The Air Force Museum Foundation, a philanthropic, 501(c)(3) organization whose sole purpose is to support the National Museum of the United States Air ForceTM (NMUSAF) (the largest military aviation museum in the world), is seeking a passionate, inspired, and seasoned Chief Development Officer (CDO) to lead our expanding Development program. Since 1960, we have raised 94% of the dollars required to build the main facility of the National Museum of the United States Air Force (~1 million square feet of indoor gallery space).
As a key member of the senior leadership team and under the direction of the Executive Director, the CDO will oversee the implementation and management of a comprehensive fundraising plan. This development plan supports the strategic long-range plan by increasing revenues via annual appeals, special projects funding, direct mail, capital funding initiatives, grants, membership programs, major gifts, and a planned giving program.
The incoming CDO could not be joining the organization at a more exciting time for fundraising. First, we have recently opened the new 4th Building, and the needs for expanded STEM educational and other program support have never been more critical. Secondly, there are several exciting exhibit openings/events in the near future which will generate worldwide interest and need support. Finally, the new CDO will benefit from a recently completed development assessment that resulted in a brand new structure for the department, including the benefit of adding three new full-time positions. This will allow the ideal candidate to partner with existing staff to build a talented, high-performing team inclusive of dedicated major gifts, planned giving, annual giving, and membership professionals.
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The Air Force Museum Foundation (AFMF) was founded in 1960 as the philanthropic corporation that assists in the development and expansion of the facilities of the National Museum of the United States Air ForceTM (NMUSAF), located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio. In addition to funding capital construction and facility improvements, the Foundation provides annual funding to the... Museum for special projects and underwrites several programs involving a wide range of activities geared toward education, volunteer support, special events, and promotional efforts.
Since its inception, AFMF has gifted $87.3M (approximately $140M in today’s dollars) to the
U.S. Air Force for capital construction, including $40.8M for the recent successful fourth building capital campaign. The fourth building opened to the public in June 2016.
AFMF funds special events such as exciting exhibit openings including the Space Shuttle Exhibit and the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders Congressional Gold Medal exhibit, and supports monthly Family Days, the Living History Film Series, and Space Fest. AFMF gifted over $2M for events and programs in the past five years.
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The National Museum of the United States Air Force
The NMUSAF is located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, and is the service's national institution for preserving and presenting the Air Force story. Each year more than one million onsite visitors learn about the mission, history and evolving capabilities of America's Air Force.
The museum is the world's largest military aviation museum featuring more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles on display amid more than 17 acres of indoor exhibit space. Thousands of personal artifacts, photographs and documents further highlight the people and events that comprise the Air Force storyline, from the beginnings of military flight to today's war on terrorism.
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