Presidents Day Match Met!

Thanks to you — our loyal donors — the Eisenhower Foundation will be adding an original Dwight D. Eisenhower painting to our collection. In honor of the 70th anniversary of Ike’s first term in office, the Eisenhower Foundation was issued a unique matching
gift challenge. If the Foundation raised $20,000 for the 70th Anniversary Presidential Program Series by April 5, 2024, the Estate of Harry and Edith Darby would donate a priceless painting by Eisenhower to the organization.

The painting was a Darby family heirloom that was given to David Alford, grandson of Senator Harry Darby, who was a close friend of Eisenhower’s. The painting hung prominently in the Darby house, despite Ike’s personal note reading, “I advise strongly that you do notput it in a prominent place in your house. The deeper the shadow the better it will show up.” 

Thank you again for your support, and we would also like to give a special thank you to David and his wife Sarah for making this matching opportunity possible.