Military Heritage Foundation dba Army Heritage Center Foundation

Telling the Army Story...One Soldier at a Time

aka Army Heritage Center Foundation (AHCF)   |   CARLISLE, PA   |  www.armyheritage.org

Mission

To promote the development of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) and its programs, and to sustain and enhance the Center and the Foundation's ability to inform and educate the American public on contributions by Soldiers and the U.S. Army to our nation's history.

Notes from the nonprofit

Currently Board is conducting a review and development of an updated Strategic Plan. Expected completion is June 2020.

Ruling year info

1999

Board Chair

Major General (Retired) Robert Diamond

Founder, GJA ADVISORY SERVICES LLC

Mr Greg Attorri

Main address

950 Soldiers Drive PO Box 839

CARLISLE, PA 17013 USA

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Formerly known as

Military Heritage Foundation

EIN

25-1830984

NTEE code info

History Museums (A54)

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

Interdisciplinary Research (V30)

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Programs and results

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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?

Visitor and Education Center, Hall of the American Soldier Expansion

This expansion will:   
1)      Create the architectural defining feature for the U. S. Army Heritage and Education Center. 
  2)      Provide an additional 30,000 square feet to include an additional exhibit and interpretive gallery, multipurpose and meeting rooms, and improved conferencing capabilities that will support more complex educational programs and events.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Veterans

Education Program: creating lesson plans and educational products for students and teachers, also includes the Voices of the Part Speak to the Future oral history program. This program pairs high school students with World War II veterans to collect their military history and experience.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Veterans

The Army Heritage Center Foundation manages the National History Day program in Pennsylvania and runs the state-wide competion each May.
 
National History Day represents an innovative approach to teaching history that engages students in self-directed learning, motivates them to question and explore, and develops their critical thinking and languagearts skills. 
 
The National History Day program enhances education in Pennsylvania by improving student achievement and encouraging the use of Pennsylvania’s vast education resources including libraries, archives, museums, heritage sites, and historical organizations.
National History Day encourages students – home school, public and private – in grades 6 through 12 to become subject matter experts on an historical theme.  Alone they can write research papers. Aloneor in teams of 2 to 5, they take their research and create an exhibit, website, performance or documentary film.

Population(s) Served
Students
Adolescents

Foundation sponsored internships provide students with the experience employers seek. Students engage in meaningful tasks that support Foundation sponsored teacher workshops and make aspects of the USAHEC collections publicly available. The program further allows the student to determine career goals while making valuable contributions. Two focus areas: Schools to Careers for high school students and Internships for college students.

Population(s) Served
Students
Adolescents

The professional development of teachers is a critical issue schools can address to improve student performance. No other changes to the curriculum or school environment can be effective if the schools lack expertly trained teachers. The Foundation’s highly regarded workshops offer teachers and schools a low-cost, high-impact means to develop stronger teachers. Developed in partnership with the Library of Congress’ Teaching with Primary Sources program, our workshops leverage the resources in the archival collections at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center to provide high-quality training. The Foundation conducts 4 workshops each year.

Population(s) Served
Academics
Adults

The Foundation conducts a Veterans’ breakfast program in the South Central Pennsylvania region to create a forum that promotes an appreciation of the Veterans’ experience; encourages Veterans to tell their story; and captures, preserves, and shares Veterans’ stories for future generations. A special focus are Veterans in assisted living facilities and retirement communities.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Adults

The staff ride program supports an unfunded Army initiative that requires Senior ROTC cadets to participate in a staff ride of a battlefield. The Foundation manages and funds a program that brings ROTC students who are preparing to become commissioned officers to the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center to learn of its resources. The Foundation then funds specially trained staff ride facilitators at Gettysburg National Military Park to assist in the staff rides.

Population(s) Served
Military personnel
Young adults

The Foundation works with Veterans and their families to facilitate donations of library, manuscript, photo and artifact collections to the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center. Additionally, the Foundation seeks non-federal funding support for programs for unfunded or underfunded needs.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Veterans

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member 2015

Independent Charities of America 2015

Combined Federal Campaign 2015

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Number of free participants on field trips

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

ROTC Staff Ride Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Supported staff rides for ROTC Cadets

Total number of free admissions

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

Support to U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Visits to museum galleries

Total number of competitions held

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

National History Day in Pennsylvania

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

The Foundation is the sponsor of the National History Day in PA. The program supports more that 12,000 students across the Commonwealth and 300+ school. Executes state contest.

