1,000 founding funders--to validate the demand for the Island Archives project, and to set it up for a strong beginning. While the organization raises funds for project development and a permanent structure, its site selection committee is also in the process of identifying an interim location where they can expand their collection of artifacts and relics, and begin welcoming visitors in late 2020.A campaign is underway, seeking donations from
Directors of the Executive Board include co-founder and president David I. Muir, attorneys Charise Morgan-Joseph and Lloyd Stanbury, business consultants Clover Thompson and Karl Russell, CPA Leary Mullings, nonprofit consultant Andrea JohnBaptiste, real estate professional Sharon McLennon, and co-founder and Executive Director Calibe Thompson.
Along with inaugural activities toward the realization of the Island Archives, the organization's 2020 projects include a virtual Caribbean-American heritage month exhibition, and an ongoing virtual photo art project. These activities are supported in part by the Broward County Cultural Division and the following funds at the Community Foundation of Broward: Helen and Frank Stoykov Charitable Endowment Fund, David and Francie Horvitz Family Fund, Ann Adams Fund, Mary and Alex Mackenzie Community Impact Fund, Blockbuster Entertainment Unrestricted Fund, Robert E. Dooley Unrestricted Fund for Broward, Harold D. Franks Fund, and Jan Moran Unrestricted Fund.