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Glenview Hangar One Foundation was formed to insure that a permanent memorial was created to recognize the contributions of veterans of Naval Air Station Glenview who served, or supported its operations, here and its subordinate locations Wolverine and Sable. The Glenview Hangar One Foundation considers it our duty to discharge this mission because freedom for Americans is secured at a price – the time and lives of the men and women of the armed forces of the United States of America who fight, and sometimes die, so that Americans can live free and pursue their inalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The Glenview Hangar One Foundation consists of military veterans and patriotic civilians, whose tireless efforts over eight years to further our mission are evidenced in Navy Park and Hangar One, the Glen and its Town Center, and the Naval Air Station Museum.

Mission Statement

Commemorate the Historical Contribution and Mission of the Men and Women who served at Naval Air Station Glenview.

Strategic Initiative

To develop within the property of Naval Air Station Glenview (the Glen), an integrated NASG Museum facility that continues the Naval Air Station’s mission of education and training.

Tactical Execution

Construct a permanent NASG Museum that communicates the historical contributions of NASG to world history, while inspiring interactive learning in math, science and technology.

The NASG Museum will emphasize the Golden Age of Aviation, through its pivotal role in the Allied victory in World War II, and continuing its mission through the Cold War, Korean War, Vietnam War and Gulf War. As an interactive aviation-based museum, it will provide opportunities for adults and children to blend NASG history and aviation technology while participating in math, science and technology-based educational programs.

Q: Who can be a Member of Glenview Hangar One Foundation (“Hangar One”)?
Q: What are my responsibilities as a member of Glenview Hangar One Foundation?
Q: What are the advantages of membership to Glenview Hangar One Foundation?
Q: Why make a charitable contribution to the Glenview Hangar One Foundation and what are the advantages of making a Charitable Contribution to Glenview Hangar One Foundation?
Q: Why did the Foundation withdraw from dedicated space in Hangar One?
Q: What is the most appropriate way to personalize a brick for a military veteran under the Navy Park Brick Program?
Q: What is the most effective way to inquire as to the status of personalized bricks on order, or to notify Hangar One of any changes to personalized bricks on order, under the Navy Park Memorial Brick Program?
Q: What branches of the Armed Forces were represented at Glenview?

Q: Who can be a Member of Glenview Hangar One Foundation (“Hangar One”)?

A: Anyone who is interested in supporting our mission and goals. Our membership consists of US military veterans and active US military personnel, and US civilians (individuals, families, and students) who have a connection to Naval Air Station Glenview, are patriotic or have an interest in military aviation. We have student members as young as 5 years old, and senior citizen members in their 80s and beyond :: top ::

Q: What are my responsibilities as a member of Glenview Hangar One Foundation?

A: We ask you to pay annual dues, and select a choice of membership contribution levels. Hangar One recommends joining at the Cornerstone, Sponsor and Family membership levels. As a member in good standing, you will also be asked to cast your vote at balloting times, for Officers, Directors, and other issues that our resolution requires be voted on.... :: top ::

Q: What are the advantages of membership to Glenview Hangar One Foundation?

A: You will be part of a growing nationwide organization of people who recognize and honor the role played by the veterans of Naval Air Station Glenview in World War II and subsequent military conflicts. We worked to preserve its icon, Hangar One as part of The Glen Town Center, and develop Navy Park for inclusion in The Glen Town Center. Future goals of the Glenview Hangar One Foundation include the creation of a permanent Naval Air Station Glenview Museum to be located in Glenview, preferably in the Glen. The current Naval Air Station Glenview Museum is located at 2040 Lehigh Avenue, just south of the Glen Metra train station.

Beginning in 2004, a new membership category, Cornerstone, was created. For a minimum $500 donation, Cornerstone contributors (with consent) are recognized in perpetuity as contributors to the Naval Air Station Glenview Museum as all proceeds from Cornerstone contributions are restricted to the budget for the execution of the Naval Air Station Glenview Museum. Cornerstone sponsors also receive a one-year membership to the Glenview Hangar One Foundation.

Your membership dues are fully tax-deductible, as Hangar One is a not-for-profit 501 (C) (3) entity under the US Tax Code. Members receive a newsletter, published several times each year, informing them of the Foundation's current activities and future plans. You are eligible to vote at the Annual Meeting, and at other times for other issues, and participate in the special aviation related, and awareness fund raising, events Hangar One sponsors during the year.

For additional membership information, please contact John Crawford at 847-291-6941 or Mary Long at maryl@pkhpc.com :: top ::

Q: Why make a charitable contribution to the Glenview Hangar One Foundation and what are the advantages of making a Charitable Contribution to Glenview Hangar One Foundation?

A: The Glenview Hangar One Foundation is a not-for-profit 501 (C) (3) entity under the US Tax Code that raises funding for its mission and goals primarily through tax-deductible Membership sales, charitable contributions (both non-restricted and restricted), and block sales under the Navy Park Block Program. Future goals of the Glenview Hangar One Foundation include the creation of a permanent Naval Air Station Glenview Museum to be located in Glenview, preferably in the Glen at the Glen Town Center. The current Naval Air Station Glenview Museum is located at 2040 Lehigh Avenue, just south of the Glen Metra train station.

