Daniel and Carole Kamin Donate $5 Million to Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Gift will endow museum director’s position.
philanthropists Daniel and Carole Kamin made a $5 million
gift that will permanently endow Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s director
The gift will be given in installments over
several years and will fund the museum director’s position currently held by
Dr. Eric Dorfman, which will be renamed the Daniel G. and Carole L. Kamin
Director of Carnegie Museum of Natural History to recognize the Kamins’ gift.
the history of Carnegie Museums, generous support from donors like the Kamins enables
our organization to thrive and grow into a far-reaching family of museums that
plays a vital role in advancing art, science, and education,” said Dr. Jo Ellen
Parker, President and CEO of Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. “This specific
gift celebrates the Kamins’ commitment to supporting our leadership team and
the outstanding work of Carnegie Museum of Natural History.”
are pleased to be able to support an iconic and historic Pittsburgh
institution,” said Carole Kamin. “We hope our contribution will continue the
tradition of excellence exemplified by Dr. Dorfman, who is leading the museum
in an exciting and positive direction.”
The Kamins have strong ties to Carnegie Museums
of Art and Natural History. Dan and Carole Kamin have been involved with the
museums for a combined total of over 100 years. Carole is a long-time Carnegie
Museum of Natural History board member. She is also a member of the Executive
Committee of the Discoverers Club and a member of Carnegie Museum of Art’s
Women’s Committee. She has worked as a buyer/manager for both the Carnegie
Museum of Art and Natural History gift shops, working at the Natural History
store for over 20 years. Carole is currently the Chair of the Carnegie Museum
of Natural History Merchandising Committee.
the Daniel G. and Carole L. Kamin Director of
Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Dr. Dorfman oversees research, exhibitions,
and visitor experiences at the museum.
Kamins’ generosity comes not just in financial contributions, but their
willingness to lend their time and expertise to the museum as well,” Dr.
Dorfman said. “Their support is invaluable,and they
continue to be great friends to the museum in many ways.”
Carnegie Museum of Natural History, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, is among the top six natural history museums in the country. It maintains, preserves, and interprets an extraordinary collection of 22 million objects and scientific specimens used to broaden understanding of evolution, conservation, and biodiversity. Carnegie Museum of Natural History generates new scientific knowledge, advances science literacy, and inspires visitors of all ages to become passionate about science, nature, and world cultures. More information is available by calling 412.622.3131 or by visiting the website, www.carnegiemnh.org.