Reclaim America’s History
The Richard Nixon Foundation is in the process of developing an innovative educational institution characterized by contemporary features. It will offer unparalleled immersive experiences and virtual programs designed to empower the upcoming generation of American students with a comprehensive understanding of citizenship rights and responsibilities, as well as insights into the functioning of the U.S. government. This initiative is particularly urgent, given the persistent marginalization of civics within the American education system, which poses a threat to the foundational principles of our republic.
America is at a crossroads
Presently, a significant proportion of middle and high school-aged students lack fundamental knowledge of pivotal constitutional documents such as the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence. Additionally, there is a deficiency in their comprehension of the roles played by various levels of federal, state, and local governments. These foundational understandings are critical in safeguarding America’s status as “the last best hope of man on earth” as President Lincoln fervently described our republic 160 years ago.
In response to this educational gap, the Richard Nixon Foundation is poised to augment its commitment to education through the American Civics Campaign. This strategic initiative aims to elevate the Foundation into a premier center for civics education. Within this expanded framework, students will actively participate in immersive experiences, engage with exhibits, and partake in virtual programs, thereby fostering a profound understanding of the rights and duties associated with citizenship in the United States.
TOTAL CAMPAIGN GOAL
The Richard Nixon Foundation
Jo Ellen Chatham
Vicki and Michael Crow
Ginny and Dave Hanna
Jolynn and Pat Mahoney
$10 Million Gift
Permanent name of the American Civics Center Complex and Building
$5 Million Gift
Grand Atrium within the American Civics Center, which will house Marine One, the presidential limousine, and Senator Nixon’s 1949 Woody, as well as displays on Air Force One and the presidential yacht Sequoia
$3 Million Gift
The civics classes and educational modules contained and taught within the American Civics Center.
$3 Million Gift
Reserved by Barbara and Alex Bowie
Permanent name of Nixon Library Entry Plaza
$1 Million Gift
Individual educational spaces/rooms within American Civics Center, including:
— White House Situation Room
— Press Briefing Room
— Center’s Foyer/ pre-function space
Marine One display
Marine One restoration, permanently commemorated aside the artifact
Café and Dining Area
Reserved by Vicki and Michael Crow
Limousine restoration, permanently commemorated aside the artifact
Senator Nixon’s Woody display
Senator Nixon’s Woody restoration, permanently commemorated aside the artifact
“The Nixon Library is a vital educational asset in Orange County, so we are thrilled to support its planned expansion. In particular, The American Civics Campaign will positively impact our youth and comes at this critical time when the understanding and appreciation of the American Constitution and basic civics is declining. Barbara and I are thrilled to be able to support this worthy endeavor.”
Barbara and Alex Bowie
$3 Million Contributors
“We are honored to support the American Civics Campaign because, as President Nixon once said, we believe in the American dream because we have seen it come true in our own lives. We want to inspire the next generation of peacemakers, leaders and visionaries embracing their own American dreams and giving back to the country that made it possible.”
Charlie and Ling Zhang
$2 Million Contributors
Join the American Civics Campaign
Brenda St. Hilaire
We invite you to join our efforts to empower the next generation of Americans.
Thank you for your generosity!
The Richard Nixon Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is a registered Non-Profit Organization in California.
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