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President's Roundtable

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Founded in 2017, the President’s Roundtable is a group of the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County’s most engaged and committed donors. Working closely with President and Director Dr. Lori Bettison-Varga on her top priority projects, Roundtable members develop deep connections to the museums and support their role among the premier cultural and scientific institutions of Los Angeles. 

Roundtable Benefits

  • Donation options at three levels: $15,000, $25,000, and $50,000
  • Invitations to workshops led by researchers working on top priority projects for the year
  • Invitations to the annual President’s Roundtable Dinner
  • Lunch with Dr. Bettison-Varga to discuss priority projects and the future of the museums
  • Choices of projects to support 
  • Recognition on our website and our annual donor wall
  • Recognition on select materials for each project, including on-site signage and press releases (as appropriate)

All gifts to the President’s Roundtable are fully tax-deductible. Participants at the $25,000 and $50,000 levels will have the opportunity to direct their gifts to more than one priority project.

For more information, please contact Dominic LoBuglio, Donor Engagement Coordinator, at 213.763.3348 or