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The Kennedy Center

Project Support

To support the Kennedy Center’s expansion and meet the growing demand for more interactive, intimate, and experiential programming, the Center has launched the Building the Future Campaign with a goal of raising more than $175 million. The Building the Future Campaign will provide the necessary resources to allow the Center to push boundaries with artist-centric programming, showcase both traditional and experimental works, and construct the facilities needed to house these initiatives and even more expanded offerings.

Your support of the Building the Future Campaign will help make these dreams a reality by supporting both the construction of the Center's first-ever expansion and the diverse programming that makes us the nation’s premier performing arts center. Thanks to a generous leadership investment from Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein and substantial support secured during the early phase of this campaign, 85% of the goal has been raised to-date.

A campaign of this scale requires participation at all levels in order to succeed. It is hoped that all those who interact with the Center—patrons, students, educators, supporters, volunteers, and visitors—will feel drawn to this important and significant project. We cannot do it without you!

We appreciate your support in helping us build the future!

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  • If you are a current Member, please use the email associated with your account.

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All gifts to the Campaign are tax-deductible and cannot be applied toward any current or future Kennedy Center Membership.

Building the Future

The Kennedy Center proudly recognizes the following Building the Future Campaign supporters for their outstanding generosity.

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  • Jacqueline Badger Mars
  • Michael F. and Noémi K. Neidorff and The Centene Charitable Foundation
  • Stephen and Christine Schwarzman
  • David C. Bohnett Foundation
  • Fred Eychaner and Dan Whittaker
  • Natalie and Herb Kohler and Kohler Co.
  • Sakana Foundation
  • Suzanne L. Niedland
  • The Pritzker Traubert Family Foundation
  • Robert H. Smith Family Foundation
  • Altria Group
  • Adrienne Arsht
  • The Crown Goodman Family
  • Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation
  • John & Marcia Goldman Foundation
  • The Graves Family
  • GRoW @ Annenberg and Gregory Annenberg Weingarten and Family
  • Mr. Frank F. Islam and Ms. Debbie Driesman
  • Robert and Arlene Kogod
  • Martha and Carl Lindner III and The Psalms Foundation
  • Eloise And Carl Pohlad Family Fund
  • Dr. Deborah Rose and Dr. Jan A. J. Stolwijk
  • Iris Smith
  • Eva and Marc Stern
  • The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates
  • Elaine Wynn
  • HARMAN International Industries, Inc.
  • Reginald Van Lee

To make your gift via phone, or for more information about how the Campaign and Expansion Project will impact you, the community, and our nation, please call (202) 416-8025 or email BuildTheFuture@kennedy-center.org.