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Proceeds from tours, events & exhibits go to support our heroes & artist-in-residence program. Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

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Tours (on-line reservations required)

We provide a forum for artists to go national and global. Devoid of velvet ropes & glass borders, visitors are
able to immerse themselves in the creative process & experience the exhibits up close and personal.

Hours: Tour appointments (based on availability) daily 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. — Close 5 p.m.

Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Bring a shopping bag. Everything is for sale.


Magical History Tour
Quite the Adventure
$15/person
Magical History Tour

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Steeped in history The Mansion was built 125 years ago. Nearly every President since Teddy Roosevelt has visited. J. Edgar Hoover's G-Men lived there. During the Vietnam War, Norman Mailer wrote about the house, and the mother of the civil rights movement, Mrs. Rosa Parks called us home.

Create your own adventure when you explore the museum and its collection of artifacts, art, memorabilia and more. From the history of our building to the history of the world there's lots to explore on this one-of-a-kind journey.

History buffs will LOVE this hunt!

Bring your own shopping bags. Everything is for sale!

MUSEUM CLOSES AT 5pm

Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


ADVANCE ON-LINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Tickets at the door add $5/person


Secret Door Tour
Be a Super Sleuth
$25/person
Secret Door Tour

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Think with your heart and feel with your mind as you search through themed rooms looking for secret doors. We will never ruin the surprise of finding a secret door by giving you a map - so be sure to keep your eyes open! If you find two secret doors you are an above average sleuth!

Bring your own shopping bags. Everything is for sale!

MUSEUM CLOSES AT 5pm

Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


ADVANCE ON-LINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED


Espionage Hunt
$30/person
Espionage Hunt

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As a former rooming house for J. Edgar Hoover's G-Men, The Mansion is steeped in history and intrigue. From spies to secret passageways you'll put your super sleuth skills to the test as you search the main floor for designated items found only at The Mansion. Prizes additional. Explore our themed rooms and search for secret doors.

Bring your own shopping bags. Everything is for sale!

MUSEUM CLOSES AT 5pm

Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

ADVANCE ON-LINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED


Give Thanks Hunt
November 18-26 ONLY
$35 / person
Give Thanks Hunt

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Give thanks and learn a bit about Thanksgiving traditions on this heartfelt treasure hunt. Have fun searching for Thanksgiving themed items found only at The Mansion. Explore our themed rooms and search for secret doors. Prizes additional.

Bring your own shopping bags. Everything is for sale!

Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

ADVANCE ON-LINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED


Rock & Roll Hunt
Cash Bar
$35/person
Rock & Roll Hunt

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Home to singers, songwriters, over 60 signed guitars, rare authentic rock memorabilia, photographs and more, The Mansion has music at it's core. From the Grateful Dead to The Beatles to The Stones and beyond you'll put your knowledge of music to the test as you search all four floors for Rock & Roll items found only at The Mansion. Explore our themed rooms and search for secret doors. Prizes additional. Cash bar.

Bring your own shopping bags. Everything is for sale!

MUSEUM CLOSES AT 5pm

Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


ADVANCE ON-LINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED


Heritage Beer Hunt
Support Our Vets!
$45/person
Heritage Beer Hunt

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Be patriotic all year long! Celebrate our country's heritage and support our vets when you purchase this fun American Heritage Treasure Hunt.

Enjoy a free Heritage beer -- local vet owned brewery -- while you search for patriotic themed items and explore our legendary themed rooms.

American history buffs will LOVE this hunt!

Bring your own shopping bags. Everything is for sale!

MUSEUM CLOSES AT 5pm

Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

ADVANCE ON-LINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED


Mrs Rosa Parks Docent Tour
+ Treasure Hunt
$50/person
Mrs Rosa Parks Docent Tour

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"Each person must live their life as a model for others."
~Mrs. Rosa Parks

Celebrate the life of Mrs. Rosa Parks on this journey. A resident of The Mansion for over a decade Mrs. Parks was a mother figure and mentor to Founder, H.H. Leonards. Her presence at The Mansion has left an indelible mark on us. Visit her favorite rooms, view mementos, and hear inspiring stories of how she touched us all.

Bring your own shopping bags. Everything is for sale!

MUSEUM CLOSES AT 5pm

Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


ADVANCE ON-LINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED


Penthouse Tour
Guided
$60/person
Penthouse Tour

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Join our experienced docents on this private guided tour through at least 60 of our themed rooms. You'll learn about the history and highlights of the O Museum. While we would never spoil the fun of finding the secret doors on your own -- our docents will give you some hints on what to look for. This is the ONLY tour that includes the ultra-private Penthouse Suite. After your 20 minute guided tour, search for secret doors on your own, as well as shop for items you can't live, without. 100% of your tour money goes to our Museum Programs, so thank you!

