In December of 2018, Microsoft Corporation paid the final installment of its $1 million cash gift in support of the National Museum of the United States Army. When combined with its generous donations of time and hardware to the Army Historical Foundation (AHF), Microsoft’s financial and in-kind support to the project has now greatly surpassed the $1 million mark.
Since making its first gift of $400,000 in 2016, Microsoft has continued its support with generous $200,000 gifts each year, and finishing up with $400,000 in 2018. AHF Chairman, General Gordon R. Sullivan (USA-Ret.), gratefully acknowledged the continued support by Microsoft, a leader in the technology community, and praised the company for its commitment to supporting the nation’s military services and recognizing the dedication and sacrifices of their men and women.
Microsoft’s Vice President of Military Affairs, Major General Chris Cortez, (USMC-Ret.), said “Microsoft has been proud to work closely with the Army Historical Foundation over the years to provide cutting edge technology and support for their Museum experience. We look forward to our continued partnership and to seeing the success of the Museum when it opens.”
Sullivan added, “We deeply appreciate Microsoft’s continuing support for the Foundation’s mission with in-kind gifts and advice, focusing on state-of-the-art virtual and augmented reality technologies to enhance the overall visitor experience once the Museum opens in 2020.”