The Museum Foundation solicits and accepts contributions designed to restore, recondition, or supplement artifacts currently in inventory and slated for exhibit. Many aircraft or artifacts in the current inventory are not in condition to be exhibited. While funds are being collected for physical construction of future phases, the Foundation seeks assistance from industry in preparing the artifacts for display. Many are one-of-a-kind prototypes or variations, with no other copy in existence. The restoration and maintenance of such aircraft can be costly, but the alternative is losing a piece of history forever. Corporations sponsoring or cosponsoring an aircraft or exhibit will be recognized with a plaque near the exhibit. Sponsorship may involve the entire display, or components of a display, and must meet the requirements of the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.
Another way that corporations and businesses can provide sponsorship is by advertising on this website. Advertising fees go first to pay for the production and upkeep of this site with remaining funds shared with the Aviation Museum Foundation, Inc. Advertising cost are very reasonable and help us get the word out about the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.
Corporate Gifts and Contributions
The Aviation Museum Foundation, Inc. supports the U.S. Army Aviation Museum through funding for special projects, which are outside the scope and budget provided by the government. The Foundation, a non-profit organization governed by a board of directors who volunteer their time and talents, reviews projects on a case-by-case basis to determine whether or not the Foundation can financially support such projects.
Projects funded by the Foundation must meet certain criteria:
- Enhance the appearance, condition, or educational potential of current displays and exhibits, meeting accepted industry standards and practices.
- Increase awareness of the U.S. Army Aviation Museum and educate visitors on the role Army Aviation has played in history.
- Increase visitation to the Aviation Museum, thereby increasing revenues in the Museum Gift Shop, which provides further support to museum projects.
- Enhance cooperation between the Aviation Museum and the surrounding communities in promoting tourism to this area of the state.
- Increase contributions from individuals or corporations.
Through the generous contributions of industry, civilian individuals and organizations, military personnel, and Federal, state and local government agencies, the Museum Foundation was successful in constructing and turning over to the government Phase I of the U.S. Army Aviation Museum, which opened its doors in 1990. While the Museum Foundation continues to support and enhance the current museum, it has not lost sight of the original plan involving multiple phases of construction. The current building displays only a portion of the aircraft, archives, artifacts, and memorabilia, which comprise the U.S. Army Aviation Museum collection. The Foundation is now focused aircraft restoration so that displays are in exhibit-quality condition when needed in the gallery.
For more information on how your corporation can help the Museum please contact the Army Aviation Museum Foundation’s manager at 334-598-2508 or email email@example.com