Campaign

New Burke donors at groundbreaking ceremony
Photo: Jack Storms | Storms PhotoGraphic
Welcome to the New Burke

The New Burke has been a dream for decades—now we are on our way to making this vision a reality! The $33 million private fundraising campaign for the New Burke will help us build a flagship museum of natural history and culture for everyone in the Northwest.

We raised enough money to break ground in spring of 2016, but now we’re looking ahead to reaching our $33 million goal. Your generosity means we can finish this exciting project and share and protect the Burke's collections for generations to come.

Greg Blume, Mary Dunnam, Ellen Ferguson
Co-Chairs, Campaign for the New Burke

New Burke Leadership

Jan & Jack Creighton, Honorary Co-Chairs
Mike & Lynn Garvey, Honorary Co-Chairs
Greg Blume, Co-Chair, Campaign for the New Burke
Mary Dunnam, Co-Chair, Campaign for the New Burke
Ellen Ferguson, Co-Chair, Campaign for the New Burke
John Kincaid, President, Burke Museum Association
Julie K. Stein, Executive Director, Burke Museum

Campaign Steering Committee

Greg Blume
Mary Dunnam
Ellen Ferguson
Alicechandra Fritz
Chris Hurley
Ron Irving
John Kincaid
Jeannie Kundig
Spencer G. Smith

Campaign Progress

The private fundraising goal for the New Burke is $33 million, which includes an $8 million endowment to support operations in the New Burke. Thanks to the incredible generosity of our supporters, we have raised more than $28 million to-date.

Project Budget

The budget for the New Burke project is $99 million, which includes design and construction of the new building, exhibits, moving costs, an operating endowment, and landscaping for the new facility. The funding plan includes a combination of public and private support.

$33 million private goal, 85% raised
Last Updated July 15, 2016

Camas Circle

The Burke Museum is grateful for the generous support of donors who share the vision for the New Burke. We are thrilled to share that we received an anonymous $1,000,000 matching challenge and it’s going fast! All new gifts between $10,000 and $100,000 made by June 30, 2017 to the Campaign for the New Burke will be matched 1:1, until we reach $1,000,000. Donors who give $10,000 or more will be invited to join Camas Circle and will receive the following recognition and benefit opportunities.

What is Camas? 
Camas Lily (Camassia Quamash) is a perennial plant native to the U.S. and Canada that grows in wet meadows. Its starchy root was an important food source for the indigenous people of the Northwest, who cultivated and traded the plant. The New Burke will feature a sweeping meadow of camas and native grasses, which will turn a vibrant shade of purple each spring when the camas blooms.

$10,000 - $24,999
  • Camas Circle vest
  • Invitation to the VIP grand opening event
  • Framed pressed camas flower recognizing your gift
  • Recognition on a donor wall in a prominent location in the New Burke
$25,000 - $49,999
All Camas Circle benefits listed above, plus:
  • Opportunity to plant a seedling in the New Burke camas prairie
  • Tour of Oxbow Farm, the nursery cultivating native plants for the New Burke
$50,000 – $99,999
All Camas Circle benefits listed above, plus:
  • Invitation to an exclusive, pre-opening event with Burke Executive Director Julie K. Stein, Burke curators and other $50,000+ Camas Circle donors
$100,000+
All Camas Circle benefits listed above, plus recognition opportunities in spaces in the New Burke.
 
Questions? Anna O’Donnell, Director of Development, acfrey@uw.edu, 206.543.9539

Donors

Thank you to our generous New Burke campaign donors. (Last updated March 29, 2017)

