The Foundation

A mission of heroic proportions


A Foundation Committed to Building a National Treasure

The Foundation

A mission of heroic proportions


A Foundation Committed to Building a National Treasure

The National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation is a 501(c)(3) educational institution organized to design, fund, build and maintain the National Medal of Honor Museum and Education Center, which will be funded principally through donations from the private sector.

The National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation Board is comprised of individuals dedicated to making this institution a reality. All of our living former Commanders-in-Chief – Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter – have signed on as “Honorary Directors” of the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation, reflecting the importance of our mission.

Your support will make this museum and education center a reality. It will ensure that these stories of selflessness, service and sacrifice remain a source of inspiration for generations to come. And as a donor, you will receive recognition on our website and in the new museum and education center.




Honorary Directors

The Honorable Barack Obama

The Honorable George W. Bush

The Honorable Bill Clinton

The Honorable George H.W. Bush

The Honorable Jimmy Carter



Board of Directors

William W. Phillips, Chairman
Morgan Stanley
Menlo Park, California

W. Carlyle Blakeney, Treasurer
Senior Broker, Ravenel Commercial Properties
Charleston, South Carolina

Bryan Reid, Sr
President & CEO, Pioneer Log Homes
Williams Lake, British Columbia

Major General Darwin H. Simpson, USA (Ret.)
Former President & CEO, Univar Corporation
Spartanburg, South Carolina

Peter Stent
Rancher/Philanthropist
Gardnerville, NV

Richard C. Webel
President, Pacolet Milliken Enterprises, Inc.
Landrum, South Carolina

Major James Taylor, USA (Ret.)
Medal of Honor Recipient
Penn Valley, California

Mark K. Updegrove
CEO, National Medal of Honor Museum
Charleston, South Carolina