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Smithsonian Gets $5.4M For Renwick Gallery Project

Businessman David Rubenstein is giving $5.4 million to help the Smithsonian renovate the Renwick Gallery, the nation’s first structure built to be an art museum.

06/23/2014

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National Zoo Getting 3 New Elephants From Canada

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo is adding three new female Asian elephants to its herd.

08/20/2013

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Washington’s Presidential Library Gets $10M Gift

Philanthropist David Rubenstein is giving $10 million to George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate in northern Virginia to build a library for the president’s books and papers.

02/24/2013

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Carlyle Group Funds Fight Of Lou Gehrig’s Disease

Bloomberg LP CEO Daniel Doctoroff is joining with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and David Rubenstein of Washington-based private equity firm The Carlyle Group to fund a $25 million initiative for treatment of Lou Gehrig’s disease.

02/07/2013

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Rubenstein Gives Duke $15M For Innovation Effort

Investor and philanthropist David Rubenstein is giving $15 million to his alma mater, Duke University, following a series of high-profile gifts to projects including repairing the Washington Monument.

05/11/2012

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U.S. Archives Unveils Magna Carta After Repairs

A 715-year old copy of Magna Carta will soon return to public view at the National Archives after a conservation effort removed old patches and repaired weak spots in the English declaration of human rights that inspired the United States’ founding documents.

02/02/2012

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Businessman To Donate $7.5M For Washington Monument Repairs

A billionaire history buff has stepped forward to donate the $7.5 million matching gift that’s needed to start repairing cracks near the top of the Washington Monument caused by last summer’s East Coast earthquake.

01/19/2012

$10 Million Gift For White House History Center

Philanthropist David Rubenstein is donating $10 million to set up a research and education center focused on White House history.

10/31/2011

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Rubenstein Gives Second $10M To Kennedy Center

Billionaire philanthropist David Rubenstein on Tuesday announced a second $10 million gift in less than six months to the Kennedy Center to help reach younger and more economically diverse audiences.

03/08/2011