The options to the left show how you can support the only museum dedicated to airlift and air refueling history!
The AMC Museum Foundation Inc. is an IRS-approved, non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization that provides capital support to the Air Mobility Command Museum for facility improvement, expansion, educational programs and events, and projects for which U.S. Air Force funding is not available.
Why should you donate to our Annual Campaign? Your tax-deductible donation helps preserve our U.S. Air Force history and heritage and funds aircraft restoration, new exhibits, and educational programs.
We have two major restoration projects—the C-119B Flying Boxcar and the KB-50J Superfortress (pictured above)—and we're obviously excited about both! As you've seen in recent Hangar Digests, our recently acquired C-119 is a Korean War hero, the only surviving plane that dropped portable bridge sections directly responsible for troops being able to survive the 1950 Chosin Reservoir Campaign.
Can't visit regularly? Many of our members live out of state and are unable to visit. In fact, less than 60% of our members live in Delaware. Our in-state and out-of-state friends are intensely interested and supportive of the work we do and like to keep in touch with the museum by enjoying our quarterly newsletter, Hangar Digest. So even though you might not able to visit us in person, you can show your support by becoming a member.
Your dues are used to maintain our collection of aircraft and artifacts, fund educational programs, and build new exhibits. Your membership dues are deductible in accordance with IRS regulations.
Have a question about becoming a member? Send an email to the Membership Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
With one brick you can accomplish two things: become a permanent part of history in the AMC Museum's Commemoration Park and join the AMC Museum Foundation in supporting the museum. Engraved bricks in Commemoration Park are a permenant path to history! Businesses and organizations may also have their logo engraved on a brick for an additional $25. Designs must be approved.
There are many ways to use your brick:
Bricks are installed twice a year for Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Please make sure your order is received at least six weeks before the holiday.
Please pass the word along to your friends and family about this project!
The AMC Museum Foundation's Aircraft Bench Program allows you share your story with others as to why a particular aircraft is important to you. Several of the museum's outside aircraft were chosen to have a bench installed next to them where visitors may rest. For a donation of $100 you can have an inscription added to a plaque that're affixed to the aircraft's bench.
Over the years many of you have consistently been generous donors to the museum through our annual golf tournaments—thank you again. But there are some of you who may not have had the opportunity to help fulfill the mission of the AMC Museum as an aviation and aerospace, education, scientific, cultural, historical, and inspirational facility for the general public and Air Force community.
All donations from this fundraiser will go directly to maintaining our aircraft and artifacts in the museum and helping our museum stay as the number one free cultural attraction in the state of Delaware.
Are you looking for an interesting way to spend some free time? Do you miss having the opportunity to use your special skills? Are you interested in planes? Here is the perfect place to put your enthusiasm and interest to work. The museum is always looking for people to support its work including helping hands for restoration projects and administrative needs.
But before you get started you should read over these frequently asked questions:
Get in touch with our volunteer coordinator, Paul George, at (302) 677-5991 or email@example.com
The staff at the Air Mobility Command Museum greatly appreciates all offers from potential donors. We depend on the generosity of the public to provide the museum with artifacts to create and update our exhibits.
Our collection policy states that we may only collect artifacts that are relevant to airlift and air refueling history and the history of Dover AFB from 1941 to the present. We would not be able to accept, for example, a U.S. Navy artifact or WWI artifact because it falls outside our scope of collection.
If you wish to make a donation, you may be asked to leave the item at the museum so the Collections Committee can examine it and determine if it can be accepted into the museum's collection. You'll be given a Temporary Deposit Receipt identifying the item or items that you have left with us. If the Committee decides that the item or item falls within our scope, you'll be asked to sign a Proffer of Gift relinquishing all rights to the item. Donations are only accepted unconditionally which means that the donor may not place restrictions upon use or display of an item or request that the item be returned. It's also important to remember that artifacts acquired by the Air Mobility Command Museum are the property of the National Museum of the USAF, of which the AMC Museum is a part.
Air Force regulations prohibit the museum staff from appraising or making a valuation of a donation for tax deduction purposes.
We can make the best use of an artifact when we know as much as possible about its history. For example, if you're donating an Army Air Force-era Ike jacket; we would like to know who wore it and when, if the person was involved in any major campaigns, or anything else that may be known. A donor probably can't give us too much information!
Please remember that if the museum staff must turn down your offer of a donation, it's done only with the greatest reluctance. We appreciate the generosity of all those who wish to make a donation.
If you wish to make a donation, please call or email the Director, Johnny Taylor at 302-677-5942, firstname.lastname@example.org.