See Through the Burke text over a photo of the New Burke building
Photo: Burke Museum
Washington’s oldest museum is becoming
Washington’s newest museum.
All we need is you.

Gifts from the community are the heart of the New Burke project—more than one third of the new museum will be funded by individuals like you.


Make Your Mark

rendering of the lobby of the New Burke Museum showing a mastodon and community wall art installation

Join the Burke Herd

Something different will be happening at the New Burke every day, but one thing that won’t change: the impact of your support to make this project a reality. Purchase a limited-edition raven, triceratops, or orca tile on the Burke Herd art installation in the New Burke, and you’ll have something to point to, far into the future, and say that you call this place home.

Donor Benefits
Gift Recognition

We are so thankful for our family of donors growing every day, helping open the doors of your new Washington State Museum of Natural History and Culture. Every person and every gift, no matter the size, will be welcomed and celebrated in the following ways:

Questions? Anna O'Donnell, Director of Development, 206.543.9539


Community Campaign

  • Recognition on the website
  • Recognition as a community donor in the New Burke
  • Early access to reserve tickets for opening weekend

All Community Campaign benefits listed, plus:

  • An invitation to opening weekend
  • A Burke-branded kebony keepsake—your own piece of the New Burke (*while supplies last)
$1,000 - $4,999

All Community Campaign benefits listed, plus:

  • Invitation to a pre-opening celebration
  • Opportunity for name recognition on the Burke Herd art installation in the New Burke

All Community Campaign benefits listed above, plus:

  • Opportunity for prominent name recognition on the Burke Herd art installation in the New Burke

Camas Circle

  • Invitation to the New Burke Camas Circle
  • 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

All Camas benefits listed, plus:

  • Opportunity to plant a seedling in the New Burke camas prairie
  • Tour of Oxbow Farm, the native plant nursery cultivating plants for the New Burke

All Camas 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

All Camas benefits listed above, plus:

  • Recognition opportunities in spaces in the New Burke
Thank You

Thank You New Burke Donors

$10,000 and above
Last updated August 13, 2018.

