Partners

Generous Supporters

The Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum Project was founded by a partnership that included the City of Wilson, Wilson Downtown Properties, Inc., Wilson Downtown Development Corporation, and the North Carolina Arts Council.

Trailblazer $1,000,000 +

Kohler Foundation, Inc.
City of Wilson

Visionary $500,000 – $999,999

ArtPlace America
The Kresge Foundation

Innovator $10,000 – $99,999

Andrew Edwards
Brenda and Donald Evans
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations
Daisy Wiggins
Dawson Construction Services, Inc.
First Citizens Bank
Frank K. Webb Charitable Trust
Garland and Sandra Homes
Genevieve and Kenan Rand
H.H. and Martha Walston
Henry and Betty Lou Walston
Inza Bell Walston
J.C. Harris Cadillac
John and Anna Hanes Foundation
John Hackney Agency, Inc.
Kaplan Family Foundation
Ken and Kim Hill
Kiwanis Club of Wilson All-American
Martha K. Walston
Mr. and Mrs. James J. Edmundson
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Kirkland, Jr.
North Carolina Rural Center
PNC Bank
Southern Bank
Stone Creek Masonry, In loving memory of Landon Morris Bass, May 31, 2005-March 1, 2017
Telford Family Foundation, Inc.
The Dicker Family
The Wiggins and Moore Families
Transforming Health Together, Region 7, Community Transformation Grant
Wilson Downtown Development Corporation
Wilson Downtown Properties
Wilson Rotary Club
Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation

Dreamer $100,000 – $499,999

Barnes Motor and Parts Company
BB&T Bank
Capitol Broadcasting Co./WRAL
Educational Foundation of America
Evans MacTavish Agricraft, Inc.
Linda and Neill Conner
Lisa and Dudley Anderson
National Endowment for the Arts
North Carolina Arts Council
North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission
Gerald and Lois Skinner
State of North Carolina
The Vollis Simpson Family
The Walston and Kirkland Families
United States Department of Agriculture
Wilson County Tourism Development Authority
Windgate Charitable Foundation

Pioneer $1,000 – $9,999

3C Store Fixtures, Inc.
AXA Foundation
Ann C. Baker
Alice Adams Bass / Hilton’sMens and Ladies Fine Clothing
Dr. and Mrs. Frank T. Batten
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Barnes
Mr. and Mrs. W. Watson Barnes
James Batten
Jerri Walker Batts, In honor of Remi Smith Boyette
Michael and Veronica Bell
Paula Benson
Dr. and Mrs. John J. Bethune
Sue Ann Crute Blair
Catherine M. Boyette
Brittany Nicole Brown
Norman and Josephine Brown
Linda A. Carlisle
Jim and Cindy Cash
Susan Rose Clark, In memory of Ellie Rose
Anne Coghill
Dr. Samuel Cohen
Barbara Conklin
Charles L. Coon, Class of 1958
Rena and Stan Corbett
Steve and Mary Beth Coyte
Dick and Lou Ann Cozart
Tom and Sallie Cozart
Dr. Tracey Dawson Cruz
Robert and Emily Cunningham
Beth Sullivan Dawson
Patty Dawson and Cindy Boring, In memory of Ronald and Elsie Dawson, Eugene and Liz Kistler
Sharon Decker
Sue Powell and Neal Dieterle
First Venture Properties, Tom Corbett
First Wilson Properties, Johnson Bissette
Joshua, Hannah and Suzanne Borden Fisher
Susan Fleetwood
Alice B. Freeman
Folk Art Society of America
Wortley and Vance Forbes
David Bray and Frank Robbins/Fringe Salon*
Garris Evans Lumber Co.
Dr. Lynne Garrison
Betty N. Giles Charitable Foundation
Harriet Glover
Grant and Shannon Goings
Ellen and Bowie Grey
Shelton and Courtenay Griffin
David and Jean Haas
John Hackney III
Susi H. Hamilton
Alex and Nora Hargrove
Carolyn Lee Harmon
Randy and Charlene Harrison
Woody & Nancy Harrison
Harlow Z. Head
Hood Herring Architecture
Richard and Patricia Hudson
Meagan Jacobs
Tyson and Peggy Jennette
Ann B. Jennings
Kenneth and Wanda Jones
Melody R. Jones
Stefanie Jones
Stefanie Kahn
Kaplan Family Foundation
Susan Kellum
Mr. Thomas S. Kenan III
Susan W. Kluttz
SarahGray Lamm
Steadman Lanier/Belle & Co.
Steven Leder
Lynn T. Lee
Jane Lyon
Christy Dawson Maddray
Mary Margaret and Tom Rand, in memory of Mary Hooks Brown
Nancy and Bill Marlowe, In memory of Nancy Elizabeth Marlowe
Mary Duke Biddle Foundation
Dr. and Mrs. Mark Matthews
Theresa Mathis
Betty Rae McCain
Men’s Civic Club
Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Michalak
Dr. Patricia Mitchell
Jennifer W. Moore
Eldon and Bea Newton
North Carolina Humanties Council
Anne Odden, In memory of Robin Givens
Catherine Oliva
Barry and Diana Page
Beth and Walston Peters
Mary and Tom Piggott
James and Mary Powell
Mary B. Regan
Al and Janet Rehm
Brenda Rose
Elise Ross
Joanna and Frances Ross
Mary and Michael Sargent
Beth Searcy
Ruth Talley Sherman
Betty Jon Smith, In memory of my parents
Page and Eliot Smith
Ms. Agnes Speight
Stephenson Millwork Company
Eliza and Lee Stephenson
Ken and Joan Taylor
Thomas Law, PA
Kelly M. Thompson and Clark H.P. Schneider
Kimberly Van Dyk
Vaughan’s Jewelers
Bill and Kathy Vaughan
Diane Vick
Hearn and Janice Walston
Sarah Warden and Mike Kushner, MD
Linda and Henry Wasserstein
White’s Tractor and Truck Companies
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew W. Whitley
Amy Wiggins/The Nook
Jack and Sheila Wiggins
Steve And Leta Williams
Marcia Williamson
Chris and Nora Williford
Wilson Community College
Leon and Emma Jean Wilson
Jerry and Wanda Woodard
Anna B. Young

Discoverer $500 – $999

Reagan and Jeff Bell, In memory of Abbey and Bill Gibbons
Dan and Kathie Blackmon
Mike and Carol Bowen
Sarah Bowers
Steven Brice
Lori and Bill Caldwell
Linda Croteau
Brenda and Eugene Delsener
Mr. and Mrs. Sam P. Douglas
Susan Fecho
Miller and Becky Gibbons
Ann S. Griffin
Janet M. Hackney
Tom and Susan Hackney
Keith and Amanda Hamm
Larissa Harper, In memory of Eric Martin
Patricia Jones
Sherri B. Jones
Susan and Doug Jones
Scott Lamm
J. Whitfield Lee, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Levine
Jim and Shelia Majka
Huitt Mattox
North Carolina Folk Art Society
William and Diana Myers
Caroline and Coalter Paxton
Performance Heating and Cooling
Syndor Cozart Presnell
John and Dale Reed
Charles and Sarah Reeves
Tom and Jo Rhodes
Robert Rountree
Richard B. Sloan
David B. and Caroline W. Smart
Holmes Smoot
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Stronach
Bob and Kim Watson
Willie and Venzella Williams
Spurgeon and Sandra Youngblood