The has announced a $5 million gift from private equity mogul and philanthropist David M. Rubenstein in support of the newly renovated White House Visitor Center.
The gift will endow a fund to ensure ongoing improvements and maintenance at the visitor center, which was completely renovated over the past two years to include interactive exhibits, a large-scale model of the White House, a new permanent museum gallery, a temporary exhibit area, a retail shop, and visitor information facilities. The center's educational programming will build on the scholarly and educational work currently under way at the at Decatur House, which was established in 2010 with a $10 million gift from Rubenstein, co-CEO of the, a D.C.-based investment management company.
"Mr. Rubenstein's support of the White House Historical Association and our mission to bring the rich history and extraordinary legacy of the White House to life for the American people and visitors from around the world is tremendous," said WHHA chair Frederick J. Ryan. "His gift will ensure that generations to come will be able to experience the White House through the visitor center."