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Craig & Nancy Abramson
Ginger & Barry Ackerley Foundation
Tom Alberg & Judi Beck
Paul G. Allen Family Foundation
Stephen Alley & Amy Scott
Chap & Eve Alvord
Nancy Alvord
Valerie & William Anders
Barbara & Jack Anderson
Phoebe Andrew
Rebecca Andrews & Scott Shane
Gretchen & Basil Anex
Anonymous (16)
Kym Aughtry
Scot Augustson
Linda (Stein) Backus & Curtis Backus
Betts Baepler
Melissa Bailey
Pat Baillargeon
Robert & Ruth Baker
Hugh Bangasser & Lucy Homans
Holly Barker & Bill Sherman
The Basch Family
Sharon Birks & Robert Reed
Kristianne & John Blake
Greg & Paula Blume
The Boeing Company
T. William & Beatrice Booth
Elisabeth Bottler
Jeff Bradley & Anne Hocking
Paul & Debbi Brainerd
Alex & Kelly Brenner
Joe & Maureen Brotherton
Barbara Brown
Christopher Brown
David Brown & Christina Rockrise
Sarah & Michael Bruemmer
Ann Buckner
Robert & Frances Bunn
Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse & Andrew Marcuse
Daniel V. Byrne
Tom & Sonya Campion
E. Rhodes & Leona B. Carpenter Foundation
Gary & Christin Carpenter
Howard & Kari Chansky
Anna Chavelle & Chris Knutson
Dennis Cheasebro
Walter Chen & Xiao Qing Wu
Jon & Joan Christoffersen
Harriett Cody & Harvey Sadis
Meg Conkey & Lester Rowntree
John & Kathleen Connors
Rod Crawford
Jan & Jack Creighton
John Creighton
Bruce E. Crowley & Brenda Matter
Roger Crowley
James & Barbara Crutcher
Jenny & Richard Cummins
Helen Curtis
Bill & Debbi Darrow
Courtney Emelle Davis
Olga Davis
Clair Dickerson
Richelle & Tom Dickerson
Christine Disteche & Raymond Monnat
Sandra B. Dunn
Mary & Jim Dunnam
Educational Legacy Fund
Alvin & Ruth Eller
The Elsner Family
Alex, Audrey & Ron Eng
Ellen Ferguson
Hugh & Jane Ferguson Foundation
Kate Fernandez
Ralph & Pamela Forquera
Alaina & William Fuld
Helen Gamble
Mike & Lynn Garvey
Shawn George
Georgetown Brewing Co.
Katharyn Alvord Gerlich
David Giblin
D. Wayne & Anne Gittinger
Gary & Vicki Glant
Andrea & Phillip Godinez
Amanda & Dan Gomez
Goodfellow Fund
Jeannie & Charles Gravenkemper
Jerry & Lyn Grinstein
Lois Griswold
Gustafson Guthrie Nichol Ltd.
Eilidh Haakanson
Isabella Haakanson
Sven & Balika Haakanson
Frederick N. & Marie Halverson
Judith Hance
Peter & Ann Hanson
Emelia S. Harris
Jeff Hazeltine & Alicechandra Fritz
Elise & Nicholas Hebb
Sydnie Heberling
Harold & Mary Frances Hill
Edith Hilliard & Herbert Bridge
Robert & Helen Hitchman Charitable Trust
John Howell & Claire Powers
Christine Hurley & Marlys Erickson
Ron & Gail Irving
Allen & Nettie Israel
Livia Jackson
Catharine & Brien Jacobsen
Keith & Carol James
Jessie Johanson
Bridget Johnson & James Wiser
Jack Johnson & Brandy Rinck
Jay & Mary Jayne Jones
Bryndis Jonsson
Joshua Green Foundation
H. David Kaplan
Harold Kawaguchi & Shaun Hubbard
Hollye & Todd Keister
Phoebe Keleman
Michael & Emily Kelly
Jim & Nancy Kenagy
Mark Kernaghan
Janet Wright Ketcham Foundation
John F. Kincaid
Martha Kongsgaard & Peter Goldman
Emily Kreidler
Lawrence Kreisman & Wayne Dodge
Krekow Jennings Inc.
Tom & Jeannie Kundig
Peter Lape & Charlotte Spang
Josh & Cameron Larios
Jeffrey Larson
