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219 gifts
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Raised for Local Nonprofits
219 gifts
Totaling $130,339.57
Raised for Local Nonprofits
219 gifts
Totaling $130,339.57

Eisenhower Foundation

Goal: $10,000.00

Specific Need

Less than two months after General Dwight D. Eisenhower accepted the surrender of Nazi Germany, he returned to his hometown — Abilene, Kansas — and delivered a speech not far from your own home. In that speech, General Eisenhower — the man who orchestrated the largest military invasion in history and liberated Europe from the iron grasp of Adolph Hitler — declared, “The proudest thing I can claim is that I am from Abilene.”  

 

Think about that for a moment. General Eisenhower had literally just saved the world from unspeakable tyranny, but the thing he was most proud of was that he was able to call Abilene his home.

 

That’s because it was here in Abilene that Ike learned the values that shaped him into the great American he became. Eisenhower didn’t learn how to be a leader at West Point, or on the battlefields of Europe. Rather, it was his strong Midwestern upbringing that taught him the values he would rely on to lead our nation and the world.

 

We need your help to make sure those values are passed on to future generations. While the federal government, through the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), supports the overall management of the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home, it is the Eisenhower Foundation that provides funding for exhibits, programs, and events through generous contributions from donors like you.

 

A Special Opportunity for the Community: Donate Dickinson County Day

The Community Foundation of Dickinson County is hosting their first-ever Donate Dickinson County Day to help us raise money for our endowment fund. If we are able to secure $10,000 on March 15, the Community Foundation of Dickinson County has agreed to match it dollar-for-dollar. All money raised through this matching gift opportunity will be added to our endowment fund.

 

Our endowment provides crucial funding to support the Eisenhower Presidential Library. With interest in Dwight D. Eisenhower increasing as new records from his military career and presidency are declassified from our Library holdings, and as more and more K-12 students participate in our innovative IKEducation programs, sustained funding from our endowment is essential. This will make it possible for the world, and a new generation, to learn more about Ike’s unparalleled accomplishments as Supreme Allied Commander during World War II and the 34th President of the United States.

 

Please join us on Donate Dickinson County Day. There are two ways to participate:

1. In-person - Make your donation in-person on Friday, March 15. Hand-delivered donations will be accepted at the Eisenhower Foundation

office (200 SE 4th Street, Abilene) OR at the Community Foundation of Dickinson County office (418 NW 3rd Street, Abilene).

2. Online - Donate online at www.DonateDickinson.com. Online donations will be accepted on March 15 only.

 

Thank you so much for considering donating to the Eisenhower Foundation. If you have any questions, please contact our office at 785-263-6771.

Mission

The mission of the Eisenhower Foundation is to honor and champion the relevance today of the life and leadership of Dwight D. Eisenhower through compelling programs and events that celebrate his legacy. His vision of peace, prosperity and justice in the world offers this generation a timely and relevant example for character leadership.

 

History

The Eisenhower Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, was established in 1945 after the Allied victory in Europe to honor World War II veterans and General Dwight D. Eisenhower. In 1947, the Foundation opened Eisenhower’s Boyhood Home and in 1954, the Museum. After President Eisenhower left the White House, the existing buildings were donated to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and the Foundation raised $3.5 million to build the Eisenhower Presidential Library, which was dedicated in 1962. Today, five buildings on 22 acres constitute the Eisenhower Presidential Campus — the Library, Museum, Boyhood Home, Visitors Center, and Place of Meditation.

 

The Eisenhower Presidential Campus is a national treasure with endless possibilities. The federal government, through NARA, offers support for archival staff and campus maintenance, however, any exhibit updates, K-12 and public education programs, and community events must be funded through the efforts of the Foundation.

Photos & Videos

Students participating in IKEducation.
Students participating in IKEducation.
Symphony at Sunset concert.
Symphony at Sunset concert.
Students participating in IKEducation.
Students participating in IKEducation.
$30,539.57 received
in 38 gifts
305.40%  of  $10,000.00 Goal

Contact

P.O. Box 295
Abilene KS 67410
Phone: (785) 263-6771

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