NGO Funding Request


The recipient entity's full legal name:  The National World War II Museum, Inc.

The recipient entity's physical address:
           945 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70130-3813


The recipient entity's mailing address (if different):
           Same as physical address

Type of Entity (for instance, a nonprofit corporation):  Non-Profit Corporation

If the entity is a corporation, list the names of the incorporators:
          Robert Dupont

The last four digits of the entity's taxpayer ID number:  0790

What is the dollar amount of the request?  $33,000,000

What type of request is this?  Capital Outlay Appropriation

Is this entity in good standing with the Secretary of State?  Yes

Provide the name of each member of the recipient entity's governing board and officers:
           Richard C. Adkerson, Chairman of the Board
James A. Courter, Vice Chairman
Herschel L. Abbott, Jr., Immediate Past Chairman
David Barksdale, Secretary
Suzanne T. Mestayer, Treasurer
Gordon H. "Nick" Mueller, PhD, President & CEO

Below are the trustees on the Board of Directors whose contact
address is the same as the Museum: 945 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130-3813

Dwight W. Anderson
Michael L. Ashner
Norman R. Augustine
Joseph H. Authement
David J. Barger
The Hon. J. Kenneth Blackwell
Mary McInnis Boies
Donald T. "Boysie" Bollinger
Harold J. Bouillion
Michael S. Blyen
Daryl G. Byrd
Jeffry R. Carter
James H. Clement III
Thomas B. Coleman
Ralph E. Crump
Jed V. Davis
Richard Duchossois
Robert M. Edsel
Richard L. Duchossois
James R. Fisher, Sr.
Peter J. Fos, PhD
Peter N. Foss
John D. Georges
William A. Goldring
Charles W. “Chip” Goodyear
John M. Hairston
Terence E. Hall
Robert Tucker Hayes
David P. Hess
C. Paul Hilliard
William H. Hines
James W. Jacobs
John E. Koerner III
Deborah G. Lindsay
Matthew Marco
James E. Maurin
Suzanne T. Mestayer
Markham R. McKnight
Robert W. Merrick
Dennis A. Muilenburg
Michael E. O'Neill
Robert J. Patrick
Sonia A. Perez
Todd Ricketts
Edwin R. "Rod" Rodriguez, Jr.
Tracy L. Rosser
Mark M. Rubin
Philip G. Satre
J. Scott Spradley
Carroll W. Suggs
Henry Swieca
Thomas H. Turner
Ted M. Weggeland
Bruce N. Whitman
Governor Pete Wilson
Fred S. Zeidman

In addition to Dr. Mueller, President & CEO, here are the other key staff
officers for the Museum who will be associated with the proposed funding:

Robert W. Farnsworth, Sr. V-P of Capital Programs
Rebecca A. Mackie, V-P and CFO


Provide a summary of the project or program:
           This Project will continue to pursue the National World War II
Museum's capital expansion program by

**Building a multi-level parking structure to handle the parking shortage suffered by the hundreds of thousands of annual visitors.

**Creating the Andrew Higgins Plaza to create one campus out of two disparate architecture styles by bridging the original historic museum structure with the contemporary architecture of the expansion. The plaza will facilitate the visitor flow from ticketing to other parts of the Museum safely by slowing
traffic and providing clear directions to pedestrians.

**Building the Andrew Higgins Bridge, which will connect the original Louisiana Memorial Pavilion to the expanded campus across the street--increasing the safety of the Museum's visitors by eliminating the busy cross walk currently in use.

**Building a shell for the Hall of Democracy, which represents a major transition of the Museum to a world class education and research facility.


What is the budget relative to the project for which funding is requested?:
          Salaries. . . . . . . . . . . . . $0
          Professional Services. . . $0
          Contracts . . . . . . . . . . . $33,000,000
          Acquisitions . . . . . . . . . $0
          Major Repairs . . . . . . . $0
          Operating Services. . . . $0
          Other Charges. . . . . . . $0

Does your organization have any outstanding audit issues or findings?  No

If 'Yes' is your organization working with the appropriate governmental agencies to resolve those issues or findings?
          Not Applicable

What is the entity's public purpose, sought to be achieved through the use of state monies?
          The mission of The National WWII Museum is to tell the story of the war that changed the world,why it was fought, how it was won and what it means today--so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn. Tom Hanks, the spokesperson for the $300M capital
campaign, said "The National WWII Museum is a place where you come to learn with your heart as well as your head". It has been described as a place where you go to feel America's greatness.

