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Global War On Terrorism Memorial Foundation

"Together we have a sacred opportunity to honor all those who have selflessly served in our nations longest war."

aka GWOT Memorial Foundation   |   Washington, DC   |  www.gwotmf.org

Mission

The Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation leads the effort to plan, fund, and build the National GWOT Memorial on the National Mall, in Washington, D.C., on a site befitting the historical significance of service in this war.

Ruling year info

2015

President and Chief Executive Officer

Michael Rodriguez

Main address

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Suite 700

Washington, DC 20004 USA

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EIN

47-3700489

NTEE code info

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (A01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (Q01)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation seeks to honor the service and sacrifices of all those who have selflessly served in the Global War on Terrorism and build the National Global War on Terrorism Memorial.

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?

Build the National Memorial to the Global War on Terrorism in Washington D.C.

The GWOT Memorial Foundation leads the efforts to build the National GWOT Memorial in our nation’s capital to commemorate and honor the members of the Armed Forces who served in support of our nation’s longest war, especially those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Consistent with its mission, the Foundation will recognize and salute the service and sacrifices of all who served in defense of the nation in this conflict, as well as their families and friends.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Senator Bob Dole Continued Service Award 2021

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 new advocates recruited

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

Build the National Memorial to the Global War on Terrorism in Washington D.C.

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Advocates are defined as open sponsors of the GWOT Memorials Mission.

Number of new champions or stakeholders recruited

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

Build the National Memorial to the Global War on Terrorism in Washington D.C.

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Champions and Stakeholders are defined as active participants

Number of high-profile speakers or participants participating

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

Build the National Memorial to the Global War on Terrorism in Washington D.C.

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

High profile speakers or participants is defined as individuals with a large public presence.

Number of coalition members

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

Build the National Memorial to the Global War on Terrorism in Washington D.C.

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Coalition members are defined as established organizations or businesses who support the GWOT Memorial Foundations mission publicly.

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 Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation is seeking to build a National Global War on Terrorism Memorial in our nations capital on the National Mall.

The Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation's strategies to accomplish the mission of building a National GWOT Memorial are to be coordinate with all governing bodies as well as key stakeholders in order to collectively honor the service and sacrifices of all those who have served in the Global War on Terrorism.

The Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation's capabilities to accomplish the mission of building a National Global War on Terror Memorial in our nations capital lie within our team members collective impact. The diversity of team members as well as their ability to selflessly serve a cause greater than themselves not only maintains the honor and integrity of the mission but maintains the focus as well.

On August 18th, 2017, President Trump signed the National Global War on Terrorism War Memorial Act into law. This law exempts the Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation from the Commemorative Works Act of 1986. This was a landmark moment in our nation's history. We became the Congressionally designated non-profit to lead, coordinate and fundraise for the building of a National GWOT Memorial in our nation's capital.

In August 2018, President Bush joined the GWOT Memorial Foundation as Honorary Chairman. The next steps for the organization are to follow the 24 steps as outlined by Congress on the successful accomplishment of this mission. The organization will advocate for land within the Reserve area of the National Mall and fundraise and educate the American people on the need to succeed in this goal.

On December 27th of 2021, President Joe Biden signed the historic National Global War on Terrorism War Memorial Location Act into law, thereby stating that the GWOT Memorial shall be built within the Reserve on the National Mall in Washington D.C. This law exempts the Foundation from a 2003 law stating that no new Memorials or Museums can be built within the Reserve on the National Mall in Washington D.C.

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 and remedy poor client service experiences, 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 identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, 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 take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, 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 look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), 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, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • 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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Global War On Terrorism Memorial Foundation

Board of directors
as of 01/26/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Theodore Skokos


Board co-chair

Kenneth Hersh

Kenneth A Hersh

Michael R Rodriguez

Theodore Skokos

Rye Barcott

Cecilia Deyo

Isaia Vimoto

Bill Kraus

Joseph L Votel

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? Yes
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/26/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/08/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • 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.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.