The Mint Museum is fortunate to have seven active, engaged affiliate organizations, as well as one important special interest groups devoted to supporting The Mint. Together, these alliances provide our members even more opportunities to become involved and contribute to the museum in meaningful ways. It’s our hope that these affiliates will inspire you to explore the variety of ways you, too, can more fully immerse yourself in The Mint.

Charlotte Garden Club

Organized in 1924 as North Carolina’s first garden club, Charlotte Garden Club’s mission is to encourage the love and knowledge of all aspects of gardening, horticulture and the artistic use of growing things through educational programs, garden tours and related community projects. Visit Site

Delhom Service League

The Delhom Service League was organized in 1972 following the arrival of Miss M. Mellanay Delhom and her outstanding collection of historical pottery and porcelain. The mission of the Delhom Service League is to create and develop interest in ceramics by studying the world of potters and their cultures, from ancient China to contemporary America. Learn More

Founders Circle

The Founders’ Circle is the national support affiliate of the Mint Museum of Craft + Design (MMCD). Its mission is to partner with MMC+D to promote appreciation of contemporary craft and design, build and strengthen its collections, and develop diverse, passionate, and knowledgeable supporters. Visit Site

Friends of the Mint

Organized in 1965, the Friends of the Mint stimulates interest in and support for the Arts. The Friends sponsor a series of lectures featuring nationally and internationally renowned speakers in the art world that are free to the public with museum admission. Learn More

Mint Museum Auxiliary

Organized in 1956, the Auxiliary supports The Mint Museum by raising money to support educational offerings for school age children and fund acquisitions for the Museum’s permanent collections. The Auxiliary raises money through its annual fundraisers, the spring Room to Bloom Celebration (formerly known as the Home & Garden Tour) and their Fall EnrichMINT Forum. Visit Site

Romare Bearden Society

The Romare Bearden Society’s purpose is to support and grow The Mint Museum’s permanent collections of African-American contemporary art through educational, outreach and social programs, with a particular focus on the works of African-American, Charlotte-born artist Romare Bearden. Learn More

Young Affiliates of the Mint

Established in 1990, the Young Affiliates of the Mint encourages young professionals to become involved with The Mint Museum. The Young Affiliates sponsor both social and fundraising events such as the annual Derby Days celebration, a viewing party of the Kentucky Derby on the front lawn of Mint Museum Randolph; and the Black & White Ball. Visit Site

Docents

Docents of The Mint Museum, the volunteer members of the Learning & Engagement department, lead tours and devote time and professional expertise to help visitors understand and enjoy works in the museum collections, the buildings and the special exhibitions. Learn More