Stars & Stripes Sponsors

The Eisenhower Foundation, together with the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum, thank our 2019 Stars & Stripes Sponsors. The generosity of these community partners help make possible the many programs and events that are held on the Eisenhower Presidential Campus each year. These activities honor the life of Dwight D. Eisenhower and celebrate his unparalleled legacy of leadership.

Arvest Bank Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma
Ash Grove Charitable Foundation Ash Grove, Missouri
Astra Bank Abilene, Belleville, Chapman, Hays, Palco, Plainville, & Scandia, Kansas, and Sutton, Nebraska
Bert & Wetta Sales, Inc. Abilene, Kansas
Cargill ​Wichita, Kansas
Holm Automotive Center Abilene, Kansas
JE Dunn Construction Kansas City, Missouri
Jacobs Dallas, Texas
Kalbian Hagerty LLP  Washington, DC
Last Chance Graphics Abilene, Kansas
Midwest Concrete Materials, Inc.   Abilene & Manhattan​​​, Kansas
Pinnacle Bank  Abilene, Kansas
The PRD Group   Chantilly, Virginia  
Smart Insurance Abilene & Salina, Kansas
TCT - Tri-County Telephone Association, Inc. Abilene & Council Grove, Kansas
Tossed N Sauced Pizza Abilene & Chapman, Kansas
TreanorHL   Lawrence, Kansas 

Become a Stars & Stripes Sponsor

In his first Inaugural address in 1953, President Dwight D. Eisenhower said, “Whatever America hopes to bring to pass in the world must first come to pass in the heart of America.” For Ike, the "heart of America" was right here in Kansas. The Eisenhower Foundation, in partnership with the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum, and Boyhood Home, strive to provide first-class educational exhibits, programs and events for our guests visiting Ike's hometown, Abilene, Kansas.

One of only 14 Presidential Libraries nationwide, The Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum was recently named "Best Kansas Attraction" by USA Today. More than 200,000 guests from around the world visited this campus and the Abilene area last year.

There are several sponsorship options described below, and we look forward to partnering with you. The Eisenhower Foundation invites your company or organization to become a Stars & Stripes Sponsor by calling our office at 785-263-6771 or inquiring by email to

All sponsors enjoy the following benefits:

Sponsor Benefits

Increased Visibility

Your company’s name and/or logo will be included on select print and online materials for programs and events.

Legacy Gala


Foundation cost: $15,000

The Eisenhower Foundation’s signature event that honors the life and legacy of General and President Eisenhower, the Legacy Gala is an invitation-only evening limited to less than 150 people. This intimate banquet is held each October in the beautiful Courtyard of the Eisenhower Presidential Library. Guests include members of the Eisenhower family, community and political leaders, and our most loyal donors from across the nation. As a sponsor, you will receive the following:

Your company name listed on the Eisenhower Foundation’s:

  • Website Stars & Stripes Sponsor page
  • Legacy Gala invitations
  • Programs for the Legacy Gala event
  • Select online and print articles

We will also provide:

  • Your company name and/or logo on display at the Legacy Gala event
  • Special recognition during the program
  • Four (4) banquet tickets with VIP seating
  • An invitation to participate in any scheduled pre-Gala VIP events

Symphony at Sunset

$2000 and up

Foundation cost: $30,000

The annual Symphony at Sunset commemoration concert is held the first Saturday in June and is attended by over 5,000 visitors from across Kansas. The event features music from the Salina Symphony and the Fort Riley 1st Infantry Division Band, in addition to other local bands and artists, as well as food vendors and educational activities. As a sponsor, you will receive the following:

Your company name listed on the Eisenhower Foundation’s:

  • Website Stars & Stripes Sponsor page
  • Programs for the Symphony at Sunset event
  • Select online and print articles

We will also provide:

  • Your company name on display at the Symphony at Sunset event
  • Special recognition during the program
  • Reserved seating

Easter Egg Roll

$250 and up

Foundation cost: $1,500

This is Abilene’s own version of the White House Easter Egg Roll. A community-wide event held the Saturday of Easter weekend, families enjoy an outdoor egg hunt, crafts, games and activities. Produced in partnership with the City of Abilene Parks and Recreation Department, the Egg Roll draws over 3,000 attendees each year. As a sponsor, you will receive the following:

Your company name listed on the Eisenhower Foundation’s:

  • Website Stars & Stripes Sponsor page
  • Flyers for the Egg Roll event
  • Select online and print articles

We will also provide:

  • Your company name and/or logo on display at the Egg Roll event

General Eisenhower

 $100 and up

Eisenhower Foundation sponsors also support a variety of programs offered throughout the year at the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home, including:

Author/Scholar Presentations

New books continue to be published about Ike every year, and the authors are invited to speak at the Eisenhower Presidential Library. Many of these invited authors conducted research using the Library’s holdings. Other public programs feature experts, or films, on subjects relevant to Eisenhower, from World War I through Ike’s two terms as President. These short programs bring to light current research about this remarkable man and the era in which he lived.


The Eisenhower Foundation’s innovative IKEducation program provides unique, hands-on educational experiences for K-12 students that enhance their understanding of Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States and World War II Supreme Allied Commander. Since it’s inception in 2013, more than 20,000 students and teachers have participated in IKEducation. Your sponsorship dollars allow us to expand IKEducation and to continue offering these programs free of charge to visiting school groups.

Constitution Day

Each September, hundreds of elementary students and teachers from across Kansas attend the Constitution Day program at the Eisenhower Presidential Library. Students learn about the three branches of government, with special emphasis on the Executive Branch. Sponsor support helps us encourage students to develop habits of good citizenship for America’s future.

Research Travel Grant Fund

This program encourages scholars from across the globe to research using the extensive holdings in the Eisenhower Presidential Library for publication. Grants are awarded to individual researchers on a competitive basis to cover a portion of their expenses while in Abilene, Kansas. This important fund furthers the study of the life and legacy of Dwight D. Eisenhower.

General Eisenhower sponsors will be listed on the Stars & Stripes Sponsor page of the Eisenhower Foundation website.

Sponsorships are accepted throughout the year. We look forward to discussing your company’s interest in supporting our programs. If you have questions, please contact Denise Youtsey at the Eisenhower Foundation, 785-263-6771.




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