MAJOR GIVING

MAJOR GIVING

The National Museum of the United States Army honors the history and heritage of the American Soldier. It educates the public about the storied history of the U.S. Army and its important relationship with the Nation as a whole. To date, the Army Historical Foundation (AHF) has raised over $180,000,000 to support this important national landmark. We have over 40 corporate donors and more than 130 individual supporters on the Museum’s Donor Wall (minimum donation of $50,000). We are still working to raise funds needed to complete this ambitious project.

Circles of Distinction

The Army Historical Foundation’s (AHF) top supporters are the Circles of Distinction donors whose strong support has helped the Capital Campaign raise the funds to build the National Museum of the United States Army. This exclusive group of committed individuals, foundations, and corporations have their names displayed on the massive granite wall in the Museum Lobby. Pledge commitments start at $50,000 and go up to beyond $5,000,000. The donors are listed on the wall by financial commitment. Donors who give above the $150,000 threshold are eligible to support an exhibit within a gallery and have their name listed on a corresponding gallery plaque.

To learn more about the Circles of Distinction contact the Major Gifts team.

WEST

Click here to contact Katie Watson

CENTRAL

Click here to contact Jasmine Pletzer

NORTH EAST

Click here to contact Julie Kaplan

EAST
Click here to contact Leah Beckett
Help ensure the financial future of the National Museum of the U.S. Army by adding the Army Historical Foundation to your estate plans. When you leave a charitable gift in your will, trust, or by beneficiary designation, you help ensure that the Army Museum will remain an amazing tribute to everyone who served. For more information on planned giving contact the Major Giving Team.

The Major Giving Team

Julie E. Kaplan

Vice President of Development

Julie joined the AHF in 2019 with over 20 years of fundraising experience. For the Foundation, she builds relationships with corporations, individuals, and foundations who want to invest in the mission and experience of the National Museum of the United States Army. Previously, Julie held senior development positions with the American Red Cross- National Headquarters and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Blue Ridge Chapter. As a native of the D.C. area, Julie is happy to be back in the region and working with the AHF in support of the Museum project.

Leah Beckett

Director of Major Gifts

Leah joined the AHF team in 2021 and focuses on fostering relationships with major donors in the Eastern region of the United States. Her past experience includes both finance and development positions with Ford Motor Company, Huntington’s Disease Society of America, and Weaver Fundraising. After making many military moves while her husband served in the Army, Leah now calls Alexandria her home.

The Major Giving Team

Julie E. Kaplan

Vice President of Development

Julie joined the AHF in 2019 with over 20 years of fundraising experience.  For the Foundation, she builds relationships with corporations, individuals, and foundations who want to invest in the mission and experience of the National Museum of the United States Army.  Previously, Julie held senior development positions with the American Red Cross- National Headquarters and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Blue Ridge Chapter. As a native of the D.C. area,  Julie is happy to be back in the region and working with the AHF in support of the Museum project.

Leah Beckett

Director of Major Gifts

Leah joined the AHF team in 2021 and focuses on fostering relationships with major donors in the Eastern region of the United States. Her past experience includes both finance and development positions with Ford Motor Company, Huntington’s Disease Society of America, and Weaver Fundraising. After making many military moves while her husband served in the Army, Leah now calls Alexandria her home.

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