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Acknowledgements

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture is grateful to Congress and the American people for their financial support. The Museum also acknowledges the generosity of our Founding Donors. 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 Lilly Endowment
The Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation



CAPSTONE DONORS ($10 million and above)
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The Atlantic Philanthropies
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
David M. Rubenstein



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 Medtronic Foundation Smithsonian Channel
The Walt Disney Company The Moore Charitable Foundation/ Earl W. and Amanda Stafford
Robert L. Johnson      Louis Moore Bacon Patty Stonesifer and Michael Kinsley
W.K. Kellogg Foundation News Corporation Time Warner Foundation
Kovler Foundation Stavros Niarchos Foundation United Technologies Corporation



MILESTONE DONORS ($1 million and above)
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AARP General Mills Foundation New York Life
Rodney and Michelle Adkins General Motors Foundation Omega Psi Phi Fraternity,
Aetna Foundation, Inc. James T. and Juliette J. George      Incorporated 
Aflac, Incorporated Goldman Sachs David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Alfred Street Baptist Church The Hartford Richard D. and Laura A. Parsons
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Mellody Hobson and George Lucas The PepsiCo Foundation
     Incorporated IBM Colin and Alma Powell
Altria Group LaTanya, Zoe, and Samuel L. Jackson J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family
Jeff & MacKenzie Bezos James A. Johnson      Foundation
BlackRock Johnson Publishing Company The Prudential Foundation
Bloomberg Philanthropies JPMorgan Chase Foundation Franklin D. Raines and Denise Grant
Dr. and Mrs. T.B. Boyd III and Family/ Robert and Arlene Kogod Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock
     The R.H. Boyd Company Michael and Mattie Lawson* Deborah Sara Santana
Brown Capital Management Loida Nicolas Lewis, Leslie Lewis Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity/
The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz      and Christina Lewis Halpern      Boulé Foundation
     Foundation The Reginald F. Lewis Foundation, Inc. Bill and Tish Slattery and the Slattery
Caterpillar The Links Foundation, Incorporated      Family Foundation
Kenneth I. and Kathryn Chenault The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Gerald B. and Anita Smith Family
The Coca-Cola Foundation     Foundation Southern Company Charitable
Dr. N. Anthony and Mrs. Robyn Coles McDonald’s Corporation      Foundation, Inc.
Michael and Susan Dell James L. and Juliette McNeil Stephen J. Stoute*
Dignity Health MetLife Foundation Toyota
Dow Chemical Company* MGM Resorts International Reginald Van Lee
Andreas Dracopoulos Microsoft Corporation Verizon
The Executive Leadership Council, Inc.* Mark & Brenda Moore and Family Craig and Diane Welburn and Family
FedEx Corporation Morgan Stanley Wells Fargo
Ford Motor Company Fund National Basketball Association Anthony and Beatrice Welters and the
Andréa and Kenneth Frazier National Basketball Players      Vincent Wilkinson Foundation
William J. and Brenda L. Galloway &    Association Foundation* Robert L. Wright
     Family National Football League* Xerox Foundation
David Geffen Foundation* Nationwide Foundation*  

*pending documentation

As of April 19, 2016