LACC Needs Your Support

We greatly appreciate your donation, which will support the development and implementation of the Latin American Cultural Center’s exciting exhibits and programming. Individuals donating $1,000 and above prior to December 2023 will be acknowledged as Founders of LACC.

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Our Donors

The Latin American Studies Association gratefully acknowledges all gifts received to date that are enabling us to establish the Latin American Cultural Center (LACC). Individuals who donated $1,000 and above prior to December 2023 are acknowledged as Founding Donors.


  • Hillman Foundation
  • McKinney Foundation
  • The Heinz Endowments
  • Eden Hall Foundation
  • Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation

Sustaining Donors ($5,000+)

  • AustralTek LLC & i4 Platform
  • Billie R. DeWalt and Sylvia M. Keller
  • Gilbert Joseph
  • Melissa Smith and Charles R. Hale
  • Milagros Pereyra-Rojas and Enrique Mu
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • UPMC Health Plan

Founding Donors ($1,000–$4,999)

  • Alex Chen
  • Carmen Diana Deere
  • Claire Keyes and Joel P. Aaronson
  • Eugene Myers – in memory of Elmer Cano
  • Florence E. Babb
  • Gerszten Family Fund – In honor of Billie R. DeWalt and Sylvia M. Keller
  • Janet Endress Squires
  • Jonathon Reddig
  • Kevin Middlebrook
  • Carol A. Moya and Carlos E. Moya
  • Lars Schoultz
  • Lynn M. Stephen
  • Marianne Schmink
  • Mneesha Gellman
  • Morgan Stanley & Smith Barney
  • Peter Smith
  • Ronald H. Chilcote
  • Summon Health
  • William LeoGrande
  • Yoshio Arai

Other Individual Donors

  • Andrea Rudolph
  • Adriana Jimenez
  • Camelia Nicoleta Tigau
  • Cecile Chong
  • Claudia Sandberg
  • Claudio Gomez
  • Edwin Torres
  • Elizabeth Wilkinson
  • Ellen Ormond
  • Flavio Chamis
  • Gretchen Anselmo
  • Gwen Vargas and Luis Vargas
  • Henry M. Maquera Colque
  • Jaclyn McCusker
  • John Doe
  • Kiran Mehta
  • Lucia M. Aguirre
  • Luisa Porras
  • Lynn Stephen
  • Marilyn Albert
  • Oryoki Zendo
  • Ruiyang Ma
  • T.M Scruggs

Founding Volunteers

These individuals and institutions provided their time and expertise to help make the Latin American Cultural Center a reality.


  • Carnegie Museum of Natural History
  • Casa del Arte José Clemente Orozco, Universidad de Concepción, Chile
  • Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas
  • Manchester Craftsman Guild
  • Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, Santiago, Chile


  • Brent Rondon
  • Christopher Bell
  • Claudio Gomez Papic
  • Cristian Becker Álvarez
  • Daniela Alcántara
  • Flavio Chamis
  • Reid Andrews
  • James B. Richardson III
  • Jay Apt
  • Joel Aaronson
  • Lisa DiGioia-Nutini
  • Martin Ashby
  • Richard Faundez (MNH Mural)
  • Rodrigo Ignacio Piraces Gonzalez
  • Samuel Stewart

Artifact Donations

The Latin American Studies Association is grateful to the following individuals who donated objects to the Latin American Cultural Center, thereby enriching its museum with the beginnings of a fine permanent collection.

  • Ada Castillo-Mezzich
  • Bill DeWalt and Sylvia Keller
  • David Wright and Barbara Wright
  • Gloria Manchego
  • James B. Richardson III
  • Jean Nutini
  • Joseph Johnston
  • Kenneth Love
  • Lisa DiGioia-Nutini
  • Milagros Pereyra-Rojas and Enrique Mu
  • Pam Doran and Carl Swartz
  • Patricia Forbes and Patrick Keating
  • Paula E. Hollerback
  • Reid Reading †
  • Robert E. Conrad and Ursula Luke-Conrad
  • S. Murray Rust and Shirley Rust
  • Salome Gutierrez †
  • Steve Tanner and Maurine Tanner
Mexican rug donated by Dr. James B. Richardson, III

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The Latin American Cultural Center (LACC) seeks to acquire iconic objects from each country in Latin America for its permanent collection.

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