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Smithsonian peak – Donations up 40 percent

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The Smithsonian Institution is on a fundraising roll, Bloomberg news reported Sept. 11.

Donations in fiscal 2000 are expected to total $205 million, up from $147 million a year earlier and 10 times the amount raised in 1995.

The Smithsonian’s endowment will exceed  $755 million.

The Smithsonian, the largest museum complex in the world, received $438 million from the U.S. government as a direct federal appropriation in fiscal 1999.

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