Leaving a Family Legacy

Donor Spotlights: How Others Have Supported the Museum
Metal park bench located near the Liberty Memorial Tower

A view unlike any other in the city is what Mr. John Dillingham and his family can expect when sitting on the bench they have sponsored at the National World War I Museum. Mr. Dillingham describes the family’s decision to sponsor the bench on the park grounds as a “family legacy.” One of his proudest moments will be when his grandchildren can stop by their family’s bench during field trips to the Museum, hoping that this special connection will instill a deep bond with the Museum.  

Mr. Dillingham has a long and meaningful history with the National World War I Museum, serving as a past Chair of the Board of Trustees and leading the initiative to restore the Memorial. He intends to pass this legacy of volunteering along to his children and grandchildren, and hopes his sponsorship will motivate others to follow suit and become champions for the National World War I Museum. The Dillinghams’ commitment to the National World War I Museum has truly turned into a family affair. 

The Museum is deeply appreciative of the Dillinghams’ contribution and invites you and your family to start your own legacy through a bench sponsorship. For more information, please contact give@theworldwar.org or call 816.888.8100.