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Smithsonian Castle by Carol Highsmith. Library of Congress.

“This will be the day when we shall bring into full realization the dream of American democracy—a dream yet unfulfilled.... A dream of a nation where all our gifts and resources are held not for ourselves alone, but as instruments of service, for the rest of humanity.”

— Martin Luther King, Jr, 1961


Become a Sponsor of American Democracy

The Smithsonian has relied on private support to fulfill its mission since our founding in 1846 through a gift from James Smithson. SITES is seeking principal sponsors for American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith in order to bring this important exhibition and related programming to audiences across the country. The Smithsonian and tour host venues offer a variety of benefits, beginning with those outlined below.

“The Declaration of Independence” by John Trumball

$1,000,000 and Above

$500,000 -- $999,999

$100,000 -- $499,999

Saluting the flag in Mott Street Industrial School, NYC, 1892 by Jacob Riis. Library of Congress

If you would like more information on becoming a sponsor of American Democracy or wish to explore options for other SITES exhibitions, please call Bob Leipold, Assistant Director for Advancement, at 202-633-3182. We look forward to hearing from you!

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