Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc.

Founders of The Wall

aka VVMF   |   Arlington, VA   |  http://www.vvmf.org

Mission

The mission of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) is to honor and preserve the legacy of service and educate all generations about the impact of the Vietnam War.

Ruling year info

1979

President and CEO

Mr. Jim Knotts

Main address

1235 South Clark Street Suite 910

Arlington, VA 22202 USA

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EIN

52-1149668

NTEE code info

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

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Memorial Maintenance

Since its dedication in 1982, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial has been viewed by nearly one hundred million people, making it one of the most visited memorials on the National Mall. VVMF has made stewardship of the memorial and its grounds a critical part of its mission. From the beginning,
VVMF has taken an active role with the National Park Service (NPS) to care for its physical needs. Thanks to generous private donations, the Memorial remains a loving tribute of hope and remembrance, which will continue for
years to come.
As an organization, we have already committed ourselves to renovating our memorial site. We believe it is our duty to make sure it remains a fitting tribute to the men and women who served in the Vietnam War. In 2011, renovations to the lawns, flagpole and base, and directory stands were completed.

For more information on VVMF's work with the memorial, visit our website at http://vvmf.org/memorial

Population(s) Served
Adults

VVMF hosts 5 annual events on the Memorial site that garner national attention, and draw thousands of people to The Wall to remember and honor those whose names are on The Wall, other men and women who died as a result of the war whose names aren’t on the wall, and the sacrifices of the family and friends left at home.
For more information on VVMF's work with the memorial, visit our website at http://vvmf.org/Ceremonies

Population(s) Served
Adults

VVMF promotes healing and provides education about the impact of the Vietnam War through its traveling memorial called The Wall that Heals
(TWTH). TWTH is a 1/2 scale replica of The Wall sent to communities nationwide, making it possible for millions of individuals who are unable to travel to Washington, DC to recognize, remember and honor those who served and died. TWTH also includes an educational museum to inspire and enhance Vietnam War Era education in schools.The museum is a small scale of a unique, interactive educational experience that will be used in the Education Center at The Wall. 
For more information about TWTH please visit our website at http://vvmf.org/twth

Population(s) Served
Adults
Veterans
Military personnel
Children
Widows and widowers

In an effort to increase the number of students in secondary education learning about the Vietnam War, VVMF created a teaching guide.  The guide features a teachers' guide, two posters, two books, a video and a war chronology provided by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and, VVMF distributes this guide to teachers and educators throughout the nation.
For more information on VVMF's education programs please visit our website at http://vvmf.org/vvmf-education

Population(s) Served

Since the Vietnam War ended, thousands of Vietnam veterans have suffered due to Agent Orange exposure, PTSD and other illnesses as a result of their service. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) believes all those who served in Vietnam should be honored and remembered for their service. The In Memory program enables the families and friends of those who came home and later died the opportunity to have them be forever memorialized. ​​​​​​​

The plaque on the grounds of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial site in Washington, D.C. that honors these veterans was dedicated in 2004 and reads: In Memory of the men and women who served in the Vietnam War and later died as a result of their service. We honor and remember their sacrifice. Learn more www.vvmf.org/inmemory

Population(s) Served
Widows and widowers
Veterans

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 4/9/2021
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Board chair

Mr. John Dibble

Attorney at Law

Term: 2009 - 2020

Harry Robinson

Janis Nark

John Woods

Sharon Bannister

Alan Buckelew

Francis Hoang

Marty Marks

Allen McCabe

Kim Mitchell

William Murdy

Michael Nardotti, Jr.

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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

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