American Airpower Heritage Foundation of Arizona, Inc.
The Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum (“AZCAF”) founded the American Airpower Heritage Foundation of Arizona, Inc. (the “Foundation”) in 2008 as a 501(c)(3)-qualified non-profit corporation organized in the State of Arizona for the purpose of attracting financial contributions that specifically support the Airbase’s mission and activities. The Foundation is managed by a board of directors comprised of appointed AZCAF members and selected members of the CAF General Staff at Headquarters in Midland, Texas. The Board, in turn, appoints officers of the Foundation, who are responsible for its day-to-day business operations. The Board of Directors sets goals and policies for the raising of financial support to fund AZCAF projects, approves fundraising campaigns and the issuance of grants to the AZCAF on a project-by-project basis, and otherwise sets policies for the operation of the Foundation.
Donations to the Foundation are tax deductible and are earmarked only for the support of AZCAF mission and activities. They may not be used for any other purpose. Contributions are solicited from and may be made by corporate sponsors and business partners, members of the general public, as well as members of the AZCAF. Financial support may also be solicited from other philanthropic organizations or government agencies which issue grants that fund educational activities, such as those undertaken by the AZCAF. Finally, donors are encouraged to include the Foundation in their estate planning as a means to underwrite the long-term financial needs of AZCAF and its educational and commemorative programs. Donations can be for specifically-directed purposes or can be open-ended, in nature, to be granted to AZCAF by the Board of Directors in its discretion to fund AZCAF’s operating needs. A specifically-directed donation is a one made by a donor who restricts how the funds are to be applied.
AZCAF encourages its members to make donations to the Foundation for either directed or general purposes through a Foundation-managed pledge program.AZCAF’s Strategic Planning Committee works hand-in-hand with the Foundation’s Board of Directors to identify and prioritize projects and programs that require Foundation support, in order that the Foundation can establish fundraising campaigns to facilitate the achievement of these AZCAF activities. Regular reports of the Foundation’s activities are published in the AZCAF’s monthly newsletter or will be announced publicly by press release. If you would like to make a contribution to the Foundation, you may do so by downloading the AAHFOA Contribution Form and submitting it to the address on the form. For more information about the Foundation or how you may participate in or support its fundraising activities: Contact our Finance Manager.