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About Us


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, 2019, and June 30, 2020 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.


21st Century Community Learning Center at Sitar
Bloomberg Philanthropies
A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

$45,000 – $99,999

deLaski Family Foundation
Dweck Philanthropies
Howard and Geraldine Polinger Family Foundation
Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts

$25,000 – $44,999

Ms. Anne Dammarell
Diane and Norman Bernstein Foundation
Greg Albright and Wes Combs
Harman Family Foundation
The George Preston Marshall Foundation
Sandra Masur and Scott Spector
Share Fund
V&S Foundation

$15,000 – $24,999 

The William S. Abell Foundation
David DeSantis and Todd Malan
The Lois & Richard England Family Foundation
The Greater Washington Community Foundation
Hattie M. Strong Foundation
Jill Minneman and Tom Fulcher
Lainoff Family Foundation
Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs
The Meyer Foundaiton
Wells Fargo

$10,000 – $14,999

BB&T/SunTrust, Now Truist
Mr. Edward H. Kaplan
Galena-Yorktown Foundation
Judy Family Foundation
The Kogan Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Make It Better Foundation
Marla and Peter Schnall
Martha Piper
Melissa and Ken Doyle
The Morrison & Foerster Foundation
David S. Shrager Foundation

$5,000 – $9,999

Anne Noland Edwards
Bernstein Management Corporation
Capital for Children
Christ Church, Georgetown
City First Bank
Comcast NBCUniversal
Dan and Jacki Fox
Dan Cameron Family Foundation, Inc.
Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts
DC Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Developm
Max & Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.
Fight for Children
G. David and Julie Hoffman Fensterheim
Harman Cain Family Foundation
Howell Family Foundation
James Herscot
JBG Smith
Kristan McMahon
Lavin Family Foundation
Leslie Tullio and Micah Danmeyer
Rhonda Buckley-Bishop and Kelley Bishop
Nancy “Bitsey” Folger
National Institute of Healthcare Management LLC
Notes n’ Beats
Thomas Nichols and Daniel Chadburn
Urban Pace
Louise P. Zanar Fund

$2,500 – $4,999

Calvert Bowie and Alex Orfinger
Capital One Bank
Carol Apelt
Chris Stacey and Sam Stebbins
Claire Larkin and David Graham
Erin and Matt Rizk
Foundation Housing
Harkins Builders, Inc.
Ian Shuman and Sarah Weiner
Mary and Michael Young
The Merck Foundation
Prosperity Home Mortgage
Quanda M. Allen and Justin Hobson
Roberta Spitzberg
Sandy Spring Bank
Sharone Lee Garvin Foundation
United Way of the National Capital Area

$1,000 – $2,499

The Andrea Kirstein Family Fund
Ann Barnet
Bose Public Affairs Group
Bridget and Dustin Weiss
Bryan Moll and Matt Miller
Daniel Perez
Debra Lehman-Smith and James McLeish
Carol and Tom Wheeler
Carolyn Sweterlitsch and Bradford Baldwin
Clare H. Cushman and Amedee Prouvost
Clint Mann and Andrew Doster
David Amann
David Rosenblatt and Renata Nascimento
Ed and Susan Demers
Edward and Venus Tuvin
Edwin Sequeira
Elizabeth and Rick Witter
Ellen Fern and Brett O’Brien
Ellin and Jim Nolan
Eric Mitzenmacher and Allison Abayasekara
Eugene Kluesner and James Rose
Ford’s Theatre
Holly and Todd Deckelbaum
Isabel Reiff and Lee Pasarew
Jana Nelhybel
Jean M. Esswein
Karen Robinson-Ogbebor and Theo Ogbebor
Kenton Campbell and Susan Wooddell-Campbell
Kimberly Adler and Aaron Knight
Louise Meng
Margret Nedelkoff
Maris Wicker and Larry Skinner
Melissa and Jason Burnett
Melissa Wyers
Michael and Neela Nilsson
Ms. Monica J. Harrington
Ms. Moyra Byrne
Paragon Title & Escrow Company
Peter and Elizabeth Forster
Reid Dunavant
Rev. and Dr. Allen and Janelle Goetcheus
Richard Bernstein and Michael Minneman
Saree and Harvey Pitt
Sidney Stolz and David Hatfield
Susan Berning
Tiernan Meyer
Albert L Tucker and Elizabeth T Tucker Foundation
World Bank