Bring your own shopping bags. Everything is for sale!

Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


ADVANCE ON-LINE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Food & Beverage Tours (on-line reservations required)

Hours: See individual tours. Close 5pm. Tours based on availability. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


Breakfast Tour
Daily, 9am - noon
$35/per, minimum 10
Breakfast Tour

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Groups of 10 or more will enjoy our delicious continental breakfast and engage in a short discussion to learn the history and philosophy of The Mansion. Afterwards tour through our themed rooms and behind secret doors to experience the creative process.

INCLUDES
- Private room (one hour)
- Continental breakfast

(sweet breads, yogurt, granola, fresh fruit hot coffee, hot tea, hot chocolate)
- Short discussion

(on our history & philosophy)
- Explore our themed rooms
- Search for secret doors


Bring your own shopping bags. Everything is for sale!

Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Must be booked on-line at least one week in advance.


Champagne Tour
$35 / person
Champagne Tour

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Magic exists, not just in the mind.

Have a blast when you join us for a glass of champagne or sparkling cider and tour through our themed rooms and secret doors to experience the creative process.

Bring your own shopping bags. Everything is for sale!

Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


Speakeasy Hunt
shhhh . . . add booze! Daily, 4pm - 7pm
$40/per +, minimum 20
Speakeasy Hunt

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Groups of 20 or more will nosh on exotic cheese & crackers - OR- fresh vegetables & dip while they engage in a short discussion to learn the history and philosophy of O Street Museum in The Mansion. Afterwards you'll put your super sleuth skills to the test as you search the main floor for designated items found only at O Museum in The Mansion. Prizes additional.

Includes

- Private room (one hour)
- Exotic cheese & crackers -OR- Fresh vegetables & dip
- Treasure hunt
- Explore our themed rooms
- Search for secret doors

 - Must be 21+ for this hunt
- Bar packages additional
- Add additional appetizers > see options
- Additional mandatory bartender fee will be applied

Bring your own shopping bags. Everything is for sale!

MUSEUM CLOSES at 7pm


Christmas Eve Breakfast Tour
December 24th ONLY
$39 / person
Christmas Eve Breakfast Tour

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We've decked the halls and filled the stockings with seasons greetings and holiday cheer that will create lasting memories for the entire family.

Enjoy our delicious continental breakfast (sweet breads, yogurt, granola, fresh fruit hot coffee, hot tea, hot chocolate) then tour through our themed rooms and search for secret doors.

Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


High Tea Tour
5 courses, 3.5 hour
$85/per, 15 minimum
High Tea Tour

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Package Includes

  • Ultimate privacy
  • Space to fit rental
  • Self-guided tour (first 45 minutes of event)
  • Choice of butler or private service
  • Dedicated event planner
  • House tablecloths
  • Gift table
  • Housekeeping fees

High Tea Menu

First Course
  • Fresh squeezed orange juice & bottled water
  • Personalized tea selection
  • Scones with sweet cream & jam
Second Course
  • Cheese tray
Third Course
  • Fresh seasonal fruit
Fourth Course
(select 4, 3 pieces/person)
  • Asparagus roll ups, fresh steamed asparagus, garlic, cilantro and onion
  • Bella bella, roasted portabella mushroom, balsamic vinegar & mozzarella
  • Caprese bites, grape tomato with fresh basil, balsamic vinegar and mozzarella
  • Cucumber mint, fresh cucumber rounds with mint, butter and cream cheese
  • Seared beef, beef tenderloin with mustard and horseradish sauce
  • Skipping salmoon, smoked salmon on top of fresh cucumber, under cream cheese
Fifth Course
  • Award-winning miniature pastries (our pasty chef is rated top 10 in the country)
  • Gluten, sugar & nut free desserts, available by request (add $3.50/person - must order for entire party)

Beverages

  • Tea Forte loose leaf (see selections) (guests select 3 each)
  • Unlimited champagne
Prices do not include taxes, 20% set-up fee, gratuity or enhancements

Bring your own shopping bags. Everything is for sale!

Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


Dessert Tea Tour
2.5 hour
$35/per, minimum 15
Dessert Tea Tour

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Package Includes

  • Ultimate privacy
  • Space to fit rental
  • Self-guided tour (first 45 minutes of event)
  • Dedicated event planner
  • House tablecloths
  • Gift table
  • Housekeeping fees

Tea Menu

(pre-select two)
(add third option add $4.50/person) (add fourth option add $4.00/person)

  • Assorted cheese & crackers
  • Crudite basket our garden's freshest vegetables with a homemade garden herb dipping sauce
  • Fresh seasonal fruit
  • Mansion baked silver dollar cookies
  • S'mores
  • Sampling of english scones

Beverages

  • hot tea with an assortment of cream, lemon, honey, sugar & sugar substitutes
Prices do not include taxes, 20% set-up fee, gratuity or enhancements

Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Must be booked on-line at least one week in advance.


Kids Dessert Tea Tour
2.5 hour
$25 - $35/per, min. 15
Kids Dessert Tea Tour

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Package Includes

(under 12 - $25/person, 12 & older - $35/person)

  • Ultimate privacy
  • Space to fit rental
  • Self-guided tour
  • House tablecloths
  • Gift table
  • Housekeeping fees

Tea Menu

(pre-select two)
(add third option add $4.50/person) (add fourth option add $4.00/person)

  • Basket of sweet breads
  • Fresh seasonal fruit
  • Mansion baked silver dollar cookies
  • S'mores
  • Sampling of english scones

Beverages

  • hot tea & hot cocoa
Prices do not include taxes, 20% set-up fee, gratuity or enhancements

Bring your own shopping bags. Everything is for sale!

Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
One adult required for every four children, 16 and under

Must be booked on-line at least one week in advance.


O'Kids Playdates
$52 / person
O'Kids Playdates

Way more fun than an amusement park - explore The Mansion's winding hallways and themed rooms searching for secret doors on this one-of-a-kind fun filled journey. Enjoy delicious home baked cookies and a glass of milk. Then embark on a treasure hunt searching for designated items to find.

Bring your own shopping bags. Everything is for sale!

Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Events Author & Performer Archives

Proceeds from tours, events & exhibits go to support our heroes & artist-in-residence program.


Dan Navarro
singer, songwriter, voice actor
January 4
Dan Navarro

PRESENTED BY SUSIE'S SONGWRITER SERIES

For over thirty years, Dan Navarro has written, sung, played and acted his way through a rich and varied career...

Dan started out as a songwriter, most often with Eric Lowen, for artists as diverse as Pat Benatar (the Grammy-nominated "We Belong"), The Bangles, Jackson Browne, Dave Edmunds, The Temptations, Dionne Warwick, The Triplets, Dutch star Marco Borsato, and Austin outlaw legend Rusty Weir.

In the 1990s and 2000s, he and Eric recorded and toured as the acclaimed acoustic duo Lowen & Navarro until Eric's retirement in 2009.

He has a parallel career as a voice actor and singer, in films like Pirates of the Caribbean 5, The Book Of Life, Rio (on the Oscar nominated "Real In Rio"), Happy Feet, The Lorax, Ice Age (2 & 3); TV series Turbo Fast, Prison Break, Family Guy and American Dad; records with Neil Young, Andrea Bocelli, Luis Miguel, Jose Feliciano, Janiva Magness, and Jon Anderson of Yes; hit video games Fallout 4 and Uncharted 4, and hundreds of TV ads for Subaru, Shakey's, McDonald's, Coca-Cola, Honda, Nationwide and more.

He has appeared in Washington on artists' rights and intellectual property issues, including testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Copyright Royalty Board. Dan also serves on the boards of SAG-AFTRA and The Levitt Pavilion Pasadena.


Bluegrass Jam
Voted Best Bluegrass Jam in DC by City Paper
every 1st & 3rd Sunday
Bluegrass Jam

Featuring DC Bluegrass Union
(for musicians only)

11:00 am

Channel your inner rock star with other musicians in the business. You know who you are: lawyers, doctors, lobbyists by day - but around the clock, always a rock star in your heart.

Bring your groupies, entourage and guitar, banjo or whatever you want to play (or not) and participate in a live jam session with seasoned artists.

Musicians no entrance fee. If you would like to attend a jam and you are not a musician, please reserve the "friends & family jam & tour".


Americana Jam
every 2nd Sunday
Americana Jam

Channel your inner rock star with other musicians in the business. You know who you are: lawyers, doctors, lobbyists by day - but around the clock, always a rock star in your heart.


Bring your groupies, entourage and guitar, banjo or whatever you want to play (or not) and participate in a live jam session with seasoned artists.

Musicians no entrance fee. If you would like to attend a jam and you are not a musician, please reserve the "friends & family jam & tour".


