American War Memorials Overseas, Inc.

Wilmington, DE   |  www.uswarmemorials.org

Mission

American War Memorials Overseas works to document, promote, and preserve non-government supported War Memorials honoring Americans outside of the USA to ensure these monuments remain part of local communities forever. War Memorials commemorate our shared past, and overseas war memorials honoring Americans are an important symbol of America's international engagement. American War Memorials Overseas seeks to cooperate with other organizations, at international, national, and local levels, to better safeguard the future of War Memorials honoring Americans overseas in both their social and historical context.

Ruling year info

2008

Executive Director

Ms. Lillian Pfluke

Main address

2801 Centerville Rd PMB 6500

Wilmington, DE 19808 USA

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EIN

26-2980531

NTEE code info

Commemorative Events (A84)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

There are well over one thousand different memorial sites worldwide honoring America's overseas wartime service. These include: -Hundreds of monuments, markers, and plaques on the fields where Americans fought worldwide. -Close to one thousand Americans buried in foreign soil outside of America's overseas military cemeteries. -Hundreds of American combat vehicles on display internationally. -Scores of museums in foreign towns that proudly recount and honor America's overseas wartime contributions. In most cases, neither the United States government nor local governments have the responsibility or the resources to document and maintain these sites. American War Memorials Overseas documents, promotes, and preserves these precious, non-government supported sites of America's overseas wartime legacy.

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?

War Memorial Conservation and Awareness

? Record the existence and location of non-government supported war memorials honoring Americans overseas and make this information available to the public.
? Encourage cultural tourism to visit these historical sites.
? Encourage and facilitate local communities to fly the American flag over private war memorials honoring Americans.
? Monitor the condition of these war memorials, and encourage their conservation.
? Provide expert advice to those involved in war memorial projects, and facilitate maintenance projects for sponsoring organizations.
? Work with communities and organizations to encourage local responsibility for war memorials, and to recognize the need to conduct restoration work on these monuments as required.
? Build a greater understanding of war memorial heritage and raise awareness of the issues surrounding war memorial conservation.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Military personnel

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.

Number of American veterans researched and added to the database.

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

Adults

Related Program

War Memorial Conservation and Awareness

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of memorials researched and added to database.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

Record the existence and location of non-government supported war memorials honoring Americans overseas and make this information available to the public.
Encourage cultural tourism to visit these historical sites.
Encourage and facilitate local communities to fly the American flag over private war memorials honoring Americans.
Monitor the condition of these war memorials, and encourage their conservation.
Provide expert advice to those involved in war memorial projects, and facilitate maintenance projects for sponsoring organizations.
Work with communities and organizations to encourage local responsibility for war memorials, and to recognize the need to conduct restoration work on these monuments as required.
Build a greater understanding of war memorial heritage and raise awareness of the issues surrounding war memorial conservation.

We work with a system of regional volunteers who monitor the memorials in their area. They provide information on new memorials so that we can add them to our database, and on memorials that are in need of care so that we can find maintenance solutions for them. We also work with people and organizations who want to renovate a specific monument by accepting donations on their behalf and then giving a grant to pay for the project.

American War Memorials Overseas works through a network of volunteers dispersed throughout the world who are passionate about our mission.

We have added separate web pages for over 25,000 soldiers whose names appear on overseas war memorials in the past two years.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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American War Memorials Overseas, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Susan Kellet-Forsyth

Peter F. Herrly

Dr. Susan Kellett-Forsyth

Christine Murakami

no affiliation

Mark Rosengard

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? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/29/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/29/2021

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Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.