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.

$40 million



$26.5 million


The Nixon Foundation is set to initiate significant capital improvements aimed at broadening our educational influence. This endeavor encompasses a quadrupling of our educational exhibition space, the preservation of President Nixon’s iconic Marine One helicopter and the presidential limousine, and the establishment of an immersive, hands-on American Civics Center. This transformative initiative is designed to cater to the educational needs of students, scholars, and researchers on a global scale.

Special Exhibition Hall


American Civics Center


Campaign Leadership

The Richard Nixon Foundation
Ambassador Robert C. O’Brien, Chairman of the Board of Directors
Jim Byron, President & CEO
The American Civics Campaign 
 Finance Committee Members
Alex Bowie, Co-Chair
Charlie Zhang, Co-Chair

Barbara Bowie
Jim Burra
Jo Ellen Chatham
Vicki and Michael Crow
Massy Farzine
Ginny and Dave Hanna
Patricia Houston
Ken Khachigian

Nikan Khatibi
Parmis Khatibi
Jolynn and Pat Mahoney
Meghan McNulty
Rick Muth
Steve Pizula
Oliver Schwab
Bruce Whelihan

Naming Opportunities


$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

$500,000 Gift

Café and Dining Area

$250,000 Gift 

Reserved by Vicki and Michael Crow

Limousine display
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
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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.

Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Consult with a tax advisor for complete information about the tax deductibility of the gift. Tax ID: 52-1278303.