Naming and Recognition Opportunities for Major Donors
The Save the Bomber Plant campaign is committed to publicly recognizing and honoring the generous people and organizations that support our work. As a way of recognizing the pivotal and lasting value of the financial support you and others are asked to provide, giving and recognition opportunities at all levels are being developed, including exhibit naming opportunities aligned with three major Story Groups:
- Story Group A: The Arsenal of Democracy Stories
- Story Group B: Our Aviation Heritage
- Story Group C: The Excitement of Science and Technology
(Click here to view or download a printable PDF of the new Museum's planned story lines, and click here to get a list of specific major donor giving and recognition opportunities.)
The new home of the Yankee Air Museum will be the only un-demolished portion of the former Ford Willow Run Bomber plant. The areas of the plant that have been preserved to become the Museum’s new home total 144,000 square feet, and include the iconic 150 foot-wide doors through which more than 8,600 bombers left the plant to play their role in winning World War II.
The historic Willow Run Bomber Plant, with your help, will become the permanent home of the Yankee Air Museum, reuniting all of the Museum's flyable historic aircraft with ground-based exhibits and programs at a single site.
As commitments are obtained, architectural, engineering and exhibit design professionals will turn the Museum concept outlined here into buildable plans. As that process goes forward, additional giving and recognition opportunities will be developed including smaller exhibits and the sponsorship of individual aircraft. These opportunities are one-of-a-kind and are available for permanent recognition, or 10 or 20 year periods.
But, before the design process can go too far, sufficient donor commitments must be secured.
Giving and recognition opportunities are offered for individual or corporate sponsorship.
To inquire, please contact the Michigan Aerospace Foundation.