Bold. Resolute. Resilient. These are words often used to describe Winston Churchill. They are also apt descriptors of America's National Churchill Museum. Despite the challenges of day, the Museum continues its mission and purpose in a most appropriate manner: by preserving and promoting the legacy and leadership lessons of Winston Churchill for current and future generations.
With challenges come changes, and we are finding new ways to conduct business. Through free webcasts, newly digitized archival material, and continued research on our extraordinary permanent collection, we are are looking at Churchill and his legacy afresh and anew.
At the same time, we have accelerated our efforts to preserve and conserve the largest work in our collection, the historic and majestic church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury.
All of this comes at a cost.
Even while we invest in its future, the coronavirus pandemic has had overwhelming economic implications for the Museum and our ability to continue our work to promote and preserve Winston Churchill's legacy. As a result, we are asking you to join our urgent fundraising effort by making a contribution to the Beacon of Resilience campaign today. Members of the Museum's Board leadership have generously pledged $100,000 and will match 2:1 all gifts between now and December 29. Your gift will make a critical difference as we navigate the challenging months ahead.