The Admiral Nimitz Foundation

The Admiral Nimitz Foundation was established in 1971 as a 501 (c)(3) to provide additional development funding for the Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Naval Museum, a museum honoring Fredericksburg’s native son and Commander-in-Chief of Allied Forces, Pacific Ocean Area.

The Foundation's Mission

Operate and support the State-owned Museum experience through its extensive collection, to educate and inspire present and future generations about WW-II in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and the continuing global relevance of its lessons.

Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz

Far from the Pacific Ocean and the islands where much of World War II in the Pacific was fought, Fredericksburg, Texas seems an unlikely location for the National Museum of the Pacific War. The story of the Museum’s origin began here on Main Street in February 1885 when Chester William Nimitz was born. Who knew Nimitz would someday lead the Combined U.S. Force to victory over Japan in WWII?

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Admiral Nimitz 2024 Board of Directors

General Michael W. Hagee, USMC (Ret) - President/CEO

Greg Shrader - Chairman

CAPT Michael B. Tatsch, USN (Ret) - Vice Chairman/Secretary

Julie Alvarez

Elizabeth Boldrick

Elle Fischer

David D. Fitch

Carlos (Jay) Guerrero

John E. Harris

David Herrmann

Steven L. Highlander

CAPT Samuel C. Howard, USN (Ret)

John Nau, III - THC Representative

LTG Michael (Mike) L. Oates, USA (Ret)

Deborah Neill Payne

Robert F. Wheless

4 Star Charity Navigator Rating

The Admiral Nimitz Foundation meets the highest standards established by Charity Navigator. This is their highest possible rating and indicates that our organization adheres to sector best practices and executes our mission in a financially efficient way. In fact, we have received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for seven consecutive years, which only twelve percent of charities evaluated have achieved, indicating that The Admiral Nimitz Foundation outperforms most other charities in

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Donor Policy

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2022 Audited Financial Statement

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2022 990 Form

2021 990-T Form

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Admiral Nimitz Foundation Code of Ethics

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Admiral Nimitz Foundation Bylaws