National D-Day Memorial Foundation
POST OFFICE BOX 77
BEDFORD VA 24523
Mission Statement The National D-Day Memorial Foundation's mission is to preserve the lessons and legacies of D-Day, June 6, 1944.  The Foundation maintains and operates the National D-Day Memorial in direct support of that educational mission.  In so doing, the Foundation ensures the integrity and security of our nation's memorial to the valor, fidelity, and sacrifice of the Allied Forces on D-Day, 6 June 1944 through veterans recognition events, lectures,  school programming,  teacher training, D-Day research, and commemorations.
Web and Social Media
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. April Cheek Messier
Board Chair Maj. Gen. Richard T. Devereaux
Board Chair Company Affiliation USAF, Retired
Contact Information
Address POST OFFICE BOX 77
BEDFORD, VA 24523
Telephone 540 586-3329 114
Fax 540 586-7200
E-mail dday@dday.org
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1989
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $1,630,000.00
Projected Expenses $1,630,000.00
Additional Documents
Board of Directors2015View
Board Roster2014View
Statements
Mission The National D-Day Memorial Foundation's mission is to preserve the lessons and legacies of D-Day, June 6, 1944.  The Foundation maintains and operates the National D-Day Memorial in direct support of that educational mission.  In so doing, the Foundation ensures the integrity and security of our nation's memorial to the valor, fidelity, and sacrifice of the Allied Forces on D-Day, 6 June 1944 through veterans recognition events, lectures,  school programming,  teacher training, D-Day research, and commemorations.
Impact
Accomplishments:
  • Created and carried out a successful D-Day Anniversary event that included hosting over hundreds of veterans from all over the Country.
  • Increased visitation through new events and programming.
  • Increased contributions.

Future Goals:
  • Increase visitation at the National D-Day Memorial.
  • Find new donors/members/volunteers/helpers/fundraisers/supporters; consolidating and improving relationships with existing contacts and reacquainting with former contacts.
  • Acquire new and maintain current partnerships with regional and state DMOs.
  • Increase awareness campaigns to spread knowledge about the Memorial, why we are here, what we do, who we work with, and how we get things done with such a small staff.
  • Expand educational outreach with innovative programs, including a new distance-learning studio to reach classrooms via the internet across the nation. 
  • Expand online marketing with the potential for revenue through banner ads, an e-commerce site and ticket sales.
Needs
  1. General operating support
  2. Support for implementation of our master plan to incorporate our future Education Center
  3. Sponsorship of special events
  4. Support of educational programming
  5. Funding for archival preservation and collections development 
Background

The National D-Day Memorial began with the vision of one D-Day Veteran, Bob Slaughter of Roanoke Va. Bob became concerned that there was no venue to pay tribute to the valor, fidelity and sacrifice of the men who stormed the beaches on June 6, 1944. He soon formed a committee to envision such a place.

 
Eventually, the Memorial was located in Bedford, Virginia — the community suffering the highest per capita D-Day losses in the nation. The Memorial honors the Allied forces that participated in the invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944 during World War II. With its stylized English Garden, haunting invasion tableau, and striking Victory Plaza, the Memorial stands as a powerful permanent tribute to the valor, fidelity, and sacrifice of D-Day participants. The Memorial is encompassed by the names of the 4,413 Allied soldiers who died in the invasion, the most complete list of its kind anywhere in the world.

Visitors can expect both an educational experience as well as an emotional one, as they walk the grounds at the Memorial and leave with a clear understanding of the scale and sacrifices made during the largest amphibious landing the world has ever seen. On June 6, 1944, 150,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which “we will accept nothing less than full victory.” More than 5,000 ships and 11,000 aircraft supported the invasion, and by day’s end, the Allies gained a foot-hold in France. The D-Day cost was high with more than 9,000 Allied soldiers killed or wounded as the march across Europe to defeat Hitler began.

Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
National
International
Southwest Virginia
Board Chair
Board Chair Maj. Gen. Richard T. Devereaux
Company Affiliation USAF, Retired
Term July 2015 to June 2017
Email jlong@dday.org
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Chris Bryant community volunteer
Mr. Wesley Crowder Volunteer
Major General Rick Devereaux USAF Retired
Mr. Gordon B. Eubank Volunteer
Dr. Kristi Fowler Volunteer
Ms. Kathleen Guzi community volunteer
Colonel Mark McKenzie USAF Retired
Ms. April Cheek Messier National D-Day Memorial Foundation
Mr. Michael Moorman Volunteer
Dr. Thomas Nygaard community volunteer
Capt. James P. Ransom IIIUS Navy, Retired
Hon. Phillip Wallace Community Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 12
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 9
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 90
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 0
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Audit
Executive
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Finance
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Other Boards
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Executive Director
Executive Director Ms. April Cheek Messier
Staff
Full Time Staff 15
Part Time Staff 5
Volunteers 104
Plans
Organization has a Strategic Plan?
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Programs
Description Activities relating to the establishment and maintenance of a memorial to the Allied Armed Forces who participated in the 1944 Normandy, France invasion
Budget $1,690,742.00
CEO/ED/Board Comments Pending
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $1,630,000.00
Projected Expenses $1,630,000.00
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions$12,000$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$12,000----
Individual Contributions$987,257$749,310$784,536
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$281,505$298,916$274,684
Investment Income, Net of Losses$7,826$7,018$45,819
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind$6,452$148,246$490,260
Other$193,431$185,164$217,105
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$708,521$740,476$719,014
Administration Expense$715,113$743,473$705,105
Fundraising Expense$341,532$254,695$179,902
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.840.801.13
Program Expense/Total Expenses40%43%45%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue34%34%23%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$14,659,152$14,951,258$15,324,809
Current Assets$1,498,144$1,239,706$1,217,694
Long-Term Liabilities$5,094$5,365--
Current Liabilities$44,394$43,882$72,801
Total Net Assets$14,609,664$14,902,011$15,252,002
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities33.7528.2516.73
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Anticipated In 3 Years