Hangar One has an opportunity to secure its current location on a more permanent basis, however, this opportunity will not become a reality unless Hangar One raises enough financing through the referenced funding sources. Realistically, the only way the current Naval Air Station Glenview Museum (at its current temporary location, or an alternative permanent location) will be achieved is for Hangar One to raise a material amount of financing through tax-deductible charitable contributions. Past charitable contributions have come from both individuals and commercial entities, and Hangar One recognizes these donors as Significant Contributors.

Beginning in 2004, a new membership category, Cornerstone, was created. For a minimum $500 donation, Cornerstone contributors (with consent) are recognized in perpetuity as contributors to the Naval Air Station Glenview Museum as all proceeds from Cornerstone contributions are restricted to the budget for the execution of the Naval Air Station Glenview Museum. Cornerstone sponsors also receive a one-year membership to the Glenview Hangar One Foundation.

Charitable contributions also include the donation of NASG memorabilia from veterans or third parties to possibly be displayed in the Naval Air Station Glenview Museum, or sold to fund the execution of Hangar One’s strategic initiatives.

As the Glenview Hangar One Foundation is a not-for-profit 501 (C) (3) entity under the US Tax Code, all charitable contributions, whether in the form of cash, cash equivalents, or assets, are fully tax deductible for federal income tax purposes.

Please contact Hangar One Bill Marquardt at 847-657-0000 or wam51@comcast.com, to discuss your interest in contributing to the Glenview Hangar One Foundation as a charitable contributor


Q: Why did the Foundation withdraw from dedicated space in Hangar One?

A: The original Goal of the Glenview Hangar One Foundation was to preserve Hangar One under national preservation standards so Hangar One could remain listed on the National Register of Historical Places in good standing. Additionally, Hangar One planned to include the Naval Air Station Glenview Museum, and a Challenger Learning Center, in the preserved Hangar One structure.

However, the referenced business plans proved to be financially unachievable for all of the parties-in-interest involved. Alternatively, the control tower and north and south pod facades of Hangar One, along with certain structural components, were preserved. In addition, Hangar One’s contributions included the creation of Navy Park (LINK) and the Naval Air Station Glenview Museum (LINK). The final result of Navy Park in the Glen Town Center and the Museum at 2040 Lehigh Avenue represent a Memorial to Freedom to the veterans of Naval Air Station Glenview, and to all of the men and women who served, or have served in the armed forces of the US.

Q: What is the most appropriate way to personalize a brick for a military veteran under the Navy Park Brick Program?

A: A: The first set of personalized blocks have been placed in Navy Park at The Glen Town Center and are available for immediate viewing. We recommend that you visit Navy Park for ideas, write down the concepts you like, and bring these and any military information you have on the veteran you wish to memorialize to the temporary Naval Air Station Glenview Museum (once opened). If you do not live in the Chicago land area, or otherwise are unable to visit Navy Park for ideas, please contact Ret. Lt. Col. Gerritt Van Wissnink at vanwissink@compuserve.com, or contact him at 847-827-0555 for Navy Park Block Program assistance
 
Q: What is the most effective way to inquire as to the status of personalized bricks on order, or to notify Hangar One of any changes to personalized bricks on order, under the Navy Park Memorial Brick Program?


A: Contributors to Hangar One via the purchase of personalized blockss are reminded of two issues.

The first is that there is a limited amount of space in Navy Park for approximately 1,000 personalized bricks, and Hangar One is selling the referenced bricks under the Navy Park Memorial Block Program on a first come first served basis. At January 1 2005, there is space in Navy Park for approximately 300 more blocks. All orders will be returned unprocessed to Contributors to Hangar One once space in Navy Park is no longer available, and the Navy Park Memorial Block Program is terminated. After the referenced Program is terminated, Hangar One is considering the creation of a Glen Town Center Memorial Block Program, for the purchase of personalized bricks for installation at strategic locations on Tower Drive in the Glen Town Center. Hangar One will keep its members and supporters informed of the status of the Navy Park Memorial Block Program and the Glen Town Center Memorial Block Program.

The second issue is the cycle time from order entry to installation for blocks purchased under the Navy Park Memorial Block Program. During construction season, under the best of circumstances, there is a 90-120 day time from order purchase and processing to installation in Navy Park.

As the Glenview Hangar One Foundation is a not-for-profit 501 (C) (3) entity under the US Tax Code, block purchases are fully tax deductible for federal income tax purposes.

Changes to the wording of personalized bricks are available on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Ret. Lt. Col. G.E. Van Wissnink at vanwissink@compuserve.com, or contact him at 847-827-0555, for Navy Park Brick Program assistance.


Q: What branches of the Armed Forces were represented at Glenview?

A: Naval Air Station Glenview was a rare Naval Air Station, it was the only one to include stationed personnel from five branches of the US Military: Navy, Marines, Army, Coast Guard and Air Force. The Navy, Marines and Seabees had the largest representation, the Coast Guard and Army had permanent units there for many years, and even the Air Force had a small contingent for a time. :: top ::


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