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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.

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