A special thanks is extended to the patrons who sustain the Metal Museum’s mission and programs through annual donations of $1,000 or more. Our Fire Keepers’ generous support helps us continue to imagine, innovate and inspire.  



Windgate Charitable Foundation



Myron and Dianne Mall

Tennessee Arts Commission



FedEx Corporation 

Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) 

J.R. Hyde III Family Foundation 

The Jeniam Foundation


Estate of Joanne Markell 

Keeler Iron Works, Inc. * 

David Lusk and Carissa Hussong 

Mahaffey Tent Company * 


Thomas W. Briggs Foundation, Inc.


Richard Aycock and Claudia Moise 

Douglas W. Ferris, Jr. and Dot Neale 

First Tennessee Foundation 

Richard and Nancy Prillaman ** 

Rotassa Foundation 

Bryan K. Smith 

University of Wisconsin – Madison 

Valero Memphis Refinery


Belz Foundation 

Michael Bondi ** 

Bruce and Maggie Campbell 

Richard Carr ** 

Friend of the Metal Museum (1) 

Pete Hill, Shona Johnson, and Workshop ** 

Jim Masterson **


Steve Auterman and Elizabeth Mall 

Betsy Bird 

Lewis Body ** 

J. Barron Boyd and Carol DeForest 

Sam and Deborah Brackstone 

J. Richard Briscoe (d) 

Joseph and Carrie Browning 

James and Louise Calandruccio 

Jim Cole and Suzanne Henley 

Scott and Meg Crosby 

Farrell Calhoun, Inc. 

Patrick and Carrie Galphin 

Garden District * 

Kacy Ganley ** 

Lisa Gralnick ** 

Pat and Anne Halloran 

Galen and Debi Havner 

Wil and Sally Hergenrader 

Homestead Real Estate Group 

Pete Jagoda **

Robert and Barbara Keeler ** 

Richard Kimball ** 

King Architectural Metals 

Dorothy Kirsch 

Charles and Nancy Kistler 

Frank Langford 

Lawler Foundry Corporation 

Jeffrey Lewis ** 

F. Andrew Mall 

Charles and Janie McCrary 

MCR Safety * 

Melinda Menke 

Montgomery Martin Contractors, LLC 

Henry and Snow Morgan 

R.J. and Susan Moskop 

Sarah Perkins ** 

Richard and Carol Ranta 

Bob and Claude Rogers ** 

Robert M. Sayre 

John and Catherine Shepherd 

William “Ham” Smythe, III 

Michael and Ann Spiotta ** 

Raymond and Margaret Tanner 

Chris Vukadinovich 

Simon and Jill Wadsworth 

Scott and Paige Walkup 

Jedediah A. Wallace 

Jan Young 

* Gifts include in-kind goods or services

** Gifts include donated art

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