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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 2015.

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CAPSTONE DONORS ($10 million and above)

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The Lilly Endowment
The Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation

CORNERSTONE DONORS ($5 million and above)

American Express Anonymous
The Boeing Company
The Ford Foundation
The Rockefeller Foundation
UnitedHealth Group

KEYSTONE DONORS ($2 million and above)

Bank of America*
The Walt Disney Company
Robert L. Johnson
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
News Corporation
Earl W. and Amanda Stafford
Time Warner Foundation
United Technologies Corporation

MILESTONE DONORS ($1 million and above)

Rodney and Michelle Adkins
Aflac, Incorporated Altria Group
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Dr. and Mrs. T.B. Boyd III and Family/The R.H. Boyd Company
The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
Kenneth I. and Kathryn Chenault
The Coca-Cola Foundation
Michael and Susan Dell
Ford Motor Company Fund*
General Mills Foundation*
General Motors Foundationv Goldman Sachs
The Hartford
Mellody Hobson and George Lucas
James A. Johnson
Johnson Publishing Company
JPMorgan Chase Foundation
Robert and Arlene Kogod
Kovler Foundation
The Reginald F. Lewis Foundation, Inc.
The Links Foundation, Incorporated
The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Family Foundationv McDonald’s Corporation
James L. and Juliette McNeil
Mark and Brenda Moore and Family
Morgan Stanley
Richard D. and Laura A. Parsons
PepsiCo Foundation*
Colin and Alma Powell
The Prudential Foundation
Franklin D. Raines
Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock
Deborah Sara Santana
Gerald B. and Anita Smith Family
Southern Company Charitable Foundation, Inc.*
Patricia Q. Stonesifer and Michael E. Kinsley
Reginald Van Lee
Craig and Diane Welburn and Family
Anthony and Beatrice Welters and the Vincent Wilkinson Foundation