Membership Benefits

SAACC’s vision is to assist in the vitality of the historic Newtown community, among the oldest neighborhoods in our beloved City of Sarasota. The community has rich history and culture, and is on its way to becoming as economically vibrant as it was when nearly 100 businesses lined what is now Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way. We believe an African American Art Center and History Museum will be the catalyst that pumps new energy along the business corridor. 

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Membership Levels (named after African American pioneers)

  • $1000 Leonard Reid Family 
  • $500 Lewis and Irene Colson
  • $350 Neil Humphrey Sr. (Corporate)
  • $250 John Rivers
  • $100 Emma E. Booker 
  • $50 Mary Emma Jones

All membership benefits include:

  • Recognition in the annual report
  • Memberships are paid annually

The Leonard Reid Family

  • Recognition in printed materials
  • Free admission to exhibitions, receptions and events, advanced notice to special events
  • Tour guide option for exhibitions
  • 10% discount on purchases of $20+ at the museum gift shop (includes the online store)

Lewis and Irene Colson

  • Recognition in printed materials
  • Advanced notice to exhibitions, receptions and events
  • 5% discount on tickets to paid events

Neil Humphrey Sr.

  • Recognition in printed materials
  • Commemorative promotional item

John Rivers

  • Recognition in printed materials
  • Commemorative promotional item
  • SAACC poster

Emma E. Booker

  • Recognition in printed materials 
  • SAACC postcards
  • Pen 

Mary Emma Jones

  • Recognition in printed materials
  • Lido Beach mural photograph

SAACC is registered under The Sarasota African American Cultural Center, Inc. 501(c)(3). The Sarasota African American Cultural Center, Inc., is a non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible. Our IRS EIN Number (Tax ID) is EIN 83-3573603.