Legacy of Leadership Campaign

Dwight D. Eisenhower led us to victory in World War II and laid the foundation for postwar America — his legacy is inextricably woven into our common experience. His character, values, and diligent pursuit of a purposeful life led him from the nation's heartland to the center of the world stage, and he continues to provide inspiration for a new generation.

As historians rediscover Eisenhower and his relevance today, the Eisenhower Foundation is excited to announce the Dwight D. Eisenhower: Legacy of Leadership Campaign. This major fundraising campaign will allow the Foundation to secure the funding that will make it possible to renovate the Eisenhower Presidential Museum and expand IKEducation, the Foundation's K-12 education program.

We hope that you will join us in this historic effort to honor both the Supreme Allied Commander during World War II and 34th President of the United States. 

Eisenhower Presidential Museum


The Eisenhower Presidential Museum is long overdue for renewal. For the first time in over 45 years, the Eisenhower Foundation, in partnership with the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum, and Boyhood Home, is planning a comprehensive update to the Museum's exhibits. The updated Museum will tell the story of Ike and Mamie through their own words. The new exhibits will also create a world-class teaching Museum, complementing the lessons our students learn in IKEducation.

Thanks to commitments from our generous donors, the Foundation has commenced the second of three phases, the Design Phase. During this 16-month period, the Museum Redesign Steering Committee will work with our exhibit firm, The PRD Group, to design exhibits that fully encompass the unparalleled accomplishments of the man from Abilene.

Throughout the course of the renovation process, we will provide updates and behind-the-scenes information through our website and newsletter, IKE INSIGHT. The Foundation has been very encouraged by the support we have received so far and we are optimistic that we will meet our goal of reopening the new Eisenhower Presidential Museum by the 75th anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 2019.

IKEducation


As the triumphs of World War II and the progress and prosperity of the 1950s become a distant memory for most Americans, the Eisenhower Foundation realizes the importance of keeping these lessons alive. IKEducation brings the story of this leader and his era to life for thousands of students through interactive programs that utilize primary sources from the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum, and Boyhood Home.

IKEducation has reached more than 26,000 students and teachers onsite at the Eisenhower Presidential Campus just since the fall of 2013 — with almost 7,500 participating this past academic year. In addition, the IKEducation online curriculum has been used in classrooms across the country, and even in countries, such as Colombia.

With support from A Legacy of Leadership, IKEducation will expand its onsite and online curricula, design and host teacher workshops, and create traveling exhibits that can be used to address the Museum's closure during renovations.