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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 to Sitar Arts Center during the past year. The donors listed below have generously given or pledged $1,000 or more between July 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022 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, Chief Development Officer, at or (202) 797-2145 ext. 101.


21st Century Community Learning Center at Sitar
Bloomberg Philanthropies
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
deLaski Family Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts

$45,000 – $99,999

Diane and Norman Bernstein Foundation
Greater Washington Community Foundation
Howard and Geraldine Polinger Family Foundation
The Morningstar Foundation
The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation

$25,000 – $44,999

Greg Albright and Wes Combs
Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation
David DeSantis and Todd Malan
The George Preston Marshall Foundation
Harman Family Foundation
Jack R. Anderson Foundation
Kathryn and Michael Lainoff
Lainoff Family Foundation
The Lois & Richard England Family Foundation
Sandra Masur and Scott Spector
Jill Minneman and Tom Fulcher
Share Fund

$15,000 – $24,999 

Events DC
The Marinus and Minna B. Koster Foundation
The Richard E. & Nancy P. Marriott Foundation
World Bank
Melissa Wyers

$10,000 – $14,999

Atlantic Coast Mortgage
Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts
David S. Shrager Foundation
Anne Dawson
Melissa and Ken Doyle
Jill Herscot
Joseph and Lynne Horning
The Kogan Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Ted and Lynn Leonsis
Mohini Malhotra and Tilman Ehrbeck
Marla and Peter Schnall
Ruth Sorenson
TTR Sotheby’s International Realty
V&S Foundation

$5,000 – $9,999

Moyra Byrne
Charlotte Cameron
Comcast NBCUniversal
Dan Cameron Family Foundation, Inc.
Dimick Foundation
Ellen Fern and Brett O’Brien
Foundation Housing
The Fountain Inn
Dan and Jacki Fox
Harman Cain Family Foundation
Patricia and Lloyd Howell
Andrea Kirstein
Lavin Family Foundation
Jill Lesser and Jonathan Diesenhaus
Lisa J. Flaxman Fund for the Celebration of the Performing Arts
Louise P. Zanar Fund
Kristan McMahon
Robert and Joanna McNamara
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
Thomas Nichols and Daniel Chadburn
Erin and Matt Rizk
Vivek Srivastava
Leslie Tullio and Micah Dammeyer
Venable Foundation

$2,500 – $4,999

Quanda M. Allen and Justin Hobson
Carol Apelt and Paul Prokopovich
Marion Ballard
Rhonda Buckley-Bishop and Kelley Bishop
Capital for Children
Capital One Bank
Wendy Carter
Chubb Charitable Foundation
CohnReznick Foundation
Samantha Dean and Robert Mileff
Charles DeSantis and David McDermott
Melissa and Ken Doyle
Jean-Marie and Raul Fernandez
GRF CPAs & Advisors
Tom Glass and Phyllis Freedman
Illumine Interim Executives
Jana Nelhybel
Ileann Jimenez-Sepulveda and Hector Sepulveda
Evelyn and Michael Kitay
Sara and Chris Lange
Nancy and Nicholas McConnell
The Merck Foundation
Ellin and Jim Nolan
Saree and Harvey Pitt
Isabel Reiff and Lee Pasarew
Marjorie Silverstein
Spectrum Management
Ed and Neesham Spitzberg
Chris Stacey and Sam Stebbins
Sid Stolz and David Hatfield
United Bank
Walt Disney Company
Jennifer Weiss
Julie and Albert Wood

$1,000 – $2,499

Shahar Abrams
David Amann
Ann and Bob Cullen
Argent Wealth Management LLC
Richard Bernstein and Michael Minnemann
Malcolm J. Bertoni
Diane Brenneman
Kristin Burka
Melissa and Jason Burnett
Kenton Campbell and Susan Wooddell-Campbell
Cheswatyr Foundation
Daron and Lynn Coates
Clare H. Cushman
Jack Davies and Kay Kendall
Michelle de Nevers
Michael DeSantis and Patrick Baugh
Jack Devine
Carroll Dey
Amal and Dante Disparte
Mario Garcia Durham and Craig Horness
Mary Kathleen Ernst and Edmund Spivack
Jean M. Esswein
Julie Farkas
Lea and Joe Fox
Miriam Gonzales and Michael Fitzpatrick
Peter C. Harrold
Harry and Fay Burka Foundation
Grace Hong and David Olsen
Elsa Jimenez and Chris McKee
Robert and Danis Korzeniewski
D’Ann K. Lanning
Hanh Le
Jessica Lerner
David Lipson and Ellen Jakovic
Im and Peter Lynde
Mary Anne Mahin
Clint Mann and Andrew Doster
John P. Manor
Tiernan Meyer
Eric Mitzenmacher and Allison Abayasekara
Margret Nedelkoff
Essence Newhoff and Paul Gardullo
Michael and Neela Nilsson
Pepco, an Exelon Company
Frank Perna
Julie and Neil Reinhard
Carolyn Roberts and Jim Everett
Karen Robinson-Ogbebor and Theo Ogbebor
Barbara Rothkopf
Parker and Abigail Schaffel
Kimberly Schraf
Roberta Spitzberg
Cora and Richard Stewart
Courtney and David Straus
Carolyn Sweterlitsch and Bradford Baldwin
Connie and Joe Tasker
Trisha Taylor and Louis Drotos
Paul Tetreault
Trent & Co.
Edward and Venus Tuvin
Harriet and Louis Weiner
Christopher Wingert
Elizabeth and Rick Witter
Lauren and Erol Yayboke
Mary and Michael Young