Giving Programs

All gifts are welcome and greatly appreciated. Your tax-deductible donation will enhance the ability of the Foundation to support USAHEC's mission of "Telling the Army Story . . . one Soldier at a Time."®

All donors will receive public recognition in the Foundation's published annual report. Those that reach designated levels of cumulative giving will be permanently recognized within the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center. See the Donor Recognition page for more information. For information on the Foundation's programs available for sponsorship, please see our Sponsorship Guide.

Annual Fund Campaign

Annual Gifts are vital to the success of efforts of the Army Heritage Center Foundation. Our annual giving program helps to sustain the efforts of the Foundation and helps to enhance its programs. The Annual Appeal is typically conducted in autumn and spring each year. Donors that make substantial contributions during their lifetime may receive recognition for their support. See lifetime donor recognition program in the Donor Recognition section for details.

Build on Success Capital Campaign - Hall of the American Soldier

The Build on Success Capital Campaign seeks funds to complete the Hall of the American Soldier, which will expand the public spaces at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.  The Foundation uses these funds to support design, construction, and outfitting activities. Donors that make substantial contributions to support Foundation construction programs may receive recognition within the USAHEC campus in accordance with a donor recognition plan coordinated with the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center and the Department of the Army. Visit our Donor Recognition section for more details.

Combined Federal Campaign

If you are a federal civilian, military, or postal employee, you can now contribute to the Army Heritage Center Foundation through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)! 

Established in 1961, CFC is the world's largest and most successful annual workplace fundraising drive. Every fall, CFC solicits donations from federal employees on behalf of participating charities vetted through a rigorous selection process. Federal employees may choose to support a charity represented by the CFC through payroll deductions beginning in January of the following year.

You will find the Army Heritage Center Foundation listed in the CFC directory as a member of Military Support Groups of America. You can support the Foundation by designating charity #44284.

Kleber Society Fund

The Kleber Society recognizes those individuals and corporations who donate on an annual basis to support educational programs at the Army Heritage Center Foundation. The Society is named in honor of Dr. Brooks Kleber. Dr. Kleber was a graduate of Dickinson College in Carlisle and held an M.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He served as Chief Historian, Army Training and Doctrine Command and as the Deputy Chief Historian, US Army Center of Military History. As a young man, he served as a Soldier in the 99th Division during WWII and was captured soon after D-Day in 1944. While a POW, he so valued learning that when he and his fellow prisoners were moved from one camp to another he carried two history books with him rather than seeing them destroyed.

The Kleber Society support allows the Foundation’s educational staff to work with high school students in the “school to careers” program and university student interns pursuing history, education or communicative arts degrees. The Kleber Society also supports the Foundation’s efforts in support of National History Day and special programs and educational products for teachers, students, and the public.

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has approved the Foundation as a provider of innovative educational programs. Corporations who pay taxes in Pennsylvania may receive tax credits for donations made to approved Foundation programs through the Commonwealth’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program.

Commemorative Brick and Paver Program

You can help bring the Army Story to life and honor a family member, friend, or loved one at the same time!

The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center, the Army’s world-class archival, research, and education center at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, features a "Soldiers Walk" to commemorate those who have served their nation.

The "Soldiers Walk" is a prominent feature of the complex that greets visitors as they enter the Army Heritage Trail. To create this inspiring walkway, the Army Heritage Center Foundation is offering a commemorative brick and paver program. You may choose from three sizes: 4" x 8" and 8" x 8" bricks, or 2' x 2' pavers. To further personalize your brick, there are a variety of logos which may be engraved on the 8" x 8" bricks and 2' x 2' pavers.

Your commemorative brick is produced by Olde Mill Impressions, a leading commemorative brick manufacturer. Upon ordering, please allow six (6) to eight (8) weeks for processing and installation of your brick.

Learn more about our Commemorative Bricks and Pavers

Matching Gifts

Multiply the impact of your donation by participating in a matching gift program!

Many employers will match any charitable contribution made by their employees and, sometimes, retirees and/or spouses. These programs can double or even triple the size of your gift! To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please contact your company’s personnel office.

If your company does participate, request a matching gift form from your personnel office and send the completed form along with your gift to the Foundation. WE WILL DO THE REST!

Corporate and Foundation Giving

Corporations and foundations who are interested in providing support to the development of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center or its programs and projects, or are willing to provide limited sponsorship opportunities, are encouraged to contact the Army Heritage Center Foundation Development Office. Our goal is to individually assist each prospective grantor or sponsor to identify specific gift projects that satisfy their charitable and marketing goals while fulfilling important U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center or Foundation gift needs. Gifts may single-handedly fund an entire  project or be an important part of a joint gift effort.

We work with the U.S. Army to insure that grantors receive appropriate and significant recognition for their remarkable generosity and will provide ongoing stewardship of their gifts.

Our Sponsorship Guide provides information on specific giving programs. 

Planned Giving

The Foundation encourages friends of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center and the Foundation to consider a planned gift. These gifts can have immediate impact should you give to a specific program; or, if you would like, your gift can continue to grow over time and provide a constant, reliable source of income through an endowment. Both methods facilitate the programs of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center and its supporting Foundation. When making your planned charitable gifts, you can specify how you would like your gift to be used.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your gift plans, please call our offices at 717-258-1102.


If you want to provide a gift to support the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center in your Will, upon your death, you may make a bequest to the Army Heritage Center Foundation. The Foundation recommends that you indicate if you desire your bequest to support the Foundation, one of its specific programs, or a specific program or activities of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.

  • Acceptable legal phrasing for making a bequest to the Army Heritage Center Foundation is: “I give, devise and bequeath to the Army Heritage Center Foundation, Carlisle, PA., [the sum of X dollars OR X percent of my residuary estate or (description of assets)] to become part of the [description of its use]."

Should you wish to restrict your gift to support a specific approved activity within the Foundation or the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center, you can, for example, state in your Will that:

  • “I bequeath X percent of my residuary estate to the Army Heritage Center Foundation to support the Foundation’s educational programs.” Or,
  • “I bequeath $XXX.XX to the Army Heritage Center Foundation to support the acquisition of manuscript collections to support research at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.”