Estate of William Laval
Adam & Anne Leaché
Jon Lebo & Mary Ellen Cavallon
Jamie Lee
Linda & David Leisy
Margaret Levi & Richard Kaplan
Carol Lewis & Tom Byers
Betsy Lieberman & Richard Groomer
Glenn Light
Ellen Look & Tony Cavalieri
Dennis Lund & Martha Taylor
Kristin & Scott Luttinen
Ingrid Lynch
Barbara & Michael Malone
Donna Manders
Edgar & Linda Marcuse
Marrella Fund
Tim, Sandy & Olwyn Marsden
Ruth Martin
Katherine & Pete Maslenikov
Ellen Maxson
Doug & Joyce McCallum
Ashley & Jesse McClelland
D.V. & Ida J. McEachern Charitable Trust
Jill & Joe McKinstry
Gretchen McPhee
Doug & Thelma McTavish
Bibi Mengesha
Microsoft Corporation
Jess Milhausen & Michael Santora
Glen & Allison Milliman
Pendleton & Elisabeth Miller Charitable Foundation
The Moraine Foundation
Cathy, Ethan & Maggie Morris
George & Frances Moynihan
Kirsten Murray & Timothy Griffith
Elizabeth & Michael Nesbitt
Nesholm Family Foundation
Eugene & Martha Nester
Eleanor & Charles Nolan
The Norcliffe Foundation
The Nordhoff Family
Charles G. Nordhoff
Northwest Paleontological Association
Phil & Sandra Nudelman
Anna & Kevin O'Donnell
O’Donnell Family Charitable Foundation
Bob Ohashi
Richard & Sheila Olmstead
Olson Kundig
Glenys Ong
Rachel Ormiston & Jason Caffoe
Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center
Sarah Parrington
Darcy & Enzo Paschino
Peach Foundation
Laura Phillips & Eric Rasmussen
Jenna N. Pieczonka
Mary Pigott
Lisa & Rick Plath
Samantha Porter
Susan & William Potts
Pamela Proske
Alan & Andrea Rabinowitz
Douglass & Katherine Raff
Brooks & Suzanne Ragen
Robert & Virginia Rausch
Raynier Institute & Foundation
Brent & Heidi Reys
Darby Riley
The Rivin Family
Stuart & Lee Rolfe
Cheryl Salant
Martha & Robert Sander
Virginia Schafer
Jennifer Schubert
George & Laurie Schuchart
Schuchart/Dow
City of Seattle
Virginia & Allen Senear
Douglas Shore
Mary & Stuart Silk
Christian & Kristina Sidor
Mike Smith
Nepier Smith & Joan Affleck-Smith
Patricia & Spencer Smith
Jessica Sofie
Sound Physical Therapy
William & Stephanie Stafford
Julie Stein & Stan Chernicoff
Susan Stein & Brian Pendleton
Philip & Susan Stoller
Edward Stone
Caroline Strömberg & Greg Wilson
Bob & Katie Strong
Shata Stucky & Luke Garrett
Lynn & Steve Sullivan
Paula Sweet
Hally Swift & Eric Strandberg
Tagney Jones Family Fund
Craig Tall & Penny LeGate
Eldon Tam & Bridget Lamp
Barbara Thompson & Timothy Malone
Susan Thurston
Jane Tobin
Judith Tobin & Michael Baker
David & Chris Towne
James & Camille Uhlir
William Urschel
Cory Van Arsdale
Thomas & Pamela Waldron
Waldron & Company
Walker Family Foundation
M. Elizabeth Warren
State of Washington
Washington Trust Bank
Robert & Juanita Watt
Dorothy & Daryl West
Steve & Nina Whiston
Tom & Lyn White
Coralyn Whitney & Dwight Gadd
Nancy Whittaker & Michael Dickter
Brom & Elizabeth Wikstrom
Robert L. & Mary Ann Wiley Fund
Rebecca Wilson
Anais Winant & Mark Sidran
Robert & Judith Winquist
Beverly Witte
Margo & Tom Wyckoff
Wyman Youth Trust
Wyncote Foundation Northwest
Melissa A. Yeager
The Peg & Rick Young Foundation
Erin Younger & Ed Liebow
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