation, Inc. The Foundation not only functions as the financial and fundraising arm of the Old Dillard Museum, and the chief means of recruiting volunteers, but is also responsible for guiding, preserving and expanding the museum’s permanent collection.
The Foundation works to emphasize the Museum’s cultural impact through community outreach that develops working partnerships, fosters cultural and financial investment and opens opportunities for engagement on a local, regional and international scope. They are ambassadors of the rich and exciting heritage of the African-American community of Fort Lauderdale.
Foundation Mission Statement
From the outset, our goal has been to facilitate collaborative relationships and actions that allow and assure sustainable resources to support successful museum programs and projects that celebrate the pride, history and culture of the African-American community. We strive to be widely recognized for board excellence in governance, fundraising and stewardship in support of African-American heritage and culture.
Board of Directors
Patricia G. West, President │ Judi Hamilton, Vice President │ Odessa Striggles Bennett, Secretary │ Irvin Minney, Treasurer
Earlene Striggles Horne | Easton Harrison | Noel Hyatt | Julia McElvy | Brittany Ross | Dr. Denise St. Patrick Bell | Dr. Dierdre S. Wilson
Gale Butler | Leslie Carhart | Bobby Henry Sr. | Tiffany McNealy | Raleigh R. Rawls, Esq. | Levi G. Williams, Esq. | Cory Witherspoon
James D. Bradley | Dr. Carl M. Crawford | Mary Black Rizor