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.
The Eisenhower Foundation is humbled to announce the successful completion of the Dwight D. Eisenhower: A Legacy of Leadership Campaign. This major fundraising campaign has allowed the Foundation to secure funding to renovate the Eisenhower Presidential Museum and expand IKEducation, the Foundation's K-12 education program.
The Eisenhower Foundation is honored to list these Campaign Contributors and thank them for their support of Dwight D. Eisenhower: A Legacy of Leadership.
Eisenhower Presidential Museum
For the first time in over 45 years, the Eisenhower Presidential Museum exhibits have been comprehensively updated. The new Museum tells the story of Ike and Mamie through their own words.
Thanks to commitments from our generous donors, the Museum is now open to the public after more than a year of renovation.
While our capital campaign has completed, we continue to seek support for our brand new temporary exhibit gallery which will feature rotating exhibits – something that will keep our visitors coming back time and time again.
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 36,000 students and teachers onsite at the Eisenhower Presidential Campus just since the fall of 2013 — with 7,662 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 continues to expand its onsite and online curricula and design and host teacher workshops.