About the Foundation

Mission


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.

About the Foundation


The Eisenhower Foundation non-profit was formed in 1945 after the Allied victory in Europe to create a memorial to General Eisenhower. The Boyhood Home was opened in 1947 and the Museum in 1954 by the Foundation. Public and private entities raised $3.5 million to build the Library which opened in 1962. Today, five buildings on 22 acres, comprise the Eisenhower Center and includes the Library, Museum, family home, Visitors Center and Place of Meditation.
Pylons at the Eisenhower Foundation With an American Flag Next to Them
In 1990, for the Eisenhower Centennial, the Foundation established Friends of the Eisenhower Foundation to support public programs and outreach of the Eisenhower Presidential Center.

In 2011, the four Eisenhower grandchildren joined the Board of Directors to transform the Foundation into the definitive source of Ike's life, leadership and legacy.

Eisenhower Foundation Board of Directors


  • Ann Brownell Sloane, Chair
    New York
  • James R. Hagerty, Vice Chair
    Washington, D.C.
  • Tim Holm, Secretary
    Kansas
  • Stephen B. Hauge, Treasurer
    New Jersey
  • Mary Jean Eisenhower
    Missouri
  • Cynthia L. Hostetler
    Washington, D.C.
  • Mike King
    Kansas
  • Tony Orlando
    Missouri
  • Kevin J. Rooney
    Missouri
  • Sheila Rabb Weidenfeld
    Washington, D.C.

Trustees of the Eisenhower Foundation


  • Susan Eisenhower, Founder
    Washington, D.C.
  • David Eisenhower
    Pennsylvania
  • George A. Hagerty
    Colorado
  • Jack M. Mohler
    Kansas
  • Jean Ann Scupin Mohler
    Kansas
  • Admiral Bobby R. Inman, USN (Ret.)
    Texas

Foundation Staff