USS Midway Laura, Robin Grantee

About The Foundation

The mission of the Midway Foundation is to help fund education programs, organizations, and initiatives that support America’s core values of service and sacrifice in the name of freedom.

Established in 2016, the Foundation was created to look at the long-term sustainability of the Midway Museum Educational Programs through an endowment and develop the ‘Pillars of Freedom’ granting opportunity for San Diego organizations serving Veterans, active duty, and first responders.

Endowment

With assets at just over $1 million, the endowment will provide annual support for Midway’s educational programs for tens of thousands of students and teachers all over the United States. With a goal of $10 million by 2025, this fund would help offset operating expenses and allow the education program the ability to grow and expand its offering to even more students. Your gift of cash, securities, or a legacy gift will ensure this is possible in perpetuity.

Pillars of Freedom Grants

Since 2016 the Foundation has granted $2.7 million to 51 organizations whose primary focus is improving the lives and communities of veterans, active-duty service members, and first responders. Those who sacrifice everything in the name of freedom. Grants have ranged from $5,000 to $90,000 and impacted more than 100,000 individuals.

Through an annual grant application, the Foundation Board of Directors and staff will vet, monitor, and discuss the impacts of local organizations before granting a gift. Because of the generosity of the Board and the operational support of the museum, 100% of all gifts are granted. Your gift of cash, securities, or a legacy gift makes these impact grants possible.

For gifts of securities, or planned giving, please contact Laura White, Midway Foundation President, lwhite@midway.org

Please choose one of the two giving option links below

If you would like to make any of these gift in honor or memory of a loved one, please contact Robin Hatfield at rhatfield@midway.org and she will ensure the gift is properly acknowledged.

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THE MIDWAY FOUNDATION

Area of Greatest Need
Please use my gift where needed most for the Foundation.

Midway Foundation Endowment
Make a difference forever!

Midway Foundation Grant Program
Support our ‘Protectors of Freedom’

Honorary Committee

  • Ken Blanchard, PhD
  • Linden Blue
  • The Honorable Jeb Bush
  • The Honorable Elizabeth Dole
  • The Honorable Robert J. Dole
  • Dan Fouts
  • James Mattis, General, USMC (Ret.)
  • Tony Orlando
  • Debbie Turner
  • The Honorable Pete Wilson

Please contact Laura White, USS Midway Foundation President, to learn more about giving opportunities at lwhite@midway.org


BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Ben Clay
Chair

Malin Burnham-MF-Board

Malin Burnham
Chair Emeritus

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Buford Alexander

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Dede Alpert

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Terry Atkinson

Dave Bialis

Stacy McCarthy

Mac McLaughlin

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Patricia McQuater

Christopher Neils

Bob Payne

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Jim Roberts

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Patti Roscoe

Tom Sudberry


STAFF


Laura White

Robin Hatfield

CURRENT GRANTEES

  • Armed Services YMCA San DiegoAssistance for junior-enlisted Service Members
  • Blue Angels FoundationWounded Warrior Continuum of Care
  • Fallen Officers FundEmergency Financial Assistance
  • Interfaith Community ServicesVeteran Housing Stability Case Manager and Supportive Services
  • MCRD Museum FoundationAV Equipment and Virtual Education Programing
  • Navy Helicopter Association Scholarship FundScholarship for Graduate and Undergraduate Education
  • San Diego Harbor Police FoundationHuman Trafficking Prevention Program and Youth Development at Perkins K-8 School
  • San Diego Military Outreach MinistriesEssential items for ongoing emergencies
  • Support the Enlisted ProjectFinancial Education and Counseling for Military Families
  • Tailhook Educational FoundationUndergraduate Education Scholarships
  • United Through ReadingStory Station Van Repair
  • USO San DiegoFood Pantry and Essential Services for Military Families