The Brokaw-Hanks Fund for Digital Access

As leading figures in the fields of broadcasting, film, and public history, Tom Brokaw and Tom Hanks have shown tireless dedication to passing on inspiring stories from the WWII era. They have also been among The National WWII Museum’s most esteemed allies in conveying the importance and meaning of this pivotal time in our nation’s history.

The Brokaw-Hanks Fund for Digital Access at The National WWII Museum supports digitization of the Museum’s vast and growing collection of artifacts, archival materials, images and oral histories; facilitating online access to invaluable resources, adding capacity for serving teachers, students and others.

At present, the Museum holds more than 7,500 oral histories and other accounts from WWII veterans – including many collected by the Museum’s founder, the late Stephen Ambrose – as well as 150,000 artifacts. Strengthening online access broadens the Museum’s reach to individuals who may never visit the campus while honoring the distinctive contributions of Tom Brokaw and Tom Hanks to the Museum and to America’s memory of WWII – both in words and film.

Boysie & Joy Bollinger

Tom Blair

Mary & David Boies
Marty Granoff

Bank of America

FedEx Corporation

Richard C. Ackerson, Freeport-McMoRan Inc.

Dwight Anderson

Henry Swieca

Starr Foundation

Tishman Speyer Properties


Carmen & Jim Courter

Ralph Crump

The Fisher Family

Tina Flaherty

Dathel & John Georges

Madlyn & Paul Hilliard

Gail & Carl Icahn

JetBlue Airways

Peter Kalikow

Christy & John Mack Foundation

Robert & Debra Patrick Family Foundation

The Sage Foundation

Santander Bank, N.A.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation

Steven Spielberg

United Technologies Corporation

Allwin Family Foundation

Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation

The Boeing Corporation
David Geffen Foundation

Ron Dozoretz

Fluor Corporation

Peter Foss

Genie Energy Charitable Foundation

The Kraft Group

Deborah Lindsay

Lee Rizzuto

Lily Foundation


UBS Private Wealth Management



Herschel Abbott

James Barksdale
The Blackstone Group
Ken Blackwell

Char & Harold Bouillon
Raymond C. Burton

Eli & Edythe Broad Foundation
Minnie Joe Cales

Deborah & David Checketts

Thomas Coleman

Judith & Louis Freeman

Pam Davis Friedler
Frederick Furth

Sander Gerber
G.S. Beckwith Gilbert
Lisa Green

Tom Hill

Perry & Donna Golkin

Ann & John Koerner
Lockton Companies

Cathy & Walter Issacson
Ellen Levine
Lockton Companies
Susan Mars

Suzanne & Mike Mestayer

Tom Nides
Jane and Ron Olson
Alan and Susan Patricof

June & John Pecora

Sonia Perez
Carl D. Peterson

Nora Ephron & Nicholas Pileggi Foundation

Kevin Plank

Eduardo E. Rodriguez, MD

Elizabeth & Rod Rodriguez

Mark Romig
Florence and Robert Rosen Family Foundation

George Rubin
Mark Rubin
May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation

Richard E. Saloman

Jane Hartley & Ralph Schlosstein
Peter and Susan Solomon Family Foundation
Gary Solomon, Jr.

Elizabeth & George Stevens, Jr.

Tad Taube
Gloria Van Norden
Coleman Warner
Jennifer & Ted Weggeland

Dawn A. Wheelahan

Ellen & Joe Wright

Elaine P. Wynn & Family Foundation

L. Randall Yates
Pierce Young

Mort Zuckerman