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Centennial Campaign by the Numbers

  • Over $61 million committed to the campaign in support of the endowment, capital needs, and special projects
  • Over 165 donors
  • Over a third of campaign donors have made legacy gifts
  • 4 endowed positions – the first and second at the Phillips!
  • 86 interns and 11 fellows since the launch of the paid internship and fellowship programs in 2018 

    A Strong Endowment

    In celebration of the Phillips’s centennial, we are establishing a path to success for the next 100 years.

    As a privately funded museum in our nation’s capital, the Phillips is unique and must look to donations from individuals, foundations, and corporations every year to support its work. A robust endowment is essential to its future success and financial security. A guaranteed stream of income from the endowment enables the Phillips to plan ahead with assurance, commit to important initiatives, and help the museum weather uncertainties.

    A stronger endowment will enable us to expand our impact beyond the milestone of our centennial.

    The Phillips’s endowment has grown to over $80 million thanks to generous contributions from trustees, individual donors, and foundations, as well as prudent management strategy.

    Last chance to participate in the Centennial Campaign

    As our centennial celebrations draw to a close, we are still accepting gifts to the endowment. Your gift may count towards the Centennial Campaign through July 31, 2022. For more information about participating in the Centennial Campaign, please contact:

    Emily Doll, Campaign Chief of Staff
    202.387.2151 x229

    Endowment Growth 2001-2021

    endowment growth chart 2001-2021

    Thank you to the generous donors to the Centennial Campaign

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    Esthy and James Adler*
    Carolyn S. Alper
    Sam and Ruth Alward
    C. Richard Belger and Evelyn Craft Belger
    Scott Douglas Bellard*
    Mary Kay Blake
    Bloomberg Philanthropies
    Estate of Dorothy Bunevich
    James Burks and Bette Pappas*
    Susan and Dixon Butler*
    The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
    Mr. John P. Cahill*
    Estate of Dennis Cannaday
    Dr. Nils Carlson and Mrs. Dianne Carlson
    Judith and Thomas Chused*
    Nancy and Charles Clarvit
    Estate of Helen and Charles Crowder
    Mr. and Mrs. Bernard J. Cutler
    DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
    Frauke de Looper Trust*
    Bill DeGraff*
    L. William Derrow*
    John and Gina Despres*
    Joseph P. DiGangi*
    Robert and Debra Drumheller
    Christopher Duff and Mark A. Westman*
    Anne and Gus Edwards
    Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation
    Lindsay and Henry Ellenbogen
    Michelle and Glenn Engelmann
    Dr. and Mrs. Gerald W. Fischer
    Henry H. and Carol Brown Goldberg
    The Marion F. Goldin Charitable Fund*
    Ellen L. Goldstein*
    Philip L. Graham Fund
    Pamela Gwaltney*
    Barbara and Bob Hall*
    Barbara Brown Hawthorn
    Lynne and Joseph Horning*
    Institute for Contemporary Expression
    Institute of Museum and Library Services
    Martha R. Johnston
    Helen and David T. Kenney
    Robert and Arlene Kogod
    Sachiko Kuno Foundation
    Leonard Lauder
    Susan Lee*
    Martin Less*
    Mirella and Dani Levinas
    Estate of R. Robert and Ada H. Linowes
    Henry Luce Foundation
    Wendy Luke*
    Sandra L. Mabry*
    Estate of Raymond Machesney
    Mr. John D. Macomber*
    Bradford Maupin*
    Charles McKittrick, Jr.
    The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
    Carol Melton and Joseph M. Hassett
    Estate of Mercedes Mestre
    Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker
    A. Fenner Milton*
    Estate of Sheila A. Morgenstern
    Monica D. and Samuel A. Morley*
    Joan and Dan Mulcahy
    James D. Parker*
    Dr. and Mrs. Ronald A. Paul
    Dina and George Perry
    Estate of Gifford Phillips
    Prince Charitable Trusts
    Estate of Jack Rachlin
    Robert C. Rea*
    Eric Richter
    Toni Averett Ritzenberg Estate*
    Sharon Percy Rockefeller
    Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Rutherfoord, Jr.*
    Victoria and Roger Sant*
    Leslie Sawin*
    Richard Sawyer and Jeffrey Beaty*
    Sherman Fairchild Foundation
    Jodie H. and David A. Slaughter*
    Ronald Stern and Elisse Walter
    George Swygert and Lori Jenkins*
    Eileen and Michael Tanner
    The William & Lucretia Tanner Fidelity Charitable Trust
    Richard E. Thompson*
    George Vradenburg and The Vradenburg Foundation*
    Linda and Steve Weitz
    Sally Wells*
    Leslie Whipkey and Lee Hoffman
    Elizabeth H. Williams and Thomas Moore
    Alan and Irene Wurtzel*
    Lee Yarbro
    Georgia Young*
    Judy and Leo E. Zickler*

    *Indicates planned gift

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    Our 100th Birthday!

    Celebrate with us by making a gift to the newly launched 1921 Society in honor of our 100th birthday.

    Learn more