John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

The Kennedy Center is the nation’s busiest performing arts facility and annually hosts more than 2,000 performances for audiences totaling nearly two million. The Center presents performances of music, dance, and theater; supports artists in the creation of new work; and serves the nation as a leader in arts education. David is Chairman of the… Continue reading John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is a 16.3-acre complex of buildings in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of the borough of Manhattan in New York City. It is home of The Metropolitan Opera, The New York City Ballet, The New York Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. In 2009, David made a contribution to Lincoln Center for… Continue reading Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

National Gallery of Art

The National Gallery of Art serves the United States of America in a national role by preserving, collecting, exhibiting, and fostering the understanding of works of art at the highest possible museum and scholarly standards. Mr. Rubenstein serves as a General Trustee on the Gallery’s Board of Trustees. National Gallery of Art National Gallery of… Continue reading National Gallery of Art

Smithsonian—American Art Museum Renwick Gallery

The Renwick Gallery is home to the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s collection of contemporary craft and decorative art, one of the finest and most extensive collections of its kind. The museum’s home is a National Historic Landmark, the first built expressly as an art museum in the United States, and is named in honor of… Continue reading Smithsonian—American Art Museum Renwick Gallery

Smithsonian—National Museum of African American History and Culture

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by an Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected… Continue reading Smithsonian—National Museum of African American History and Culture

Smithsonian—National Zoo, Elephants

The National Zoo’s Elephant Trails exhibit was designed in keeping with the best practices for Asian-elephant management. It includes space for socializing, training and playing while providing the elephant staff safe access to the animals. Altogether, the facility can house eight to 10 adult elephants and their young. David’s contribution enabled the National Zoo to… Continue reading Smithsonian—National Zoo, Elephants

Smithsonian—National Zoo, Giant Pandas

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute is a leader in giant panda conservation. Since 1972, the Zoo’s animal care staff and scientists have studied giant panda biology, behavior, breeding, reproduction and disease. The David M. Rubenstein Family Giant Panda Habitat is home to four giant pandas: Tian Tian (adult male), Mei Xiang (adult… Continue reading Smithsonian—National Zoo, Giant Pandas


Founded in 1961, WETA is the leading public broadcasting station in the nation’s capital and serves the community with educational, cultural, news and public affairs programs and services. In 2014, David established The David M. Rubenstein Fund at WETA, a fund to create programming that celebrates American culture, history and public affairs. The David… Continue reading WETA

White House Historical Association

The White House Historical Association is a private, non-profit organization with a mission to enhance the public’s understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of the White House. In 2011, David donated funds to support the scholarship efforts of the association. In 2014, David donated additional support for the renovation and upkeep of the White House Visitor Center.… Continue reading White House Historical Association

Wolf Trap Foundation

Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts is a majestic natural setting for over 100 performances across all genres every summer. Home to the architecturally stunning Filene Center and the charmingly intimate Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods, the 117-acre Park offers many amenities and recreational opportunities. Wolf Trap Foundation is the official partner to the National Park… Continue reading Wolf Trap Foundation