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Federal appropriations provide the foundation of the Smithsonian's operating budget and support core functions, such as building operations and maintenance, research, and safeguarding the collections. Private support is essential to achieving our mission to commemorate, educate, and inspire, helping us reach millions of visitors each year through exhibitions and education and public engagement programming. The National Air and Space Museum is grateful to our donors who help further this mission.


Contributions Received October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017

$1,000,000 and above

Thomas W. Haas Foundation
Textron Inc.
American Airlines
The Delta Air Lines Foundation
United Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos
Charles and Lisa Simonyi Fund for Arts and Sciences

Joe Clark
John and Susann Norton
Alaska Airlines
Bruce R. McCaw Family Foundation
David P. Storch
Ira Eichner

$100,000 to $999,999

Frontier Airlines
Hawaiian Airlines
Spirit Airlines
Deby and Robert Wulff
The Walton Family Foundation
Dr. Gerry and Marietta Shigekawa
DaRin Butz Foundation

In honor of Javier F. Arango
John and Janet Swanson
David and Dawne Hickton
Jim and Sharon Todd
The Anders Foundation

$50,000 to $99,999

United Technologies Corporation
David and Linda Tozer
Booz Allen Hamilton

Mr. and Mrs. William Seely
Richard H. Robb and Rebecca E. Crown

$20,000 to $49,999

Linda A. Mars
Atlas Air Worldwide
Arnold Miller
The Hillside Foundation – Allan and Shelley Holt
The Cirlot Agency, Inc.
Aerojet Rocketdyne
Lockheed Martin Corporation
The Gertrude E. Skelly Charitable Foundation
United Launch Alliance

Orlando and Anne Marie Carvalho
Broyhill Family Foundation
Daniel W. Harris
Daniel and Jennifer Baker
Robert and Gail Strong
BAE Systems
Marion C. Blakey
Agnes M. Brown
Julia and Frank Daniels, Jr.
Robert Harris and Susan Rothermund

$10,000 to $19,999

Norm Richards
ExxonMobil Foundation
Roger D. and Martha E. V. Hathaway
Robert Goldman
Barbara and Craig Barrett
Mary M. Baxter
Alain Bellemare
Robert and Dawn Birmingham
The Claude Moore Charitable Foundation
Scott and Deanna Donnelly
Mark Dunkerley and Marilia Duffles
Cynthia and Edsel Ford
Cary J. Frieze

S. Taylor Glover
Lou Josephs and Susan Koonin
David and Pam Joyce
L3 Technologies
Steve and Betsy Loranger
Jacqueline B. Mars
Robert A. Milton
Diane Steed
Terry D. Stinson
Charles and Geneva Thornton
David M. Tolley
Steuart Walton
Paul R. Wood

$2,000 to $9,999

Elizabeth R. Nesbitt
Sandra L. Miller
Fredda Sparks and Kent Montavon
Bill and Pam Ayer
Mr. and Mrs. Dwight J. Baum
The Brukardt Family
George and Nina Cois
Nora Hsu and Barry C. Davis
Ralph D. Heath
Dr. George David Hendricks
Thomas and Elizabeth Jones
Sarah and Ross Perot, Jr.
William E. Thomas, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Steven F. Udvar-Hazy
Steven and Caroline VanRoekel
Walter and Shirley Wang
William E. Winckler
Robert L. and Anne K. James
PNC Foundation
Susan and Thomas Baxter
John Weeks
Frederico P. Fleury Curado
In Memory of George W. Elliott
Hermione Fthenakis

Robert E. Keith, Jr.
Kris and Emma Lehnhardt
Kenneth and Jeanette Mann
Melissa and Robert Mittman
Ms. Mechthild "Mitzi" E. Peterson
Charles A. Robertson
Kenneth M. Zemrowski and Susan MacKeen
General and Mrs. J. R. Dailey
Michael R. Burke
Colonel Billy McLeod
Paul and Helen Schmitz
Warren Ross Anderson
Robert and Lenore Briskman
Angelo Carras
Dean S. Edmonds Foundation
Colonel and Mrs. Richard H. Graham, USAF, Ret.
Shephard and Kathy Hill
Jon V. Jaqua and Kimberly B. Cooper Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation
James L. Long
Raymond R. Van de Riet, Jr.
Major Willard H. Strandberg, Jr. and Mrs. Ann Strandberg

National Air and Space Museum Legacy Society

The National Air and Space Museum Legacy Society recognizes individuals who share the Museum’s commitment to preserving the history of aviation and spaceflight for the next generation by supporting the Museum through their estate plans or life income gifts. View the Legacy Society list.