Philanthropist David Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Managing Director, The Carlyle Group (right) talks with Dean Malissa (left) playing the part of  former President George Washington, before speaking to reporters on The National Mall, to announce his donation of $7.5 million dollars to help with the repair of the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., Thursday, January 19, 2012. The gift matches federal funds approved by Congress in December and completes the funding necessary for the overall repair. Rubenstein's donation will be made through the Trust for the National Mall, the National Park Service's philanthropic partner whose Campaign for The National Mall will raise $350 million over five to seven years towards the $650 million needed to restore The National Mall. (Rod Lamkey Jr/ The Washington Times)

Photo by: ROD LAMKEY JR

Philanthropist David Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Managing Director, The Carlyle Group (right) talks with Dean Malissa (left) playing the part of former President George Washington, before speaking to reporters on The National Mall, to announce his donation of $7.5 million dollars to help with the repair of the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., Thursday, January 19, 2012. The gift matches federal funds approved by Congress in December and completes the funding necessary for the overall repair. Rubenstein's donation will be made through the Trust for the National Mall, the National Park Service's philanthropic partner whose Campaign for The National Mall will raise $350 million over five to seven years towards the $650 million needed to restore The National Mall. (Rod Lamkey Jr/ The Washington Times)