Tami Tyree gave a modest donation in 2008 to help organizers raise the millions of dollars needed to get a matching donation from the federal government in order for the building of the National Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington, DC to commence. It broke ground in 2012 and opened its doors in 2016. To date, her contribution is annexed in the museum’s history and she is recognized as a FOUNDING charter member. During the pandemic the museum shut its doors and courageously reopened Sept. 18, 2020. Ms. Tyree wanted to be among other stalwarts who braved this decision, and brought a small group of close associates and friends in October, 2020.