Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Friends of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park

  • Chattanooga, TN
  • www.chickchatt.org

Mission Statement

The Friends of the Park serve as advocates for Chickamauga and Chattanooga National
Military Park, helping to preserve, promote and enhance its resources for the
benefit of the public.

Service Areas

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Tennessee

National Park Service lands associated with the 1863 Civil War Campaign for Chattanooga, in southeastern Tennessee, the City of Chattanooga and northwestern Georgia

ruling year

1987

Principal Officer

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Mrs. Kay Parish

Keywords

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friends, advocacy, national park, Civil War

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Also Known As

Friends of the Park, Friends of ChickChatt

EIN

58-1708782

 Number

2018983612

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (A12)

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Voluntarism Promotion (T40)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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The Friends strive to be visionary,
eloquent and effective in creating closer ties between the National Park and
its public, especially the residents and students of our own region. In our
work, we value respect for the past, fiscal stewardship and unwavering service
to the public. Since established, we have raised and contributed approximately
$5 million for a variety of capital, education, preservation and promotional
initiatives at the National Park. We underwrite efforts that go beyond basic
Park operations, which are funded by the federal government at levels that
generally cover the expense of keeping the gates open, lights on and visitors
safe. The aim of Friends support is to add a bright ‘margin of excellence’ to
the experience of visiting the Park or using its resources.

Programs

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Program 1

Through annual contributions, members support our mission of helping the Park. Over the years we have been in business, we have raised and contributed more than $4 million to the Park to fund, among other things, a year-long community celebration of its centennial; a visitor center and audiovisual orientation program serving its 900,000 annual visitors; the renovation and reopening of its beloved Wilder Brigade monument; the reopening of its historic Missionary Ridge Battlefield viewshed; renovations to climbing areas at its Lookout Mountain Battlefield; curriculum-based online lesson plans for teachers from three states; and expanded Junior Ranger programs for children of families visiting the Park.

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Service Areas

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Tennessee

National Park Service lands associated with the 1863 Civil War Campaign for Chattanooga, in southeastern Tennessee, the City of Chattanooga and northwestern Georgia

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FRIENDS OF THE CHICKAMAUGA AND CHATTANOOGA NATIONAL MILITARY PARK
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

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Friends of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mrs. Kay Parish

BIO

Mrs. Parish is a 30-year professional skilled in marketing and non-profit management. She is past director of the Chattanooga History Center and past program director of the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga. She consulted on the start-up of the Children's Museum of Memphis, and spent 12 years as director, corporate marketing, for Unum Group in Chattanooga. She is active in a variety of arts and social causes in the Chattanooga area.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park commemorates vivid stories of conflict, change, reconciliation and reunion. It is a place for remembrance, reflection and discovering more about what it means to be an American. Established as the first national military park and first national historical park, it remains the model for all others. As Friends, we enhance the Park and strive to instill in others our passion for all it symbolizes. By engaging the public, volunteers, partners and donors in our work, we inspire the community and every Park visitor to honor the past, better understand its relevance to Americans today, and preserve it for the future."

Governance

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