Corporate Membership

Our Mission

Founded in 1962, the primary mission of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society is to educate people across our country about the Capitol and the people who work in it in a manner that inspires, in the words of our authorizing legislation, “inspired patriotism.”

The Capitol Committee

The Capitol Committee is a group of over 110 Corporations, Associations, and Foundations that support the mission of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society through unrestricted donations. This money provides operational and program support which allows us to continue to fulfill our mission.

Leading companies join the Capitol Committee’s Leadership Council with annual charitable contributions of $25,000 or more. With that assistance, the Society has been able to upgrade its interactive website for students and teachers, support new curriculum initiatives for secondary educational programs, and contribute works of art to the permanent collection of the U.S. Capitol.

Photos (c) Bruce Guthrie

Your Involvement

Are you, your company, or your organization looking for a unique way to demonstrate the significance of your charitable and civic responsibility to a broad audience across our country? Your involvement, and that of leading companies on the Capitol Committee, are the flagship of our support. With your help, this building and what it stands for are brought to life in a way that touches the lives and minds of millions. Become a leader and help us keep the United States Capitol and our democracy a beacon for the world. 

The U.S. Capitol Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-partisan educational organization chartered by Congress to preserve and interpret the history of the Capitol and the Congress. For more than a decade, our We the People Constitution Tour™ has taught over 20,000 students about the underlying concepts of the Constitution by combining classroom study with a day-long interactive tour of historic sites in Washington, D.C. Your support will go towards our signature We the People education program and help further the Society’s important mission. 

For Capitol Committee Information, please contact:

Cherise Clark
Director of Development
202-543-8919 x23

“We continue to support the USCHS because we firmly believe in its mission to educate citizens about the U.S. Capitol and the foundation of our government. We value civic engagement, the ability to participate in the democratic process and the commitment to public service. The USCHS gives the best Capitol tours in town with historians who are amazing storytellers and know every nook and cranny of our US Capitol. We regularly encourage our employees to visit and learn about the unique history of our U.S. Capitol.”

Meaghan K Joyce Director of Political & Advocacy Strategy at International Paper, Capitol Committee Member


“Support for the USCHS is an essential element for any organization serious about its engagement with Congress.  USCHS is about promoting the history, values and promise of our Capitol – and the women and men that work there.  Our countries may have their “crown jewels” or monuments, but America has an instantly recognizable symbol of its living democracy in that building.  Express Scripts and its employees are proud to be part of a greater effort through USCHS to help that light shine forth to all the world to see.”

Rob Lively – Allergan, Capitol Committee Member

“… being associated with the United States Capitol Historical Society gives me an opportunity to not only relive some of the best times of my distant youth but also to stay engaged with the process. I highly recommend membership in the United States Capitol Historical Society to you.”

John TuckBaker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwell, P.C. Chair, USCHS Capitol Membership Chairman 2006