We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit philanthropic, educational organization that operates in partnership with the National Park Service to preserve Gettysburg National Military Park and the Eisenhower National Historic Site, and to educate the public about their significance.
Together with the National Park Service, we seek to preserve and protect the resources associated with the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg and share its important story of conflict, courage and remembrance.
The Gettysburg Foundation is a community of professionals, volunteers, philanthropists and Friends of Gettysburg members dedicated to:
- Acquiring and preserving the authentic battlefield lands, buildings and artifacts.
- Improving the visitor experience.
- Educating the public about the significance and today's relevance of Gettysburg.
- Strengthening the Foundation’s financial model.
We own and operate, in partnershp with the National Park Service at Gettysburg, the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center. The Foundation owns and operates historic sites and experiences where the local community and visitors to Gettysburg can experience history related to the Civil War, the Battle of Gettysburg and the stories, connections and importance these sites have in our American history:
Through the stories and lessons of the Battle of Gettysburg, President Abraham Lincoln’s immortal Gettysburg Address and the statesmanship of famed Gettysburg resident, President Dwight Eisenhower, Gettysburg will become a leading center for non-partisan, constructive dialogue about citizenship, leadership, conflict and remembrance.
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Board of Directors
Entrusted with the strategic leadership and governance of Gettysburg Foundation, the Board of Directors consists of prominent business executives, distinguished educators, benevolent philanthropists, renowned authors and journalists.
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A consortium of renowned historians, Gettysburg Foundation's Historians Council lends its collective support and expertise to promote our mission.
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View the Gettysburg Foundation’s financial information, IRS form 990, and audited financial statements at Guidestar: