Office of External Affairs

The Office of External Affairs oversees Capital Campaign and Museum fundraising activities, Special Events, and is the liaison with the Museum's Board. The office works with individual, corporate and foundation donors to raise private funds for Museum priorities, including capital needs, exhibition support and educational program fundraising.

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Staff

Associate Director

Lauren Collette

Manager, The Smithsonian Council for American History

Lauren C. Cosgrove

Major Gifts Officer

Kari Fantasia

Deputy Director for External Affairs

Daniel Gifford

Manager of Museum Advisory Committees

Viena Howe

Manager, Development Communications and Donor Relations

Mike Johnson

Assistant Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Jennifer Lane

Executive Assistant

Jennifer Marquess

Advancement Associate

Rachel Wood

Assistant Director of Individual Giving