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A Time for Honor: The Campaign for the National Museum of American Diplomacy

The National Museum of American Diplomacy is an initiative of profound historic and civic importance for our country.

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The National Museum of American Diplomacy  will be the place where people of all ages and from all nations can experience the successes, challenges, and importance of diplomacy. It will be where they can learn about the determination and courage, as well as  the service and sacrifice, of American diplomatic personnel and their families over the past 230 years. Now, for the first time, there will be a place for those stories to be honored.

We are grateful to our donors who have given so generously to complete Phase I of our capital campaign. The National Museum of American Diplomacy  and the Diplomacy Center Foundation, are now focused on Phase II of the campaign to raise an additional $35 million to complete exhibit design, fabrication, and installation for the Museum.

Active financial participation of individuals, foundations, and corporations are essential to fulfilling the vision of the Museum. Your support, no matter how large or small, helps illuminate the power of diplomacy and the benefits of international cooperation.

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Exhibitions will be displayed in four halls with over 40,000 square feet of innovative exhibits and interactives to engage visitors.

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The story is more than fascinating; it’s fundamental to America’s current standing in the world. And now we can make it more familiar to our own people as well.

Madeleine K. Albright, 64th U.S. Secretary of State

Benefits & Recognition

A Time for Honor offers many opportunities to make a significant gift that will live on for generations.

There are five levels of major gift-giving, each with their own donor benefits and opportunities. A variety of naming opportunities provides a broad choice to supporters for associating their name – or the name of someone they wish to honor or memorialize – within the Museum. Funds for the building program and/or education programs may be used to recognize corporations, foundations, and individuals commensurate with the level of the gift.

For more information about giving levels and benefits, please visit the Diplomacy Center Foundation.

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Ways to Give

The capital campaign offers opportunities to make a significant gift that will live on for generations. All gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. Gifts or pledges of cash are desirable to help achieve the goals of the campaign.

Combined Federal CampaignIf you are a government employee or retiree, your donation to The Diplomacy Center Foundation through the Combined Federal Campaign will help us bring the museum to life with programs and exhibits. Please designate the Diplomacy Center Foundation as your recipient organization. Their CFC number is #30585

Now is the time to grant recognition to the unyielding dedication of our diplomatic service upon which America stands proud and strong. Now is the time to lend your support in gifting the future with the National Museum of American Diplomacy.

— Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering

A Public-Private Partnership

The support needed to make the National Museum of American Diplomacy a reality requires a public-private partnership. Federal appropriations provide the foundation of NMAD’s operating budget, and private sector donations allow the development, fabrication, and installation of exhibitions. The U.S. Department of State and the Diplomacy Center Foundation are partners in this endeavor, each responsible for pieces of the whole.

More information at the Diplomacy Center Foundation’s website.

We are confident the private sector will answer the call and provide the needed elements of private-sector support for:Phase one raised $50 million of $85 million goal