Americans in Wartime Experience

Opportunities for Dedicated Giving


Many opportunities exist for donors of major gifts and grants to dedicate their support to specific exhibits or components of the Museum. These gifts may be made in the donor's name or in the name of a beloved family member, friend, or comrade. If desired, the name will be displayed permanently in conjunction with the selected exhibit or Museum component.

Methods of Giving

The Americans in Wartime Museum is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profitorganization. Gifts to support the building of the Museum may take many forms and provide a variety of income, capital gains and estate/gift tax benefits:

  • A gift or pledge of cash
  • A gift of appreciated securities
  • A gift of real estate
  • A gift of a no-longer-needed, paid-up life insurance policy
  • A temporary charitable trust that could support the Museum for a term of years and then provide substantial estate or gift tax benefits for the donor's family

To assure the Museum's permanence, we will rely on planned gifts and legacies over the years that will permanently endow our educational programs for future generations. A deferred gift could provide significant life-income and/or tax benefits for the donor and his or her heirs. Examples include:

  • A willed bequest
  • A charitable trust or annuity plan that provides lifetime income to the donor(s)
  • A testamentary gift of tax-deferred retirement funds (IRA, 401k, etc.)
  • Life insurance benefits

Deferred gifts of this nature, which are dedicated for permanent endowment, would be in addition to the gifts and grants required to meet the Museum's $100 million goal for design and construction.

Naming Opportunities

The list below includes some of the many donor naming opportunities. The Museum leadership team can provide more information about naming opportunities.

$50,000,000 - Founder

  • The Museum

$25,000,000 - Headquarters Donor

  • The Orientation Center

$10,000,000 - Honoring Veterans Programs Donor

  • Ongoing programming that honors Veterans of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Reserves and Army and Air National Guard (Endowed)
  • Personal Stories Presented in Holograms
  • Vintage Vehicle/Equipment Acquisition Program

$5,000,000 - Landscape of War Donor

  • Landscape of War for Each Major Conflict (6)
  • Orientation Theater
  • Citizens' Theater

$2,500,000 - Five-Star Donor

  • National Veterans Visitor Center
  • Learning Center
  • Reenactment/Demonstration Area
  • Bridge over Neabsco Creek
  • Interpretive Centers in each Landscape of War (6)
  • Vehicle Restoration Center
  • Aircraft Hangar
  • 9-11 World Trade Center Artifacts Display

$1,000,000 - Four-Star Donor

  • National Veterans Visitor Center Conference Room, Banquet Hall or Recording Studio
  • Veterans Oral History Program
  • Reenactment/Demonstration Area Viewing Stands
  • POW/MIA Exhibit
  • Honoring America's Military Families Exhibit
  • Orientation Center Boardroom
  • Wartime Heroes Rotating Exhibit
  • U.S. Military Academy Exhibit
  • U.S. Naval Academy Exhibit
  • U.S. Air Force Academy Exhibit
  • U.S. Coast Guard Academy Exhibit

$500,000 - Three-Star Donor

  • Orientation Center Rotating Exhibit Area
  • Military Services Recruiting Station
  • Obstacle Course
  • The Honored Dead Display
  • Veterans Center Lecture Hall
  • Veterans Center Banquet Hall
  • Museum Shop
  • Military Chaplains Permanent Exhibit
  • Helipad (2)
  • Permanent Exhibit Areas for Each Major Conflict (6)
  • Special Operations Exhibit
  • Laser Firing Range

$250,000 - Two-Star Donor

  • Entrance Gate Guardhouse
  • Entrance Monument - Army
  • Entrance Monument - Marine Corps
  • Entrance Monument - Navy
  • Entrance Monument - Air Force
  • Entrance Monument - CoastGuard
  • Water Feature/Fountain
  • Rotating Exhibit Area for Each Major Conflict (6)

$100,000 - One-Star Donor

  • Flag Court/Processional
  • Picnic Area
  • Military Tank, Aircraft, Vessel or Simulator
  • Orientation Center Parking Lot
  • Museum Milblog

$50,000 Donor

  • "Dog Tag" Stamping Machine
  • Visitor Walking Path Segment
  • Ticket Area
  • Military History of Prince William County Display

$25,000 Donor

  • Military Artifact Display Case (40)
  • Dedicated Display Case (20)
  • Museum Staff Office (5)

$10,000 Donor

  • Museum bench (50)
The Americans in Wartime Experience explores the impact of war and conflict on America since WWI. It honors those who served in the military and on the home front and highlights the values they demonstrated in serving – duty, honor, and courage. It examines how periods of conflict have profoundly shaped American society. It educates visitors about the costs of war, both on a personal and social level. It challenges visitors to remember the service and sacrifices made by their fellow citizens to preserve and defend our freedoms. LEARN MORE

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