Mission: To honor and champion the relevance today of the life and leadership of dwight d eisenhower through compelling programs and events that celebrate his legacy.
Programs: In partnership with the eisenhower presidential library and museum, the foundation has committed to a comprehensive exhibit renovation project. This will be the first time in over 45 years that all galleries will have a cohesive design and storyline. This project is divided into three phases. Phase i - the planning phase. This was made possible through a grant from a private donor and was completed between may 2014 to april 2015. Phase ii - the design phase. This phase began in november 2016 as the foundation entered into a contract with prd group llc for professional design services. The lump contract sum is $1,625,000 with reimbursement of direct expenses up to $50,000. All services related to this project are to be completed by may 31, 2019. As of december 31, 2017, $736,916 had been spent and there remained $938,084 of remaining project commitment costs. Phase iii - the implementation phase. This phase is scheduled to begin in may 2018 and complete in april 2019. The grant reopening ceremonies are scheduled to coincide with the 75th anniversary of d-day, june 6, 2019.
the foundation operates an ongoing campaign aimed at preserving the legacy of eisenhower. This program is intended to directly achieve the organizational mission of honoring and championing the relevance today of the life and leadership of dwight d eisenhower through a direct mailing program that provides information about president eisenhower and the programs and events of the library and museum.
ike educational activities transform primary sources from the eisenhower presidential library and museum into innovative, participatory experiences for k-12 students. These information and entertaining programs provide students with a greater understanding of eisenhower's roles as supreme allied commander during world war ii and as the 34th president of the united states - and ways in which his legacy relates to students today. The foundation facilitates onsite programs for school groups and offers a website that provides teachers engaging lesson plans, online resources, primary sources and interactive student activities. During the 2016-2017 academic year, 6,642 students and 1,111 teachers/adults participated in 697 ike education programs at the eisenhower presidential center.
the foundation provides support for the presidential library, primarily in the form of financial assistance for the purchase of supplies and services needed for library programming.