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Development Office

Left to right: Elizabeth Daoust, Donna Rim, Michelle Atkins, Kate Earnest, Margaret Avery, Jennifer Calvert; not pictured Christa Sundell

The Smithsonian American Art Museum is a dazzling testimony to the powerful tradition of public-private support. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the museum presents an ambitious array of exhibitions, publications, educational outreach, public programs, and supports research and scholars at all stages of professional development.

Development Office staff coordinate the various ways of supporting the museum, including Director's Circle membership, unrestricted donations, campaign gifts and named giving opportunities, planned giving, and exhibition sponsorship.

Development Office Staff

  • Donna Rim, Chief Development Officer

  • Michelle Atkins, Campaign Coordinator

  • Margaret Avery, Development Associate

  • Jennifer Calvert, Development Officer

  • Elizabeth Daoust, Development Officer

  • Kate Earnest, Corporate and Foundation Relations Officer

  • Christa Sundell, Management Support Assistant

  • For general questions or for additional information, call us at (202) 633-8420 or e-mail AmericanArtDevelopment[at]