Jazz in the Hood Jam
every 3rd Sunday
Jazz in the Hood Jam

11:00 am

Channel your inner rock star with other musicians in the business. You know who you are: lawyers, doctors, lobbyists by day - but around the clock, always a rock star in your heart.

Bring your groupies, entourage and guitar, banjo or whatever you want to play (or not) and participate in a live jam session with seasoned artists.

Musicians no entrance fee. If you would like to attend a jam and you are not a musician, please reserve the "friends & family jam & tour".

Exhibits Artist Archives

These exhibits are included in all tours.


American Civics
Shepard Fairey & Jim Marshall
American Civics

The first-ever collaboration between acclaimed contemporary artist Shepard Fairey and the estate of legendary photographer Jim Marshall. In it, Fairey interprets Marshall's iconic photography from the 1960's, including images of Johnny Cash, Cesar Chavez, and Fannie Lee Chaney, with five new works, vividly depicting the humanity behind some of our country's enduring social justice issues: Voting Rights, Mass Incarceration, Workers' Rights, Gun Culture, and Two Americas. The art of American Civics gives a face to these issues to cultivate dialogue and encourage vigorous solutions to problems that have divided the country and eroded the core of the American ideals.
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Generously donated by Michael Jensen, President/Founder Jensen Communications Inc. Jensen Communications, Inc. is a media, marketing and management firm specializing in public relations serving a diverse range of clients in entertainment, business, cause-related politics and the arts.
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Rythmic Rebels
Sandrine Lee
Rythmic Rebels

French born photographer Sandrine Lee has lived, studied and worked in NYC for over a decade. Via her husband, Will Lee, she has entered the music world and made it her main photographic playground.


Faces of Hope
Chip Duncan
Faces of Hope

Filmmaker, author, photographer and recipient of more than 100 national and international awards for his work, Chip's images appear in the book Enough To Go Around - Searching for Hope in Afghanistan, Pakistan & Darfur. An exhibition of his images premiers at the 2011 World Peace Festival and this fall at O Street Museum Foundation.

This event benefits Relief International and
O Street Museum Foundation


First Ladies of Rock
Gerald Johnson
First Ladies of Rock

Gerald Johnson's art can be found in the National Gallery of Art, The White House, and the Treasury Department, as well as over three hundred corporate collections in America, Europe and China.

He was born in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and now lives in the DC area. He earned his fine arts degree and completed his graduate studies in printmaking and painting at Carnegie-Mellon University and the University of North Carolina.

"The O Museum has challenged my creativity and championed my art. Every artist's dream is to find a receptive audience for their work. Twenty-five years ago, carrying 10 tiny collages into this mysterious house on O Street I found that audience; always saying "Do what is in your heart."


Crown Jewels of Music
Nina Miller
Crown Jewels of Music

Nina Miller loves all animals, some people, music, books, sparkly things, and all things vintage. Perpetually getting lost, but with a strong inner-compass, she resides in Nashville with her little monster, Oliver.

Founded in 2002, The Gibson Foundation is committed to making the world a better place for children by creating, developing and supporting programs and other non-profit organization in their efforts to advance education, music and the arts, the environment and health and welfare causes. Nina is the Executive Director of The Gibson Foundation.


Nomads
Indigenous Mexican Art & Culture
Nomads

Nomad Indigenous Mexican Art & Culture Exhibit

This wonderous collection showcases mexican contemporary indigenous arts & crafts, created by world renowned artists, and has exhibited in Montreal, Boston and New York. The D.C. exhibit is supported by the Mexican Cultural Institute of Washington DC.


The Little Prince
Elie Abrahami
photo: cade martin
The Little Prince

Born one of 14 children in Persia, 1948, Elie's religious affiliation prohibited him from painting, learning to read, and write. It wasn't until he was in the Israeli army, that he became an artist.

Despite his family disowning him for becoming an artist, he sent 80% of his earnings to them, until their death.

Abrahami's delicate watercolors and oil paintings, combining eastern and western traditions, have been exhibited in various galleries throughout the world and acquired by some of the most important collections in the world, including the Metropolitan Museum, the Guggenheim Museum and the British Museum. He resides in Paris and his work is in major museum collections, globally.


Ottoman Magic
Mersad Berber
Ottoman Magic

Mersad Berber is one of the greatest and most distinctive Bosnian painters and graphic artists. His inspiration is derived from Bosnia, its Ottoman past, and its people. An honorary member of the Russian Academy of Arts, he has received approximately 50 awards and he has had exhibits in cities all over the world, from London and Madrid, New York to Moscow, Jakarta and New Delhi.


