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We extend special appreciation to those individuals, corporations, foundations, government agencies, and community organizations that have provided financial support or in-kind contributions to Sitar Arts Center during the past year. The donors listed below have generously given or pledged $1,000 or more between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019 to provide high-quality experiences for the youth in our community to learn and thrive through the arts.

We are immensely grateful to all of our generous supporters, volunteers, committee members, and leaders whose time and effort make the work of Sitar Arts Center possible.

If you notice an error in a listing, or would like to learn more about supporting the youth at Sitar, please contact Essence Newhoff, Senior Director of Development, at or (202) 797-2145 ext. 101.



Bloomberg Philanthropies
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
Office of the State Superintendent of Education

$45,000 – $99,999

Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
deLaski Family Foundation
Dweck Philanthropies
Eugene & Agnes E. Meyer Foundation
Howard and Geraldine Polinger Family Foundation

$25,000 – $44,999

William S. Abell Fund
Jack R. Anderson Foundation
Diane and Norman Bernstein
Anne Dammarell
David DeSantis and Todd Malan
Meade and Mike Hanna
Harman Family Foundation
Leonard & Hilda Kaplan Charitable Foundation
Kathryn Kincaid and Michael Lainoff
The George Preston Marshall Foundation
The Morningstar Foundation
Share Fund

$15,000 – $24,999 

Greg Albright and Wes Combs
Elite Island Resorts
Nancy M. Folger
The Marinus and Minna B. Koster Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
Hattie M. Strong Foundation
V&S Foundation
Wells Fargo

$10,000 – $14,999

A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation
Melissa and Ken Doyle
The Estate of Margaret W. Harrington
Joseph and Lynne Horning
Judy Family Foundation
Mr. Edward H. Kaplan
Robert and Arlene Kogod Family Foundation
Lainoff Family Foundation
Kevin Lavin and Mora Solano Lavin
Make It Better Foundation
The Richard E. & Nancy P. Marriott Foundation
Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs
Sam Miller
Jill Minneman and Tom Fulcher
The Morrison & Foerster Foundation
David S. Shrager Foundation
The Kogan Charitable Foundation, Inc.
TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

$7,500 – $9,999

Richard Bernstein and Michael Minneman
Christ Church Parish, Georgetown
Adam Conner and Lauren Smith
Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts
Dimick Foundation
Mohini Malhotra and Tilman Ehrbeck
Occasions Caterers
United Way of the National Capital Area
Louise P. Zanar Fund

$5,000 – $7,499

Quanda Allen
Rhonda Buckley-Bishop and Kelley Bishop
Dan Cameron Family Foundation
Capital for Children
Capital One Bank
City First
Comcast NBCUniversal
CoStar Group
Dweck Charitable Fund
Lois & Richard England Family Foundation, Inc.
Ernest and Rose Samuels Foundation
Jill Herscot and Andrew Bartley
Jacquemin Family Foundation
JBG Smith
James M. Johnston Trust for Charitable Education
Lavin Family Foundation
The LINE Hotel DC
Thomas Nichols and Daniel Chadburn
Omidyar Network Fund, Inc.
Isabel Reiff and Lee Pasarew
Ruth and Arne Sorenson
Leslie Tullio and Micah Dammeyer
World Bank

$2,500 – $4,999

Art 4 Moore Fund
Bernstein Management Corporation
Gregg Busch and Brook Rose
Sam and Louise Campe Foundation Inc.
Lou Cardenas
Crowell & Moring Foundation
David Deckelbaum
eGuard Tech Consulting Services Inc.
Mary Kathleen Ernst and Edmund Spivack
Lisa J. Flaxman Fund
Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman
Tom Glass and Phyllis Freedman
Judith B. Green
Harman Cain Family Foundation
Ileann Jimenez-Sepulveda and Hector Sepulveda
Claire Larkin and David Graham
Jill Lesser and Jonathan Diesenhaus
Kristan McMahon
The Merck Foundation
Paxton International
Michael Romano and Laura Towers
Erin and Matt Rizk
Carolyn Roberts and Jim Everett
Parker and Abigail Schaffel
Chris Stacey and Sam Stebbins
Stonewall Community Foundation
Be Sweetman

$1,000 – $2,499

Shahar Abrams
Kimberly Adler and Aaron Knight
Philip H. Agee
Stephanie Albertson
David Amann
Virginia Q. Anthony
The Barcomb Group
Gregory Berlin and Rosalind Herendeen
Daniel C. Blaemire
Bose Public Affairs Group
Calvert Bowie and Alex Orfinger
Melissa and Jason Burnett
Ms. Moyra Byrne
Kenton Campbell and Susan Wooddell-Campbell
Della Cronin
Clare H. Cushman and Amedee Prouvost
Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at The George Washington University
Holly and Todd Deckelbaum
Ed and Susan Demers
Michael DeSantis and Patrick Baugh
Carroll Dey
Anne Di Rosa
Dr. David Diemert
The Walt Disney Company
Anne Noland Edwards
Eliza and Daniel Erikson
Jean M. Esswein
Dr. Deborah Everhart
Federal Title & Escrow Company
Ellen Fern and Brett O’Brien
Peter and Elizabeth Forster
Heather Perram Frank and Justy Frank
David Goodfriend and Sue Emmer
Monica J. Harrington
Skila Harris and Fred Graham
Meredith and David Haussler
Hellbender Brewing Company, LLC
Mark Jaskowiak and Georgina Baker
Kalorama Staging LLC
Ken Leiner Associates
Eugene Kluesner
Robert and Danis Korzeniewski
Laura Lallos and David Harrell
Sara and Chris Lange
Tim and Jennifer Lim
Wayne and Debbie Lizama
Daniel Lynch Foundation Inc
Laura and Justin Malcom
Clint Mann and Andrew Doster
John P Manor, Jr.
Kenneth Marks
Rev. James P. Marsh, Jr.
Louise Meng
Robin and Roger Millay
Eric Mitzenmacher and Allison Abayasekara
Bryan Moll and Matt Miller
National Cathedral School
Jana Nelhybel
Ellin and Jim Nolan
Jacqueline and Matthew Penrod
Jamila Phifer
Pam Prather
Miriam Roberts and John Hannon
Karen Robinson-Ogbebor and Theo Ogbebor
Christopher Rodousakis
Peter and Marla Schnall
Roberta Spitzberg
Ed and Neesham Spitzberg
Sprowls & Key Wealth Management Group
Sidney Stolz and David Hatfield
Carolyn Sweterlitsch and Bradford Baldwin
TK Martial Arts
Town & Country Movers Inc.
Albert L. Tucker and Elizabeth T. Tucker Foundation
Edward S. and Venus Tuvin
Diana and Mallory Walker
Washington Women in PR
George Wasserman Family Foundation
Carol and Tom Wheeler
Elizabeth and Rick Witter
Melissa Wyers
Margery Yeager