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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 Time Warner Foundation
W.K. Kellogg Foundation News Corporation United Technologies Corporation
Kovler Foundation Stavros Niarchos Foundation  



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

*pending documentation

As of January 13, 2015