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Donors and Supporters

The Center relies on private and public contributions, grants and sponsorships to support its programs. Although the Center is part of America’s national museum, the vast majority of our funding comes from program-related private and public grants, gifts, sponsorships, and bequeaths.

Thank you to the following organizations and individuals who are helping us fulfill our mission.

$5,000,000 and above

Sage Foundation (in kind)

$1,000,000 and above

Basque Government and the provincial governments of Araba, Biscay, and Gipuzkoa

$500,000 and above

Ferring Pharmaceuticals/ Dr. Frederik Paulsen

$250,000 and above

North American Basque Organizations (in kind)

$50,000 and above

Government of Navarra
Mr. Chris Strachwitz

$20,000 and above

Sakana Foundation
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Clyde Forney
Friends of the Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan
Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Hanlon / Hanlon Family Fund / The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia

$5,000 and above

Alliance for California Traditional Arts
Embassy Series (Mr. Jerome Barry)
Dr. Marjorie Hunt
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Mr. Jay Scott Odell and Mrs. Dorothy Odell
Ms. Alexia Smith

$500 and above

A&E Television Networks
Forney Family Foundation
Ms. Suzan Harada
Mr. William Ivey / Charles Schwab Institutional Service Group
Mr. Walter Larrimore
Dr. Michael A. Mason and Mrs. Daria Wingreen-Mason
Mrs. Isabelle and Mr. Eric Mayer
Ms. Dawn L. McCall
Ms. Ellen McCulloch-Lovell
Ms. Sabrina Lynn Motley
Mr. Marvin J. Nakashima
Ms. Susan Norton
Dr. Libby O’Connell and Mr. Matt O’Connell
Ms. Lucy A. Shelton
Mr. David C. Smith
Mr. James Weilepp
Dr. Deborah Wong

$100 and above

Appalseed Productions Inc.
Dr. Olivia Cadaval
Dr. Cynthia Jacobs Carter
Ms. Jennifer A. Cover-Payne and Dr. Wardell J. Payne
Ms. Deanna K. Dawson
Mr. Robert Dodds
Ms. Emily R. Grosholz
High Windy Productions
Jewish Museum of Maryland (Ms. Trillion Attwood)
Dr. Robert Leopold
Ms. Martha Lloyd and Mr. Ronal E. Butler
Mr. Bill Malone
Mr. Greil Marcus
Ms. Pamela G. McNaughton
Dr. Ana Maria Ochoa
Mr. Frederick Oster
Mr. George Papagiannis
Mr. J. Scott Raecker
Dr. Anthony Seeger
Dr. Daniel Sheehy
Dr. Stephanie Smith
Ms. May L. Vaughan
Mrs. Silvia Wilhelm
Mr. John R. Young

In-Kind Media Support

JCDecaux MallScape
Reagan National and Dulles International Airports
Smithsonian Channel
Telemundo Washington DC
WAMU 88.5

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