Support the REACH

Help us build the future!

By supporting the REACH, you are playing an important role in improving access to the arts for everyone, providing space for meaningful and interactive artistic experiences, and ensuring a future enlivened by the power of the performing arts.

As the first expansion in the Center’s nearly 50-year history, the REACH is literally building the future, and providing a 21st century cultural institution that will last another 50 years—and beyond. The Building the Future Capital Campaign, led by Kennedy Center Chairman David Rubenstein and Campaign Chair Michael Neidorff, will raise $250 million in support of the design, construction, and associated costs of the REACH, with a portion dedicated to the important ongoing and future programming that will activate our new campus.

The realization of the REACH is supported exclusively by private contributions and every gift, of every amount, is vital to our success. From across the country and around the world, hundreds of advocates for the arts have pledged their support. We invite all who have been impacted by, and understand the power of, the arts to make their gift—of any magnitude—for this bright, immersive, and artistic future.

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


The Kennedy Center proudly recognizes the following Building the Future leadership supporters. For more information about leadership gift opportunities and the associated recognition privileges, please contact the Building the Future office at (202) 416-8025 or


David M. Rubenstein

Corporate Underwriter



  • Jacqueline Badger Mars
  • Michael and Noémi K. Neidorff and The Centene Charitable Foundation
  • Stephen and Christine Schwarzman


  • David Bohnett Foundation
  • William E. and Joanne Conway
  • Fred Eychaner and Dan Whittaker
  • Sakurako and William Fisher
  • Natalie and Herb Kohler and Kohler Co.
  • Suzanne L. Niedland
  • Pritzker Traubert Foundation
  • Iris Smith
  • Robert H. Smith Family Foundation


  • Altria Group
  • Adrienne Arsht
  • The Crown Goodman Family
  • Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation
  • Jennifer and David Fischer
  • John & Marcia Goldman Foundation
  • The Ann and Jack Graves Foundation Honoring the National Committee for the Performing Arts
  • GRoW @ Annenberg and Gregory Annenberg Weingarten and Family
  • The Hillside Foundation - Shelley & Allan Holt
  • Mr. Frank F. Islam and Ms. Debbie Driesman
  • Robert and Arlene Kogod
  • Martha and Carl Lindner III and The Psalms Foundation
  • Pohlad Family Fund
  • Martha and D. David Slosburg
  • Dr. Deborah Rose and Dr. Jan A. J. Stolwijk
  • Eva and Marc Stern
  • The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates
  • Elaine Wynn


  • HARMAN International Industries, Inc.
  • Jeffrey and Harriet Legum
  • Dr. Gary Mather and Ms. Christina Co Mather


  • Daris M. Clifton-Alloy and Martin K. Alloy
  • Mr. and Mrs. Christopher M. and Andrita J. Andreas
  • American Express
  • Amy and Bret Baier
  • The Honorable Stuart Bernstein and Wilma E. Bernstein
  • Buffy Cafritz
  • DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
  • Fluor Corporation
  • The Honorable Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn
  • The Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Foundation
  • Michael Lombardo and Sonny Ward
  • Suzy and Bob Pence
  • The Rhimes Family Foundation
  • Drs. Helena Wachslicht Rodbard and David Rodbard
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Rosenthal
  • Lorenzo Rick Tedesc

For more information, please click here to donate, or contact the REACH team directly at (202) 416-8025 or at

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Your contribution helps the Kennedy Center to build the REACH and expand its offerings to more than 11 million people.