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$25,000 Matching Gift Opportunity

"We must be ready to dare all for our country. For history does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid."

President Dwight D. Eisenhower – First Inaugural Address, Washington, DC, January 20, 1953

Dear Friends of the Eisenhower Foundation,

On behalf of the Eisenhower Foundation, we hope this letter finds you and your loved ones in good health during this holiday season. While the world continues to change, so too does the Eisenhower Foundation, and we hold steadfast to the guiding words of Dwight D. Eisenhower.

In the years since Eisenhower served as a five-star general of the Army and president of our nation, countless buildings, schools, parks, and organizations have been named in his honor. Still, fewer and fewer Americans know who Dwight D. Eisenhower was and what he accomplished, as evidenced by a recent U.S. Citizenship Test survey. As Ike’s position in history continues to rise, it is imperative that his legacy be passed onto future generations – so Americans can continue to say, “I Like Ike,” rather than “Who is Ike?”.

Now, I need your help more than ever to make sure today’s students learn about Dwight D. Eisenhower and the values he embodied. Through IKEducation, the Eisenhower Foundation is reaching students throughout the country, and even the world in new and exciting ways.

This year, IKEducation is serving students in two formats: IKE Online and IKE Express.

1. IKE Online: As more classrooms seek virtual learning options amid the COVID pandemic, IKE Online is working to fulfill that need. IKE Online provides live, interactive virtual programs for all ages. To supplement these virtual programs, materials are sent to teachers ahead of time to enhance the live experience. Just this semester, we’ve had classrooms from multiple states including Arkansas, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, and Wisconsin, and countries including Canada and Mexico participate in IKE Online.

2. IKE Express: IKE Express brings our IKEducators and programs right into the classroom. For Kansas schools able to host our highly trained educators, we will send everything on the road for an unforgettable learning experience.

As with every school year, IKEducation is provided to school groups 100% free of charge, thanks to the generous donations from our supporters. These gifts are crucial to helping the Eisenhower Foundation achieve our mission: to honor and champion the relevance today of the life and leadership of Dwight D. Eisenhower through compelling programs and events that celebrate his legacy.

A Special Opportunity for our Donors: $25,000 Matching Gift

One of our most loyal supporters believes so deeply in our mission that they have offered to match every donation we receive by December 31, 2021, dollar-for-dollar, up to $25,000! And that’s why I’m writing to you.

Will you make one last tax-deductible donation to the Eisenhower Foundation, before December, 31, 2021? Your donation will be matched 100% by one of our most loyal supporters.

The continuation and expansion of IKEducation programs in the midst of a pandemic has required our education team make adjustments throughout the last two school years, but still, we have reached record numbers of students and teachers. None of this would have been possible without the continued support from our donors. It is with your gifts that we are able to teach students about Ike’s unparalleled accomplishments as Supreme Allied Commander during World War II and the 34th President of the United States.

As one 2nd grade teacher said, “The best thing about our IKEducation program was the variety. History, art, literature – so fun to watch and enjoy.” The teacher went on to say, “Thank you for caring.”

While the past two years have been marked with unprecedented uncertainty, one thing has remained constant: our generous donors from across the country have continued to support our organization’s mission and further our impact. As we look to 2022, your support is more important than ever. And that is why I must ask, will you please make one final tax-deductible contribution to the Eisenhower Foundation?

Every gift, no matter the size, is truly appreciated, and only you know what amount is right for you to give. Your gift will be matched, dollar-for-dollar by one of our loyal supporters, up to $25,000!

Together, we are preserving the legacy of Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Greatest Generation.

Thank you for your trust in our work and your continued support.

Sincerely,

Meredith Sleichter

P.S. Our work would not be possible without you! Your gift will help us secure a $25,000 matching gift from one loyal supporter. BUT, we must receive your donation by December 31, 2021.

 

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