Total number of free performances given

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

Support to U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Free Lecture Program conducted on ZOOM

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.

Goal 1: Ensure Foundation sustainability.

Goal 2: Build relationships and partnerships that help expand the influence, reach, and support for the Army Heritage Center Foundation and the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.

Goal 3: Expand the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center campus so that the Center more fully communicates its invaluable holdings to the United States Army and the American people.

Goal 4: Enhance the attractiveness and functionality of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center as a visitor destination (physically and virtually).

Goal 5: Develop and support on-site, off-site, and web-based education programs and resources that enhance the understanding of the role of the Army and its Soldiers in our nation's history, and drive traffic to the USAHEC and Foundation websites.

Goal 6: Provide a meaningful and professionally stimulating environment for board and staff members.

KPI 1: Foundation raises $350,000 annually from the annual appeal, memberships; special events, program contribution transfers, business operation transfers, and CFC to fund management and general and fundraising programs.

KPI 2: The Foundation has an effective program that touches, on a quarterly basis, each classification of partner and supporter and that leads to growth in the intellectual, financial, and emotional capital for the Foundation and the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.

KPI 3: Foundation secures $9 million to support Phase II construction of visitor center not later than CY 2016.

KPI 4: Foundation provides a profitable museum store with quality merchandise that turns over the average cost of its inventory at least three times during the calendar year.

KPI 5: The Foundation sustains quarterly teacher workshops and oral history program, adds four (4) new Soldier stories to the website yearly, and continues to manage National History Day in Pennsylvania.

KPI 6: Board and staff specific: Annually, Foundation Board Members bring one (1) potential donor to an event at the USAHEC, identify and accompany staff on two (2) potential cultivation calls; and meet with Foundation staff to discuss program needs and opportunities.

1.Financial.
a. Source of Funds. The Foundation obtains its support from seven sources – membership in the Foundation, special events and special event sponsorships, annual appeal, external donation programs such as the federal government Combined Federal Campaign, donations to specific programs, and business operations.
b.The Foundation spends its funds to support management oversight, fundraising and fundraising programs, education program, and other programs and support to the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.

2. Human.
a. The Foundation's internal capital is composed of the Board of Directors, the paid Foundation staff, and volunteers.
b. The Foundation's external capital includes individual donors, museum and campus visitors, individuals affiliated with the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army War College, corporations, and foundations.

3. Cultural/Intellectual. The staff and collections of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center provide the material, culture, and intellectual capital available to the Foundation.

4. Physical. The location and relationship of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center to major population centers, interstates, and other major tourism venues, and the campus and its facilities provide significant advantages to building visitation and programs.

5. Technological. The Foundation has the ability to exploit print and electronic media to build support for the Foundation and the programs of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.

We have
- developed the infrastructure to support improved donor outreach and responsiveness.
- established giving societies that better reflect donors desires
- improved outreach through online social media
- grew lists of potential donors
- in 2022 have gotten back on the road and are meeting face to face with donors.

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    The Veteran Community Students with a focus on Grades 5-12 Academics & the Researching Community Families Army ROTC Programs

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We expanded a day camp experience to include a session for younger individuals. We modified the lecture program to include topics of greater interest.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

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

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Military Heritage Foundation dba Army Heritage Center Foundation

Board of directors
as of 3/11/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Major General (Retired) Robert Diamond

Retired

Term: 2022 - 2025


Board co-chair

Greg Attorri

GJA ADVISORY SERVICES LLC

Term: 2022 - 2025

John Brooks

No Affiliation

Robert Diamond

No Affiliation

Christopher Gleason

Gleason Financial

Robert Scales

George Fischer

T-Mobile

Joseph Capita

Julie Germany

White Coat Waste

Greg Attorri

GJA Advisory Services LLC

Julian Burns

The Spectrum Group

Michael Littenberg

Ropes and Gray LLP

Derek Leo

Venture Capital

James Ottevaere

Thomas French

Barley Snyder, LLC

Shawn Brubaker

Gift CPAs

Robert DeSousa

U.S. Senate Staff

Robert Wilburn

The Wilburn Group

Gerald O’Keefe

Civilian Marksanship Program

Juanita Lee

Katie McHenry

BGR Group

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/11/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/21/2021

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Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.