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AIR FORCE MUSEUM FOUNDATION INC

Honoring every Airman's story with a permanent home to inspire future generations.

aka 31-0668800   |   Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH   |  www.afmuseum.com

Mission

Raise funds and awareness to support the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force mission.

Ruling year info

1966

Executive Director

Mr. Rorie Cartier

Main address

PO Box 33624

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH 45433 USA

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EIN

31-0668800

NTEE code info

Single Organization Support (T11)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The National Museum of the U.S. Air ForceTM is an Air Force facility. The U.S. Air Force operates the museum complex through government-appropriated funds. The Air Force Museum Foundation assists where federal funds are not available by raising funds for important activities like:

• Building Construction and Facility Improvement
• Student-Centered Educational Programming
• One-of-a-Kind Special Events
• Memorial Park Perpetual Care
• Volunteer Staff Uniforms, Supplies and Appreciation Events

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

The Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc.

The Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc was chartered in 1960 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the purpose of assisting the United States Air Force Museum (now the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force) in its efforts to engage and educate the public on the important role of the USAF in our nation's defense.

We serve as a philanthropic corporation that assists in the development and expansion of the facilities of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. In addition, the Foundation provides funds each year to the Museum for special projects and underwrites several programs involving a wide range of activities geared toward education, volunteer support, special events, and promotional efforts. The National Museum of the United States Air ForceTM is a USAF facility that is funded by the Air Force for normal operations and maintenance costs.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of periodicals distributed

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Totals By Year
Related Program

The Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc.

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Quarterly journal mailed to donors.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

The Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc.

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Volunteers for the National Museum of the US Air Force supported by the Air Force Museum Foundation.

Special Exhibit Attendance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

The Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc.

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Did not have special exhibits in 2021.

Average daily attendance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

The Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc.

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Air Force Museum Foundation seeks to honor every Airman's story with a permanent home to inspire future generations by raising funds and awareness to support the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

Our strategy is twofold. First, we raise funds to assist where federal funds are not available for important activities like construction and maintenance, educational programming, special events and more. Second, we help generate awareness and attendance of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

Raising of funds is accomplished by the operation of the Air Force Museum Store, Air Force Museum Attractions, Air Force Museum Cafés and through fundraising and membership programs. Monies generated by the operation of these business units go directly to the Museum. Awareness and attendance are achieved through advertising and media relations that highlight both the Foundation and the Museum, along with Foundation-led events that generate additional traffic coming to the Museum

In the past few years, the Foundation fully funded the Museum’s expansion by constructing the Fourth Building that highlights Space, Research & Development, Presidential, and Global Reach aircraft. We also funded the restoration of the iconic Memphis Belle, Museum wayfinding program, the Augmented Reality D-Day exhibit, and annual support for more than 600 volunteers.

In the future, we are planning to provide climate-controlled exhibit space, supporting new, updated exhibits that better represent all men and women of the Air Force, increased interactive experiences and exhibits, and creating once-in-a-lifetime events and special experiences to enable the Museum to meet its mission.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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AIR FORCE MUSEUM FOUNDATION INC

Board of directors
as of 06/26/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Lt Gen C.D. Moore

C.D. Moore

Gerald R. Murray

John G. Brauneis

Roger D. Duke

Anita Emhoff

Frederick D. Gregory

Bejamin T. Guthrie

James L. Jennings

Ki Ho Kang

Thomas J. Lasley

Brian C. Newby

Gary L. North

Edgar M. Purvis

Frederick F. Rogerro

James Blackman

Scott L. Jones

Scott Lundy

Lester Lyles

Brian Newby

Randy Tymofichuk

Angela Billings

John Paul Clarke

Linda Cureton

Walter A Hibner

Ted Maxwell

Donald R McMonagle

Martiqua Post

Mike Skinner

Patricia Young

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes