The Churchill Centre’s 2012 Annual Heritage Fund Appeal

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“This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” -WSC

Dear Friends,

wsc0034Winston S. ChurchillAs many of you know, The Churchill Centre recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the George Washington University to create the new National Churchill Library and Center in Washington, D.C.. This agreement represents the end of our beginning and the fulfillment of a dream: a permanent home for Churchill studies, education and scholarship in a new facility in the heart of our nation’s capital.

Over the next few years, the Centre will be raising $8 million to create this new Library and Center. These funds will be used to:

  • build dedicated new facilities on the ground floor of the University’s main library ($2 million);
  • endow a Professorship of Churchill Studies and 20th Century British History ($2.5 million);
  • permanently fund a Directorship of the Library and Center ($2.5 million); and,
  • endow the Churchill collection in the Library and provide permanent support for future programming ($1 million).

While this goal is ambitious, it is only fitting that we honor a man who never shied away from the bold and audacious. As both scholar and statesman, Winston Churchill was an inspiring figure for his leadership and diplomacy. This new Library and Center, through its collections, interdisciplinary academic programs, and educational exhibits, will offer students, faculty, researchers, and the public from the United States and around the world the opportunity to examine the life and legacy of Churchill which is more meaningful than ever in today’s challenging world
But while we pursue these great plans for the future, we cannot neglect the present. The Churchill Centre and its affiliates work hard every day to impress the story of Churchill’s life and record upon teachers, students and citizens around the world. We do this through our teacher and student seminars, teacher institutes, publications, public outreach, and a myriad of day-to-day contacts with the press, academia and government.

Our website,, receives over 1,000,000 visitors a year. Our e-newsletter, the Chartwell Bulletin, goes to some 25,000 readers each month. Our flagship Journal of Winston Churchill, Finest Hour, continues to offer the best contemporary writing about Winston Churchill by outstanding scholars.

Follow this link to The Churchill Centre Membership Form
Link to the 2012 Heritage Fund Postal Reply Card

While membership dues help pay the bills, they cannot possibly cover all of our ongoing expenses. That’s why this annual Heritage Fund appeal is so critically important to our financial success. All donations to this appeal are 100% tax-deductible as a charitable contribution.

Please help us spread our message of leadership, statesmanship, vision and courage through the life and example of Winston Churchill. The late William F. Buckley, Jr., speaking at a Churchill Conference almost 20 years ago, said of him:

“The genius of Churchill was his union of affinities of the heart and of the mind, the total fusion of animal and spiritual energy.”

Please help us to keep that energy alive for today and for future generations.

Respectfully and with grateful thanks,

Laurence S. Geller Randolph S. Churchill

Chairman, Board of Trustees Trustee

P.S.: If you are not a current member of the Churchill Centre, your donation of at least $100 will entitle you to a year ‘s membership in The Churchill Centre, including four issues of Finest Hour, the monthly Chartwell Bulletin by email, invitations to our events both national and international, and a variety of other benefits (see link to Membership Form).

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