On Wednesday, November 1, 2017, Karl Weissenbach passed away at the age of 63. As the Eisenhower Library Director from 2008 to 2016, Karl was instrumental in sharing the Library’s rich collection with the public through special programming. He created the Kansas Town Hall, a public forum bringing policy makers into dialogue with citizens, and was a leader in establishing the Five Star Museum District, a collaboration linking Abilene’s numerous cultural institutions into a more integrated visitor experience. He also established the annual commemoration concert, Symphony at Sunset, honoring the service of General Eisenhower and all World War II veterans.
We are so honored that Karl and his family chose the Eisenhower Foundation to guide memorial gifts; it speaks highly of his passion and public service to the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home. All gifts received in his memory will be directed to the Karl Weissenbach Program Fund, which was established by the Eisenhower Foundation Board of Directors in 2016 in honor of his retirement.
Donations to this fund recognize the dedication and service of Karl Weissenbach and will be used for programs, activities and events at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum.
Read what has been written about Karl's legacy below: