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Maggie Webster

Associate Director for External Affairs

B.A., English 18 years as Fundraising Professional for higher education and K-12 education organizations.

Role in Museum: 

My responsibilities include:

  • Raising funds from corporations, foundations, and individuals to support museum priorities, i.e., exhibitions, programming, and capital needs.
  • Stewardship of existing gifts through donor contact, reporting, and continued cultivation.
  • Working closely with the Museum Director and Board members to identify, cultivate and solicit prospects with the capacity to make major gifts to the Museum.
Projects: 

Fundraising for exhibitions including, Bon Appetit! Julia Child's Kitchen at the Smithsonian; September 11: Bearing Witness to History; Separate is Not Equal: Brown v. Board of Education; Vote! The Machinery of Deomocracy; So Proudly We Hail; Azucar! The Life and Music of Celia Cruz; Hands On History and others. The Capital Campaign office is currently raising funds to complete The Price of Freedom: Americans at War exhibition as well as for the Star-Spangled Banner re-installation and the Museum's transformation project.

Professional Affiliations: 

Association of Fundraising Professionals