The Foundation



The Admiral Nimitz Foundation has supported a world-class military museum complex from humble beginnings on Fredericksburg’s Main Street since 1971.


Board of Directors



Case D. Fischer

Vice Chairman

Robert B. Phelps


Nancy L. Dreher


Ronald L. Woellhof

President & Chief Executive Officer

Michael W. Hagee

General, USMC (Ret)



David Q. Bates, Jr.

Kenneth L. Burenga

Allyson P. Cook

VAMD William D. Crowder, USN (Ret.)

Andrea Feiler

David D. Fitch

John E. Harris

Steven L. Highlander

John C. Kerr

John L. Nau, III

Bruce Nichols

Mark A. Roche

Greg Shrader

CAPT Michael B. Tatsch, USN (Ret.)

Robert F. Wheless


Directors Emeriti

James Avery

Ann Brey

John R. Goodwillie

Barbara Schmidt Heinen

Bruce H. C. Hill

Steven K. Howell

LTG Neal T. (Tom) Jaco, USA (Ret)

R. Bruce LaBoon

CAPT Thomas H. Murray, Jr., USNR (Ret)

Gordon E. Sauer

John Schrock, Sr.

Roy E. Stroeher

Craig L. Symonds, Ph.D.


Honorary Trustees

General Billy J. Boles, USAF (Ret)

The Honorable George H. W. Bush

U.S. Senator John Cornyn

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz

The Honorable Gordon England

Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison 

Texas Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.

Woodrow F. (Woody) McCasland

Helen McDonald

Nancy Brown Negley

John P. Schneider, M.D.

George E. Seay, III

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