NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS – Civil Air Patrol’s Historical Foundation, established in 1997 to preserve CAP’s history and promote its heritage, is transferring its assets and fundraising work to a similar CAP program.
The decision to move the program under CAP’s History Program was approved by the organization’s board of directors Oct. 3.
“Over time, the foundation’s activities and the duties of CAP’s national curator and national historian, as well as the organization’s fundraising efforts, became redundant, making the move to dissolve the foundation a given,” said CAP National Commander Maj. Gen. Chuck Carr, adding that “the move eliminates duplication in both areas.”
The Historical Foundation’s activities included raising money for the preservation and display of CAP’s history, developing products and programs for member and public education nationwide, assisting with the restoration and exhibition of CAP aircraft and archiving and displaying historic artifacts, publications, photos and memorabilia.
All of these activities will continue in the CAP History Program and will be substantially assisted by CAP National Headquarters’ new development directorate.
“Raising funds to showcase CAP’s rich history and heritage is a priority,” Carr said, “and the development directorate will play a leading role in ensuring we have the financial backing needed to make this happen.“
To donate artifacts and/or money to CAP’s History Program, contact CAP’s historian, Col. Charles Wiest. Donations will be placed in an account designated solely for the CAP History Program.