GETTYSBURG FOUNDATION

Gettysburg, PA   |  www.gettysburgfoundation.org

Mission

The Gettysburg Foundation(http://www.gettysburgfoundation.org/about.htm) is the nonprofit partner of the National Park Service at Gettysburg (http://www.nps.gov/gett) , working with the Park Service to enhance preservation and understanding of the heritage and lasting significance of Gettysburg. The Foundation works with the National Park Service to preserve land(http://www.gettysburgfoundation.org/preservation-land.htm) , monuments (http://www.gettysburgfoundation.org/monuments.htm) and artifacts(http://www.gettysburgfoundation.org/preservation-artifact.htm) and to rehabilitate the land(http://www.gettysburgfoundation.org/preservation-battlefield.htm) , returning the ground as closely as possible to its 1863 appearance.

Ruling year info

1999

Interim President

Mr. David G. Malgee

Main address

1195 Gettysburg Pike

Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA

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Formerly known as

The Gettysburg National Battlefield Museum Foundation

Friends of the National Parks at Gettysburg

EIN

23-2969074

NTEE code info

History Museums (A54)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Gettysburg Foundation continues to work in partnership with the National Park Service to implement the strategic plan. We need to continue to use the lessons learned from Gettysburg to help educate the public and encourage visitation to the National Park.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

National Park Service Museum

The Gettysburg Foundation completed a new Museum and Visitor Center for the National Park Service which opened in April 2008.  The Cyclorama painting was added in September 2009.  For questions call 717-338-1243

Population(s) Served
Adults

Leadership programs, educational programs help others understand the lessons learned from the Gettysburg battle, the Gettysburg address and Dwight Eisenhower.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Recreational Visits to Gettysburg National Military Park. This statistic is tracked by Gettysburg National Military Park of the National Park Service.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth

Related Program

National Park Service Museum

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Gettysburg National Military Park visitation is publicly recorded on https://irma.nps.gov/Stats/Reports/Park/GETT.It is representative of the number of visitors to the Museum and Visitor Center.

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Gettysburg Foundation's mission, in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS), is to enhance the preservation and understanding of the heritage and lasting significance of Gettysburg and its national parks. The Foundation focuses its work primarily on the battle of Gettysburg and its context in the American Civil War, as well as President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. Assistance is also given to occasionally support the Eisenhower National Historic Site, President Dwight D. Eisenhower's residence in the Gettysburg community.

The Gettysburg Foundation has embarked on a five-year effort to build support in three critical areas that will sustain not only the battlefield, but also the message of sacrifice, ideals and reconciliation that can be found on the fields of Gettysburg.

Preservation
Priceless artifacts, land, and buildings must be cared for and restored by expert hands. Without preservation, the story will be lost and the lessons soon forgotten.

Acquisition
Vital land parcels, buildings, and artifacts must be acquired. These acquisitions will protect view sheds and landscapes, eliminate destruction of one-of-a-kind artifacts, and will allow the National Park Service to properly restore and interpret this historic place.

Education & Leadership
Education is a key element in the Foundation's mission. Through its education and leadership programs, the Foundation preserves the story of the Battle of Gettysburg and the timeless meaning of individual sacrifice and teamwork first taught here in 1863. In addition, the Foundation's leadership programs bring the battlefield to life for colleges, corporations, and businesses through experiential learning.

Gettysburg Foundation has an experienced and dedicated Board of Directors who are supportive of the mission, values, and goals of the Foundation. Senior Leadership and staff have the required knowledge and expertise to accomplish the goals established by the Board.

Gettysburg Foundation owns and has successfully operated the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center.
Gettysburg Foundation has provided funding for Preservation projects and in support of Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site.
Gettysburg Foundation continues to seek funding for other Preservation projects and educational initiatives.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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GETTYSBURG FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 3/8/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Craig Bashein

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Board co-chair

Ms. Barbara Finfrock

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Barbara Finfrock

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Shanon Toal

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Craig Bashein

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A.J. Kazimi

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/8/2021,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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