The State of Louisiana is fortunate to have America's National Museum honoring the generation that fought in World War II located in New Orleans. But beyond the mission of the Museum, the Museum is a major destination attraction for the City and the State. It is rated by Zagat's as the attraction with the "Top Appeal" in the City of New Orleans. Almost 80% of the visitors to the museum are from outside the New Orleans region. In surveys, fifty percent of the out-of-town visitors state the Museum is the first or second reason they came to
New Orleans. Thirty percent of those visitors state the Museum is the primary reason for their visit. This defines The National WWII Museum as one of the true destination venues in the City and State. Surveys also show that visitors to New
Orleans stay an average of three days in the City. With visitation upon completion of the expansion projected to be
500,000 to 700,000, it is easy to calculate the economic impact created by 210,000 visitors (30% of 700,000) staying 3 nights in New Orleans. Additionally, the expanded Museum is projected to generate $18M in State and local taxes.
State funding for the Museum is smart business, because the State dollars are used in conjunction with private funds, Federal funds, and Federal New Market Tax Credits to leverage the State's investment.

As important as the direct economic impact is, the Museum has possibly a more profound impact on the City and State as a result of the positive image it creates arising out of the often very emotional visitor experiences, as well as
the many national and international events sponsored by the Museum both here and in other parts of the country. The Museum is fortunate to have relationships with several national personalities such as Tom Hanks, Tom Brokaw and Steven Spielberg who often speak about the importance of the Museum to national audiences.

Following Katrina, many people assumed the expansion was like WWII itself, history. How, some postured, can you make a decision to pursue a major expansion when there is so much uncertainty, a negative environment impacting fund raising, so much obvious difficulty managing day to day affairs, so much
inflation, so much despair? But emblematic of the spirit that prevailed in America from 1941 to 1945, the Museum Board posed another question: Do you fold your tent because the task has
become more difficult even though your mission means more now to the City and to the citizens than anyone had ever imagined before Katrina? Our Board said no. Our Board voted unanimously to move forward and ratified a substantially larger
expansion budget even in the face of increased construction costs due to Katrina.

The National WWII Museum remains committed to our mission and to our City and State. We believe in the rebirth and recovery of New Orleans, and we intend to be in the vanguard of the recovery.


What are the goals and objectives for achieving such purpose?
          BECOME THE FINEST MILITARY MUSEUM IN THE WORLD
We believe the 210,000 square foot $325 Million expansion will make The National WWII Museum, which today is rated as the best military museum in the U.S. according to USA Today, the finest military museum in the world.


What is the proposed length of time estimated by the entity to accomplish the purpose?
           2 years

If any elected or appointed state official or an immediate family member of such an official is an officer, director, trustee, or employee of the recipient entity who receives compensation or holds any ownership interest therein:
     (a) If an elected or appointed state official, the name and address of the official and the office held by such person:
                 Not Applicable
    
     (b) If an immediate family member of an elected or appointed state official, the name and address of such person; the name, address, and office of the official to whom the person is related; and the nature of the relationship:
                 Not Applicable

     (c) The percentage of the official's or immediate family member's ownership interest in the recipient entity, if any:
                 Not Applicable

     (d) The position, if any, held by the official or immediate family member in the recipient entity:
                  Not Applicable

If the recipient entity has a contract with any elected or appointed state official or an immediate family member of such an official or with the state or any political subdivision of the state:
(a) If the contract is with an elected or appointed state official, provide the name and address of the official and the office held by such person: 
               Not Applicable

(b) If the contract is with an immediate family member of an elected or appointed state official:
          Provide the name and address of such person:
               Not Applicable

          Provide the name, address, and office of the official to whom the person is related:
                Not Applicable

          What is the nature of the relationship?  Not Applicable

(c) If the contract is with the state or a political subdivision of the state, provide the name and address of the state entity or political subdivision of the state:
                 Not Applicable

(d) The nature of the contract, including a description of the goods or services provided or to be provided pursuant to the contract:
               From Page 6 of the Capital Outlay Request for Fiscal Year
2014-2015 note these elements, which have been elaborated above in answer to the request for project summary information:

Multi-Level Parking Structure cost = $8,505,000
Garage--1st Floor Office Buildout = $1,000,000
Louisiana Pavilion--4th Floor Vault & Renovation = $1,760,000
Hall of Democracy = $25,025,000
Andrew Higgins Plaza & Street cost = $2,808,985
Louisiana Pavilion--Map and Sign = $1,500,000
Andrew Higgins Skybridge cost = $3,422,000

In addition Page 1 of the Capital Outlay Request mandates 10% cost estimates for planning & contingency, which are $4,402,099 each. The total budget submitted to the State via the Capital Outlay Request and to this NGO Database summary is therefore $52,825,183.

IMPORTANT NOTE: STATE vs. LOCAL FUNDING

The Museum is asking the State for $13 Million Proposed New Capital Outlay Funding. It has already been approved for $20 Million Prior Capital Outlay Funding. The State's $33 Million will be matched by $20 Million Museum funding, 25% of the Total Capital Outlay Request.



Contact Information
name:  Robert W. Farnsworth 
                                       address:  National World War II Museum,Inc.
945 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA 70130-3813

                                       phone:  504.527.6012 ext. 450
                                       fax:  504.274.1201
                                       e-mail:  bob.farnsworth@nationalww2museum.org
                                       relationship to entity:  Sr. Vice-President of Capital Programs