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.

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

J. Michael Fisher

Vice President of Development

As the VP of Development for AHF, J. Michael Fisher leads all fundraising efforts, and business lines across Planned Giving, Major Gifts, Direct Mail, Digital, Programs, and Grassroots. A U.S. Navy veteran with over a decade of experience leading nonprofit operations, Michael has held past senior development positions serving as Chief Development Officer and Vice President. Leading national fundraising efforts at Help Heal Veterans and AMVETS, Michael’s fundraising and development journey is personally meaningful and deep-rooted in veteran affairs and military service advocacy.

Anne Couture

Major Gifts Officer

Anne joined the AHF in 2022 after leaving the Army as a Field Artillery Officer with a humanities degree from Fordham University. As a member of the Major Gifts team, Anne is passionate about the mission of the National Museum of the United States Army and works to uplift the voices of Veterans and their families. Outside of work, she is a member of Team Red, White, and Blue (Team RWB).

Katie Patschke

Major Gifts Officer

Katie joined the AHF in April 2023 with five years of non profit fundraising experience and two years of involvement with museum education. She has previously fundraised at both Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital and the American Anthropological Association. She was a museum educator at the US Capitol Building and several Smithsonian Museums. Katie holds a BA in international relations, anthropology and studio art from Susquehanna University and an MA in international relations from Dublin City University. Katie is a DC resident and is proud to help honor the legacy of Army service members through her work at the foundation.

We encourage you to join us in helping to support this important institution for future generations.

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