In honor of the 65th anniversary of President Eisenhower’s inauguration, the Eisenhower Foundation invites you to make a special contribution to the Dwight D. Eisenhower: A Legacy of Leadership campaign. This effort will make it possible to update the Eisenhower Presidential Museum — the first full renovation in over 45 years.
The Eisenhower Foundation has set an ambitious goal of reopening the Eisenhower Presidential Museum by the 75th anniversary of D-Day — June 6, 2019. This historic day was selected in honor of Dwight D. Eisenhower's role in planning the Normandy landings — the largest military operation in history. In order to meet this goal, the Foundation still needs to raise another $2.3 million by the end of 2018 — almost $200,000 per month.
It would be important to General Eisenhower — who was laid to rest here on the grounds of the Eisenhower Presidential Campus in an $80 Government Issue casket wearing his World War II uniform — for the Eisenhower Presidential Museum to be reopened by the 75th anniversary of D-Day. In addition, the Eisenhower Foundation wants to ensure that as many World War II veterans as possible are able to attend the grand reopening ceremonies.
As Ike said in his Order of the Day, “We will accept nothing less than full Victory!”
While all donations are appreciated and will be used to renovate the Eisenhower Presidential Museum, gifts of $100 or more qualify for your choice of a limited-edition Eisenhower lowball glass. Select from two designs, one featuring an etching of the iconic “I Like Ike” button, and the other an imprint of Ike’s signature beneath the Presidential seal. In addition, if you send a gift of at least $150, you will receive a second glass, so you can have a complete pair to show your friends you like Ike. Quantities are limited, so glasses will be issued on a first-come-first-serve basis.
The non-profit Eisenhower Foundation depends on the generosity of our friends, like you. No taxpayer money has been provided to pay for the new exhibits in the Eisenhower Presidential Museum, so your gifts are more important than ever.
Thank you for your continued support of this project over the years. We hope you will take this special opportunity to help us reach our goal of reopening the Eisenhower Presidential Museum by June 6, 2019.
I Like Ike lowball glass.
Presidential lowball glass.