Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Center Inc

  • Savannah, GA
  • www.mightyeighth.org

Mission Statement

The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum preserves for all Americans, the stories of courage, character, and patriotism embodied by the men and women of the 8th Air Force from WW II to the present.  The Museum treasures and uses its unique collections and resources to teach values to the Nation's future generations.

Main Programs

  1. Character Education
  2. Honoring the Past, Preserving the Legacy
Service Areas

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National

Veterans, students, and researchers from around the globe

ruling year

1990

Principal Officer since 2009

Self-reported

Mr. Henry Skipper

Keywords

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character education, 8th Air Force, research

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Also Known As

Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum

EIN

58-1877044

 Number

6780165117

Physical Address

175 Bourne Avenue

Pooler, GA 31322

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

Citizenship Programs, Youth Development (O54)

Leadership Development (W70)

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 Museum operates and is maintained in order to pass on to American youth, the lessons of courage, character, and sacrifice necessary to safeguard the freedoms which Americans so abundantly enjoy.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Character Education

The initial goal of the Museum’s Character Counts!® program is first to ensure that the Museum continues to infuse a common vocabulary of character into every student who visits the Museum. Last year the Museum hosted approximately 14,000 students who took part in school field trips as part of our “Be Our Guest” tours. These field trips are underwritten by the Frank DeCicco Foundation and Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation and subsidize Title I school field trips, making the tour affordable for at-risk children and those from in underserved communities.   In 2009, over 7,000 Title I schoolchildren were able to attend “Be Our Guest” because of the generosity of Gulfstream Aerospace.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$350,000.00

Program 2

Honoring the Past, Preserving the Legacy

The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum collects and uses the stories and objects of our Eighth Air Force crewmembers to preserve for America’the historic sacrifices of the 8th Air Force, using the Museum’s unique resources: over 1,300 first-hand stories from the Greatest Generation, World War II veterans who have proven themselves over their lifetime. Additionally, the Museum uses 7,500 historical objects, 9,500 books, 25,000 original photographs, and 10,000 archival documents to honor the past and preserve the memories of young individuals who, perhaps like our visitors, may have survived the worst possible circumstances. Over 26,000 8th AF personnel died in WWII for our freedom.  Another 28,000 relinqished their liberty as they became POWs, many of whom would not live to reclaim that liberty.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$1,600,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Veterans, students, and researchers from around the globe

Funding Needs

Operations - General Numberous sponsorship opportunities including restoration of a B-17 Flying Fortress now underway Character Counts! program funding

Affiliations + Memberships

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member

Chamber of Commerce

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NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE MIGHTY EIGHTH AIR FORCE
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Center Inc

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Henry Skipper

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dr. William Cathcart

WTOC Television, Savannah, GA

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