Much like Ike's presidential campaign, the Eisenhower Foundation was created through a grassroots movement. The generosity of donors like you allows the Foundation to provide exhibits, programs, and events for the thousands of people, including students, teachers, and veterans, who visit the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum, and Boyhood Home annually. We thank you for your support.
Do you or your spouse work for a matching gifts company? Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match your charitable contributions — effectively doubling your donation to the Foundation. In fact, your company, a spouse's company, the company on whose board you serve or even a company from which you retired may match your gift. Contact your company's Human Resources Department for more information.
Below, please find more information about the various ways you can support the Eisenhower Foundation.
Donations by Phone
Office: 785-263-6771 Toll Free: 1-877-RING-IKE
Donations by Mail
Eisenhower Foundation P.O. Box 295 Abilene, KS 67410
Ike's Field Trip Fund
Ike's Field Trip Fund is designed to provide financial support to schools visiting the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum.
Donations will be used to provide students with a unique field trip experience, a special lunch, and to reimburse schools for transportation expenses associated with visiting Abilene, Kansas. IKEducation's programs, as well as admission to the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum, are offered free of charge to visiting school groups. Since launching in fall 2013, over 36,000 students, teachers, and adults have taken part in this unique program. As one teacher explained, “It’s a once in a lifetime experience for most of the students!”
While in the service, Ike and Mamie entertained their friends, known as "the gang," with food, card games, and songs so much that their quarters were dubbed Club Eisenhower. Today, the Eisenhower Foundation is rekindling this legacy with a new Club Eisenhower. Membership in Club Eisenhower is reserved for a select group of individuals who have included the Eisenhower Foundation in their estate plans. Members will be honored at an annual luncheon and will also receive special correspondence throughout the year.
Your planned gift is especially meaningful as it will help ensure the legacy of Dwight D. Eisenhower is passed down to future generations for years to come.
To notify the Foundation of your intentions and to become part of Club Eisenhower, please fill out the
Dwight D. Eisenhower enacted the National Interstate Highway and Defense Highway System Act in 1956, forever changing the landscape of America. Celebrate and honor Ike’s legacy by purchasing an I LIKE IKE license plate that supports exhibits, programs, and events at the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum, and Boyhood Home in Abilene, Kansas.
The I LIKE IKE distinctive tag is an official license plate for the State of Kansas and can be obtained at any Kansas county treasurer/motor vehicle office. The cost of the tag is a $50 annual donation. There is a one-time $45 fee assessed by the State of Kansas when you initially select your I LIKE IKE license plate.
After purchasing your plate, you will receive a complimentary Friends of the Eisenhower Foundation membership as our way of saying thanks for "Driving Ike’s Legacy."