Who We Are and What We Do
The Army Quartermaster Foundation, Inc. is organized and incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia as a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization. The Foundation, since its inception in 1954, has provided additional resources to support the U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum at Fort Lee, VA in its mission “to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret history of the Quartermaster Corps from 1775 to the present.” Our support to the Museum Director and his staff includes all four components of his mission – collection, preservation, exhibition, and interpretation of artifacts and historical documents. The resources we provide include people, time and money. These resources provided by the Foundation extend the director’s capabilities beyond those covered by government resources, particularly in the areas of artifact purchases, facilities expansion and enhancement, and educational outreach beyond the gates of Ft. Lee.
Why You Are Important
If you are a Quartermaster soldier or civilian of any rank or grade or any component (Regular, Reserve or Guard) or just an affiliate or friend of the Quartermaster Corps, you are one of us, and you are family. The Board of Directors extends an open invitation to join us in helping to preserve our history through our highly acclaimed museum with its first class programs. Remember, it’s your museum, and it’s your story. Oh, and by the way, we are your foundation. And your foundation needs a measure of your time, your talents, and your treasures (hopefully all three) in order to provide sustained support to the Quartermaster Museum as we have done for the past 50 years.
But don’t take my word for it. Come visit your museum, and see for yourself. You won’t be disappointed. In fact you’ll be amazed. I hope you will catch the museum spirit like I did 25 years ago. If you can’t make it to Ft. Lee in person, then please visit the museum through the link on our web site.
Finally, please understand that for The Army Quartermaster Foundation to continue to be successful, we need all Quartermasters to do their part. Our Quartermaster Museum has considerable untapped potential which can be fulfilled with your help. Make the Army Quartermaster Foundation part of your annual giving of both time and money. The participation of every Quartermaster is necessary and important for the continued success and growth of our great Museum in telling the Quartermaster Story. Please join us and share in the success.
The directors join me in wishing you the very best. We’ll see you at the Museum.
Richard E. Beale, Jr.
Major General, US Army (Retired)
President, Army Quartermaster Foundation