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Important message: The Mississippi Children’s Museum is temporarily closed to the public in response to COVID-19.
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Ignite the Night: 10 Years of Fun!

Ignite the Night: 10 Years of Fun!

Every February, adults are given permission to play after hours at the Mississippi Children’s Museum (MCM) during its signature fundraising event, Ignite the Night. This annual, adults-only evening has a whimsical and exciting new theme each year. Each gallery comes to life with festive food, mesmerizing music, and amusing activities like photo booths with quirky costumes, mysterious guests, and creative cocktails. Hosted by the Mississippi Children’s Museum Partners, a group of volunteers and donors who support the museum, this is not your typical party. It is imaginative, entertaining, and, most importantly, fun!

On February 8, 2020, MCM Partners invites grown-ups to take over the museum for the most incredible birthday party in its history. Can you believe the museum is turning 10? Ignite the Night: 10 Years of Fun celebrates the visionaries, patrons, and guests who have made the Mississippi Children’s Museum THE destination for FUN for a decade.

By supporting Ignite the Night, you are helping the museum in its mission to create unparalleled experiences to inspire excellence and a lifelong joy of learning. Proceeds from the event provide critical funding for the museum’s operations including meeting ongoing exhibit and program needs.

Thank you to our Sponsors:







Mr. and Mrs. Jamey Burrow

Wier Boerner Allin Architecture

Fondren Cellars

Fresh Cut Catering and Floral


Tito’s Handmade Vodka

Clarion Ledger

Inspirations MS, LLC


East Group Properties

Jones Walker, LLP

Sunbelt Sealing, Inc.

Butler Snow

Degratia Charitable Foundation

Ginny DeHart

Sysco of Jackson

McNeely Plastics

The Arnold Sisters – Degratia Foundation

Raymond James

TEC of Jackson, Inc.


Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance

Adams and Reese, LLP

Marion Counseling Services, PLLC

Clark Beverage Group

Southern Beverage Company


AMS Services

First Commercial Bank

Spectrum Resorts

Belle Meade Medical Dermatology

Well Being Magazine

2020 Ignite the Night Committee

Lori Quarles

Gene Wright

Amanda Covault
Clare Dowe
Carole Richardson
Brittney Strong

Lizzy Abston
Joanne Mathison

Lindsey Gresham
Molly Griffin

Mary McNeely

Jenni Graven

Food & Beverage
Sallie Marie Campbell

Meredith & Graham Calvert
Joyce & David Marion

Kara Davis
Heather White

Beth Allgood

Silent Auction
Ginny DeHart
Lisa Jeffcoat
Emily McNeil

Katherine Bryant
Melissa Duncan
Kelly Joyner

Mandy Walters

Ava Warren

2020 Ignite the Night Hosts

CMP Management Australia

Freeman Water Treatment, Inc.

Kobs & Philley, PLLC

Simmons Erosion Control, Inc

Elizabeth Abston

Beth and John Allgood

Alicen and E.J. Blanchard

Crisler and Doug Boone

Tobi and Glen Brown

Donna and Clark Bruce

Katherine Bryant

Holly and Brooks Buchanan

Lindsay and Justin Buford

Melanie and Jamey Burrow

Meredith and Graham Calvert

Sallie Marie and Michael Campbell

Amberly and Matthew Collins

Amanda and Mike Covault

Puja and Jay Craddock

Amy and Bruce Crawford

Frances and Justin Croft

Elisabeth Black Culbertson

Barbara and Jason Craft

Margaret Cupples

Kara Servov and Brady Davis

Ginny DeHart

Clare and Steven Dowe

Mary Preston and John Dubberly

Susan and Frank Duke

Anne and Mike Dulske

Melissa and James Duncan

Tara Ellis

Lisa and John Fletcher

Shannon and Preston Francis

Susan and John W. Garrard, II

Stephanie and Mark Garage

Gretchen and Curtis Gentry

Leigh and Andrew Grady

Jenni and Brett Graven

Bettye and James Graves, Jr.

Billie and Al Green

Molly and Adam Griffin

Beth and Nick Hansen

Margaret and Jimmy Hays

Elizabeth and James Hays

Rochelle and Jason Hicks

Emily and Kern Hoff

Jeannie and Harrison Hood

Carter and Wilson Hood

Olivia and Jerry Host

Shelley and Chris Hughes

Tish and Haden Hughes

Lisa and Benjamin Jeffcoat

Ellen and Charles Johnson

Kelly and Walley Joyner

Betty and Martin Jue

Paula Kemp

Maggi and Lee Lampton

Holly and Alan Lange

Margie and Rick Largent

Lauren and Reid Lester

Rebecca and Billy Long

Abba and Claude Mapp

Joyce and David Marion

Lyn and David McMillin

Emily and Chris McNeil

Staci and Jeremy McNinch

Michael McRee

Ashley and Hu Meena

Elizabeth and Kerk Mehrle

Leslie and Ben Miley

Britney and Jimbo Moss

Melissa and Nash Neyland

Heidi and Mark Noel

Amanda and Scott Overby

Marcia and Bill Penn

Kim and Trey Porter

Katherine and Robert Puckett

Mary and Alex Purvis

Lori Quarles

Donna Reiss

Carole Richardson and Ashley Becker

Meg and Barney Robinson

Lori and Randy Sanders

Sarah and Jeff Skelton

Bethany and Lucien Smith

Janet and Charlie Spain

Laura and Tommy Stansell

Tiffany and B.T. Steadman

Brittney and Derek Strong

Lee Ann and Calvin Thigpen

Deborah and Philip Thomas

Jan and Andrew Townes

Todd Versteegh and Lauren Barry

Amy and DeFord Walker

Mandy Walters

Ava and Charles Warren

Anna Watson

Libba Wilkes

Gene Wright

Jordan and Adams Yerger

Sarah and Russell Young