The Tubman African American Museum announced Wednesday four new pledges and gifts totaling $365,000 toward the completion of a new museum.
The museum has raised almost $3.5 million of its $8.5 million goal.
The gifts and pledges, ranging from $40,000 to $200,000, are from New Jersey-based E.J. Grassmann Trust, Atlanta-based James M. Cox Foundation, BB&T bank and the Tubman Torchbearers, according to a news release.
The money will go toward completing the 49,000-square-foot Tubman museum that sets unfinished on Cherry Street in downtown Macon.
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Karen Anne Briggs has accepted the position of capital campaign director and will oversee fundraising, the Tubman announced.
In addition, the Tubman has launched a redesigned Web site, www.tubmanmuseum.com, funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.