How We are Funded
No appropriated funds from congress:
The Commission receives no appropriated funds from Congress. The World War One Centennial Commission Act which established the Commission (part of Public Law 112-272 passed by the 112th Congress and signed by President Obama on January 16, 2013, and further refined by Public Law 113-291, Subtitle J, Section 3091) specifies that “The Centennial Commission shall accept, use, and dispose of gifts, bequests, or devises of services or property, both real and personal, for the purpose of covering the costs incurred by the Centennial Commission to carry out its duties under this Act.”
Seeking donations and sponsors from both individuals and corporations:
In order to support the mission, goals and programs, as well as fund the National WWI Memorials at Pershing Park, the organization is seeking donations and sponsors. Here are a few of the ways you can help:
Make a gift on our donation page where you can provide a single gift, a repeating gift, restrict your gift to a listed program, make your donation in honor of a loved one or organization and more.
Purchase official WWI Centennial Merchandise from the merchandise shop. The organization received a portion of all sales to support our programs.
Use Amazon Smile and assign us as your designated charity and we will get 2% of all your purchases
Contact our team for Corporate Sponsorships and OpportunitiesFounding Sponsor:
The Pritzker Military Museum and Library has generously supported the WWI Centennial as our Founding Sponsor, including a matching grant for all general donations. So please give and your $ is worth $$
To maximize its fundraising potential, the Commission created a supporting foundation to solicit and manage gifts and pledges obtained through a variety of national appeals and campaigns. The United States Foundation for the Commemoration of the World Wars is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization whose mission is to support the Commission’s programs and activities. The Foundation serves as the principal fund-raising organization for the Commission, and it fully embraces the Donor Bill of Rights established by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.