2023 Matching Campaign

Character is Destiny

Friends of the National World War II Memorial develops and leads successful character-based education programming and community service initiatives using stories of the everyday men and women of the WWII generation to remind young people that each one of them, as an individual, has the potential to change the world for the better.

Listed below are highlights of Friends' education programs. They reflect the many ways in which we strive to foster a meaningful appreciation of the sacrifices made by the Greatest Generation—and the values that motivated them.

  • Annual week-long summer teachers’ conferences in Washington, D.C.
  • Community service projects, involving tens of thousands of citizens across the country.
  • Monthly virtual conference series—staple for history enthusiasts, educators, and students.
  • In-person high school presentations by author, historian, and storyteller Alex Kershaw sharing stories of those who served in World War II and inspiring students to be proud of their country, to unite to meet challenges, and to serve others.

We Make Every Penny Count

Friends’ programs are highly regarded and have established us as trusted leaders and innovators. We have a proven track record of accomplishing much with our small, talented, and dedicated staff. And for doing the most we possibly can with the resources made available to us. We are grateful to have earned the confidence of those who have partnered with us and provided generous support including, the United States Department of Defense, the National Endowment of the Humanities, the National Park Service, the United States Congress, FedEx, AT&T, and the Crawford Taylor Foundation.

Double the Impact of the Dollars you Give

In 2023 only, you have the opportunity to double your investment in the future of America with a significant contribution to the Friends of the National World War II Memorial’s Jack C. Taylor/Enterprise-Rent-A-Car World War II Memorial Education Endowment. The Crawford Taylor Foundation of St. Louis, Missouri will match every dollar contributed, or pledged, to Friends’ education programming in 2023, up to $1 million.

Please contribute today to double the impact you can have on creating a new generation of proud Americans dedicated to selfless service to community and country.

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Please contact Friends Executive Director at hrotondi@wwiimemorialfriends.org or 202-675-2017 for more information
or to make your multi-year campaign pledge today.

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