United States Diplomacy Center

A Public-Private Partnership

The support needed to make the vision of the U.S. Diplomacy Center a reality is based on a public-private partnership, an idea pioneered by Benjamin Franklin – America’s first diplomat. The U.S. Department of State is committed to provide the tangible elements of public-sector support, including the land, operations and utilities, security, staffing assistance and equipment.

We are confident that the private sector will answer the call and provide the needed elements of private-sector support for:

  • Building program and design, including the construction of the glass entrance Pavilion and build-out of the two interior halls
  • Educational programs
  • Special programs, conferences, and forums
  • Expenses of the campaign
  • Operating endowment

More information at the Diplomacy Center Foundation's website.


The story is more than fascinating; it’s fundamental to America’s current standing in the world. And now we can make it more familiar to our own people as well.
—Madeleine K. Albright
Former Secretary of State
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