4021 Borman Drive • Batavia OH 45103 • (513) 735-4500 • map

We are a private NON-PROFIT corporation chartered in the State of Ohio, and fully qualified as a 501 (c) 3 organization by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).We also have fully tax exempt status by the State as a Museum and Educational Institution.

The museum's funding for land and facility development, aircraft acquisition, aircraft project acquisition and restoration, aircraft operating and maintenance expenses, and general museum overhead will, of necessity, come from the philanthropic support of the business community and individual benefactors.

The museum is qualified by the IRS at the most favorable level/basis and all contributions are fully tax deductible, both at the Federal and State levels.

Funding

The Tri-State Warbird Museum (TSWM) is a private not for profit organization chartered in the State of Ohio, and is fully qualified as a 501 (c) 3 organization by the Internal Revenue Service . It also has fully tax exempt status by the State as a Museum and Educational Institution.

The museum's funding needs for land and facility acquisition/development, aircraft acquisition, aircraft project acquisition and restoration, aircraft operating and maintenance expenses, and general museum overhead come from the philanthropic support of the businesses, individuals and foundations.

The entity is qualified by the IRS at the most favorable level/basis and all contributions are fully tax deductible, both at the Federal and State levels.


Campaign:

Since the announcement of the $12 million campaign in 2004, $10 million has been raised in two separate phases. The first phase goal of $6 million was achieved in December 2007.

The second phase that started in May 2008 has raised $4 million to help us develop educational programs, expand historical exhibits and assist with plans to build a second hangar.

The campaign committee has dedicated time and energy to securing gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations. Without their efforts the museum would not exist.

Campaign members are:

  • Joseph Campanella, Chair
  • Rich Cross
  • Dan Hoffheimer
  • Hal Klink
  • Tad Lawrence
  • Phil Myers
  • David B. O'Maley

For additional information or to make a campaign gift, please contact Denise Eldridge, Development Director, at 513-735-4500 or visit thedonation page.


Museum Goals

Be recognized as one of our most-admired museums dedicated to military and historic aviation. Honor America's rich aviation history ... acknowledging the ingenuity, commitment, and sacrifice made by the people of the United States, particularly during World War II ... a time of unprecedented conflict. Raise awareness of the role of aviation in defending freedom through forums, exhibits, and -- importantly -- by experiencing vintage aircraft "come to life" through fully restored and operational aircraft. Preserve examples of historic aircraft ... invaluable to understanding, they are few in number and at growing risk of extinction. The Museum will help preserve a segment of these unique contributors to the world's aviation heritage.