Sponsoring our 50th Anniversary

The Smithsonian Libraries are at the heart of all we do at the Smithsonian, from exploring the world to mounting thought-provoking exhibitions and educational programs that spark wonder. They advance scientific and cultural understanding and preserve America’s heritage. 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of a unified Smithsonian Libraries system. We invite you to join us as we celebrate Sharing Knowledge, Preserving Treasures: 50 Years Together

Your sponsorship of our 50th anniversary will allow us to share knowledge and preserve the nation’s treasures for the next 50 years and beyond. Opportunities for support include our 50th anniversary Adopt-a-Book evening; our 50th anniversary exhibition; and our 50th anniversary signature event, featuring the presentation of the inaugural Smithsonian Libraries Legend Awards.  Sponsorship packages begin at $5,000.

When you sponsor Sharing Knowledge, Preserving Treasures: 50 Years Together, your generosity will be recognized on a national scale. Opportunities include:

  • Acknowledgment at events throughout our 50th year, and on all related promotional materials
  • Prominent recognition online, reaching over 1,000,000 annually 
  • Prominent recognition on our social media streams, reaching more than 200,000 people annually
  • At $25,000 or more, you will be recognized on the Libraries’ major donor wall, located prominently in the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., visited by 3.4 million people annually

For more information on how to join with the Smithsonian Libraries as a sponsor of our 50th anniversary, please contact Allie Swislocki, Advancement Officer.

Thank you to our 50th Anniversary Sponsors!
Mark Andrews
Peter Bedini
The Lee and Juliet Folger Foundation
David and Patricia Jernigan
John P. Ryan and Claire P. Mansur
Primeau Productions

50th Anniversary Adopt-a-Book Sponsor
Second Story Books

50th Anniversary Friends
Andrew Campbell
Susan Hanes
Emily Rowan
C. Bowdoin Train
Jacqueline Vossler