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Who do D.C. cultural institutions call when they need an influx of capital? Instead of ringing the Department of the Interior, many look to David Rubenstein, the billionaire founder of private equity investment company the Carlyle Group and self-styled “patriotic philanthropist.” His latest project is a $3 million donation to fund the restoration of the Washington Monument’s elevator system but, as shown below, Rubenstein’s stamp is on more than a dozen cultural institutions throughout the region.

1. National Zoo

($4.5 million, 2011 and  2015)

2. Kennedy Center 

($50 million, 2013)

3. Renwick Gallery 

($5.4 million, 2014)

4. White House Visitor Center 

($5 million, 2014)

5. National Museum of African American History and Culture 

($10 million + loan of Emancipation Proclamation and 13th Amendment, 2016)

6. U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial 

($5.37 million, 2015)

7. Lee House 

($12.35 million, 2014)

8. Lincoln Memorial 

($18.5 million, 2016)

9. Washington Monument 

($7.5 million, 2011; + $3 million, 2016)

10. National Archives 

($13.5 million + donation of Magna Carta, 2012)

11. National Gallery of Art 

($10 million, 2012)

12. Mount Vernon 

($10 million, 2013)