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.

$1,250,000 and above

Ferring Pharmaceuticals/ Dr. Frederik Paulsen

$250,000 and above

JCDecaux North America (Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority) (in-kind)

$50,000 and above

Smithsonian Latino Center-Latino Initiatives Pool

$5,000 and above

Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture
Peruvian Avocado Commission

$500 and above

Global Cultural Strategies/ Mr. William Ivey
Mr. Robert N. Johnson
Dr. Michael A. Mason and Mrs. Daria Wingreen-Mason
Ms. Dawn L. McCall
Ms. Ellen McCulloch-Lovell and Mr. Christopher Lovell
Ms. Sabrina Lynn Motley (in-kind)
Mr. Marvin J. Nakashima
Ms. Susan Norton and Mr. Bradley Norton
Dr. Elizabeth O’Connell and Mr. Matt O’Connell
Pisco Portón (in-kind)
Mr. James Weilepp

$100 and above

Mr. Barry Bergey and Mrs. Jean Bergey
Mr. David Bilenduke
Dr. Olivia Cadaval
Dr. Cynthia Jacobs Carter
Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County
Ms. Jennifer Cover Payne and Mr. Wardell Payne
Mr. Walter Larrimore
Dr. Robert Leopold
Ms. Roberta A. Longworth
Ms. Pamela G. McNaughton
Ms. Lois Mishler
Ms. Dorothy Noyes
Dr. Ana Maria Ochoa
Mr. George Papagiannis
Mr. J. Scott Raecker
Ms. Hannah Shambroom
Dr. Daniel Sheehy
Mr. Joseph L. Smith and Ms. Cheryl S. Roesel
Dr. Stephanie Smith
Mrs. Barbara Strickland
Ms. May Vaughan
Dr. Deborah Wong

Visitors at the 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival admire the bamboo scaffolding of the Hong Kong-style flower plaque. Photo by Walter Larrimore, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution