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Acknowledgements

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture gratefully acknowledges our Founding Donors for their generous support. Founding Donors are donors who make a commitment of $1 million or more to the National Museum of African American History and Culture prior to its opening in 2016.

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PINNACLE DONORS ($20 million and above)
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The Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation



CAPSTONE DONORS ($10 million and above)
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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The Lilly Endowment



CORNERSTONE DONORS ($5 million and above)
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3M GE UnitedHealth Group
American Express Kaiser Permanente Walmart
The Boeing Company The Rockefeller Foundation
The Ford Foundation Target



KEYSTONE DONORS ($2 million and above)
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Bank of America The Moore Charitable Foundation/ Smithsonian Channel
The Walt Disney Company      Louis Moore Bacon Earl W. and Amanda Stafford
Robert L. Johnson News Corporation Time Warner Foundation
W.K. Kellogg Foundation Stavros Niarchos Foundation* United Technologies Corporation
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation    



MILESTONE DONORS ($1 million and above)
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Rodney and Michelle Adkins General Motors Foundation Colin and Alma Powell
Aetna Foundation, Inc. Goldman Sachs J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family
Aflac, Incorporated The Hartford      Foundation
Alfred Street Baptist Church Mellody Hobson and George Lucas The Prudential Foundation
Altria Group IBM Franklin D. Raines and Denise Grant
Anonymous* LaTanya, Zoe, and Samuel L. Jackson Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock
Jeff & MacKenzie Bezos James A. Johnson Deborah Sara Santana
BlackRock Johnson Publishing Company Sempra Energy*
Bloomberg Philanthropies JPMorgan Chase Foundation Bill and Tish Slattery and the Slattery
Dr. and Mrs. T.B. Boyd III and Family/ Robert and Arlene Kogod      Family Foundation
     The R.H. Boyd Company Kovler Foundation Gerald B. and Anita Smith Family
The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz The Reginald F. Lewis Foundation, Inc. Southern Company Charitable
     Foundation The Links Foundation, Incorporated      Foundation, Inc.
Caterpillar The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Patricia Q. Stonesifer and Michael E.
Kenneth I. and Kathryn Chenault     Foundation      Kinsley
The Coca-Cola Foundation McDonald’s Corporation Toyota
Dr. N. Anthony and Mrs. Robyn Coles James L. and Juliette McNeil Reginald Van Lee
Michael and Susan Dell MetLife Foundation* Verizon*
Dignity Health* Mark and Brenda Moore and Family Craig and Diane Welburn and Family
Andreas Dracopoulos Morgan Stanley Wells Fargo
FedEx Corporation New York Life* Anthony and Beatrice Welters and the
Ford Motor Company Fund Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated      Vincent Wilkinson Foundation
William J. and Brenda L. Galloway & David and Lucile Packard Foundation Robert L. Wright*
     Family Richard D. and Laura A. Parsons Xerox*
General Mills Foundation The PepsiCo Foundation  
     
     

*pending documentation

As of July 17, 2015