Craig & Nancy Abramson
Ginger & Barry Ackerley Foundation
Tom Alberg & Judi Beck
Paul G. Allen Family Foundation
Chap & Eve Alvord
Nancy Alvord
Gretchen & Basil Anex
Anonymous (8)
Patrick Ashley
Kym Aughtry
Roxana & Thomas Augusztiny
Betts Baepler
Hugh Bangasser & Lucy Homans
Jane & Peter Barrett
Sharon Birks & Robert Reed
Greg & Paula Blume
The Boeing Company
T. William & Beatrice Booth
Elisabeth Bottler
The Brainerd Foundation
David Brown & Christina Rockrise
Mike & Sarah Bruemmer
Daniel V. Byrne
Tom & Sonya Campion
Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies 
E. Rhodes & Leona B. Carpenter Foundation
Ross & Julie Case
The Chisholm Foundation
Jon & Joan Christoffersen
Jan & Jack Creighton
John Creighton III
Anne Delaney
Betsy Dennis
Sandra B. Dunn
Mary & Jim Dunnam
Educational Legacy Fund
Ellen Ferguson
Hugh & Jane Ferguson Foundation
Flo & Harry Fujita
Bill & Katie Garland
Mike & Lynn Garvey
William & Mimi Gates
Georgetown Brewing Co.
Katharyn Alvord Gerlich
D. Wayne & Anne Gittinger
Goodfellow Fund
Joshua Green Foundation
Jodi Green & Mike Halperin
Lois Griswold
Gustafson Guthrie Nichol Ltd.
Frederick N. & Marie Halverson
Mark Hamilton & Dr. Suzie Rapp
Lenore Hanauer
Judith Hance
Nancy & Hamilton Harris
Rosemarie Havranek & Nathan Myhrvold
Jeff Hazeltine & Alicechandra Fritz
Elise Hebb
Nicholas Hebb
Sydnie Heberling
Kara Hefley & James Leigh
Harold & Mary Frances Hill
Robert & Helen Hitchman Charitable Trust
Akira & Lillian Horita
Christine Hurley & Marlys Erickson
Ron & Gail Irving
Ann Jackson & Kendrick Wilson
Keith & Carol James
Hunter Jeffers & Lauren Cascio
Kirk Johnson & Chase DeForest
Jay & Mary Jayne Jones
Joshua Green Foundation
H. David Kaplan
Harold Kawaguchi & Shaun Hubbard
Jim & Nancy Kenagy
Mark Kernaghan in memory of William J. Dunn Jr.
Peter & Mary Kerr
John F. Kincaid
Martha Kongsgaard & Peter Goldman
Krekow Jennings Inc.
Educational Legacy Fund
Tom & Jeannie Kundig
Jeffrey Larson
Estate of William Laval
Adam & Anne Leaché
Sharon Leishman & Duane Muller
Linda & David Leisy
Margaret Levi & Robert Kaplan
Carla & Don Lewis
Ellen Look & Tony Cavalieri
The Henry Luce Foundation, Inc.
Kristin & Scott Luttinen
Barbara & Michael Malone
Edgar & Linda Marcuse
Marrella Fund
Doug & Joyce McCallum
Diane & Kirby McDonald
D.V. & Ida J. McEachern Charitable Trust
Jill & Joe McKinstry
Doug & Thelma McTavish
Microsoft Corporation
Pendleton & Elisabeth Miller Charitable Foundation
Glen & Allison Milliman
The Moraine Foundation
Lynn Pigott Mowe & Steven Mowe
M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust
Kirsten Murray & Timothy Griffith
National Endowment for the Humanities
Nesholm Family Foundation
Eugene & Martha Nester
Eleanor & Charles Nolan
The Norcliffe Foundation
The Nordhoff Family
Charles G. Nordhoff
Nancy Nordhoff & Lynn Hays
Phil & Sandra Nudelman
Anna & Kevin O'Donnell
O’Donnell Family Charitable Foundation
Olson Kundig
Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center
Sarah Parrington
Peach Foundation
Mary Pigott
Lisa & Rick Plath
Guendolen Carkeek Plestcheeff Fund for the Decorative & Design Arts
Susan & William Potts
John & Joyce Price
Pamela Proske
Megan & Greg Pursell
Alan & Andrea Rabinowitz
The Brooks & Suzanne Ragen Family Foundation
Raynier Institute & Foundation
The Reed Foundation
Brent & Heidi Reys
David & Sue Rockefeller
Kate Roosevelt & Caroline Maillard
Martha & Robert Sander
Carlo & Eulalie Scandiuzzi
Virginia Schafer
City of Seattle
Seattle Garden Club
Christian & Kristina Sidor
Gregory & Monica Smith
Mike Smith
Nepier Smith & Joan Affleck-Smith
Patricia & Spencer Smith
Julie Stein & Stan Chernicoff
Philip & Susan Stoller
The Stretch Fund
Bob & Katie Strong
Hally Swift & Eric Strandberg
Susan & George Swindells
Tagney Jones Family Fund
Craig Tall & Penny LeGate
Judy Tobin & Michael Baker
David & Chris Towne
James & Camille Uhlir
University of Washington 
William Urschel
U.S. Bank Foundation
Cory Van Arsdale
Thomas & Pamela Waldron
Walker Family Foundation
M. Elizabeth Warren
Washington Trust Bank
State of Washington
Robert & Juanita Watt
Steve & Nina Whiston
Coralyn Whitney & Dwight Gadd
Robert L. & Mary Ann T. Wiley
Robert & Judith Winquist
Beverly Witte
The Dean Witter Foundation
Jeff & Korynne Wright
Robin K. Wright & Carol S. Ivory
Wyman Youth Trust
Wyncote Foundation Northwest
Melissa A. Yeager
The Peg & Rick Young Foundation
Erin Younger & Ed Liebow
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 Howell, 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