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As an independent, nonpartisan, and privately funded institution, the Academy relies on the generosity of individuals like you to sustain its full-term Berlin Prize fellowships, year-round public programming, high-level conferences such as the Richard C. Holbrooke Forum, and so much more. By contributing to the Annual Fund, you are providing unrestricted operating support that is essential for the Academy to fulfill its mission. Gifts of all amounts are encouraged and received with gratitude.All gifts to the Academy’s Annual Fund are fully tax-deductible.

Donors who give $500 or more are recognized as members of our Friends Circle, and will receive an American Academy in Berlin signature gift in appreciation for their fully tax-deductible contribution. Thank you for your generosity.

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– Chancellor Angela Merkel

“The American Academy in Berlin is a jewel of transatlantic exchange.”
– President Frank-Walter Steinmeier

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– Paul Ingendaay, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

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Cicero Magazine

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Der Spiegel

“Transatlantic partnership at a high intellectual level, in the style of mutual respect.”
 Süddeutsche Zeitung​

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The Washington Post

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– Hal Foster, Princeton University

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– Helen Vendler, Harvard University

“There is no better opportunity to work and understand, anywhere.”
– Lawrence Lessig, Harvard University

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– Amb. Wolfgang Ischinger

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– Mathias Döpfner, CEO Axel Springer

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-Thomas L. Friedman

Contact the Development Department

Emily Carey

Vice President of Development (USA)

Phone: +1-212-588 1745

Berit Ebert

Vice President of Programs (Germany/Europe)

Phone: +49 (30) 804 83 108

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