Experts consider him to be one of the greatest post-Classic artists in the world. His most significant projects were "Chronicles of Sarajevo", "A Trip to Skender Vakuf", "Srebrenica", "A Homage to Vlaho Bukovac", and "Ottoman Chronicles" among others.

Membership

When you become a member you will be providing the support necessary to share and preserve our evolving collections.

NOTE: All benefits are effective for one year.

Individual

$125.00/year - Membership benefits listed below for one person.

  • Glass of champagne and one free visit to The Museum
  • 10% off tours (food tours excluded)
  • 10% discount on museum purchases every time you visit
  • Advance notice & purchase opportunities for intimate concerts & author series

Join as Individual Renew Individual

Family/Dual

$250.00 - Membership benefits listed below for two adults

  • Glass of champagne and one free visit to The Museum
  • 10% discount on museum purchases every time you visit
  • Advance notice & purchase opportunities for intimate concerts & author series
  • One private docent-led tour for 2
  • 20% off tours (food tours excluded)

Join as Family/Duo Renew Family/Duo

Angel

$750.00 - Membership benefits listed below for one person

  • Private docent-led tour for up to 4 guests
  • One bottle of champagne
  • All access pass: to All Intimate Music Series & speaker events [benefit concerts excluded]
  • 10% discount on museum purchases every time you visit
  • 20% off tours (food tours excluded)
  • Advance notice & purchase opportunities for intimate concerts & author series

Join as Angel Renew Angel

Winged O Society

Members of the Winged O Society are among the museum's leading supporters donating not just funds but their valuable time, providing the foundation necessary to share, build, and preserve our programs. Their support goes directly to our programs including Artists-in-Residence, Jammin', OKids, SRO Concerts, and our evolving collections.

Winged O members receive all of the benefits of membership listed above as well as the following:

Gold Record

$5,000

  • Invitations to unique events including private amnesia dinners, concerts, and private docent led tours
  • Four tickets to the Intimate Music Experience of your choice with unlimited champagne
  • Advance notice & purchase opportunities for intimate concerts & author series
  • Recognition links and logos on our website, and in our communications vehicles

Join as Rising Star Renew Rising Star

Platinum Record

$10,000

  • Invitations to unique events including private amnesia dinners, concerts, and private docent led tours
  • Six tickets to every Intimate Music Experience & speaker event with unlimited champagne
  • Private Penthouse Tour for 6
  • Recognition links and logos on our website, and in our communications vehicles
  • Advance notice & purchase opportunities for intimate concerts & author series

Join as All-Star Renew All-Star

Rock Stars

$25,000 - and beyond

  • Invitations to unique events including private amnesia dinners, concerts, and private docent led tours
  • Eight All-Access Passes & front row seats to every Intimate Music Experience & speaker event with unlimited champagne
  • Private Penthouse Tour for 8
  • Private art consultation with The Museum's Founder
  • Advance notice & purchase opportunities for intimate concerts & author series
  • Naming opportunity at The Museum
  • Recognition links and logos on our website, and in our communications vehicles

Join as Rock Star Renew Rock Star

Thank you to our generous supporters

Rock Star Supporters

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Aloha Pool Service Gibson The Kristina and William Catto Foundation Larry Kramer Family Fund Morris Family Foundation Castellini Foundation Kooper, Harris Felix, Espy jd - williams

Platinum Record Supporters

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Asia 54 The Mansion on O Street Al Tiramisu Republic Wilson-Epes Printing The Potomac Fund

Gold Record Supporters

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NMPA ProFish Voss Water The Chrysalis Fund Seth Greenstein - Adi Karisik Recording Industry Association

Top 40 Supporters

Individuals

Alvin Stenzel
Ari Fitzgerald
Brad & Sheryl Schwartz
Brent Polkes & Sheryl Staren
Davey Yarborough
David Israelite
Doug Dowling
Heather Gerum & Brent Schrader
Howard Vine
John Dillon
John Simson
Mark Bryan
Mitch Glazier
Paul Cohn
Roy Beaumont
Steve Schraeder
Tracy Halliday

Corporate

Citrin Cooperman
Contemporary Electric
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DC Sustainable Energy Utility
Foundation for the Carolinas
HMI
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Home Depot Foundation
Jensen Communications
Kalliopeia Foundation
Linda Roth Associates
Pets with Disabilities
PIR Marketing
Ratner Companies
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The Whitman Institute
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Washington Nationals Baseball Club
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