Donors, sponsors, and volunteers have always been at the heart of the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum and its foundation, the Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation.
For more than 20 years, the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar graciously provides us with the space and facilities necessary to house our exhibits and offices. Due to budgetary constraints, the USMC closed the museum at MCAS Miramar in April 2021. However, USMC leadership agreed to keep the USMC-owned collection intact for a limited period of time to give the foundation the opportunity to raise funds necessary to take over operation of the museum and transport the aircraft and artifacts to a new location.
The museum will not continue to exist without the generous contributions of supporters like you. Through donations, the foundation is seeking to relocate the aircraft and artifacts to their proposed new home in Hangar 296, Great Park, Irvine, CA….the original MCAS El Toro and location of where the museum was founded.
There are a number of different ways to contribute to our museum — donations, sponsorships, programs, and memberships.
Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum and Historical Foundation – Ways To Donate
Your donation will be used where it is most needed to preserve U.S. Marine Corps aviation heritage and to inspire future generations with the contributions, character and sacrifices of its people.
Naming the Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation as a beneficiary of your will, retirement plan, life insurance policy or trust will establish a long lasting legacy and allow the Foundation to continue its work of supporting the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum.
Your annual donations to the Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation make it possible for us to continue offering our educational outreach programs and supports our efforts to relocate and reopen the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum.