Foundation Board to Carry on Rumsfeld’s Vision

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Washington, D.C. – A frequently mentioned Rumsfeld’s Rule from Dwight Eisenhower states that, “Plans are worthless, but planning is everything.”  Always one to immerse himself and his staff in thoughtfully and carefully thinking through future scenarios, the Foundation is fortunate that Secretary Rumsfeld prepared its leadership to provide continuity and guidance in the wake of his passing.  

Supporting Military Charities: Milestone Profits Announcement

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Upon the initial publication of our founder’s memoir, Known and Unknown, and the launch of the app, Churchill Solitaire, Don Rumsfeld announced that all of his profits from the sales of these two projects would be donated to the Foundation in support of its grantmaking to military and veterans organizations.  Today we are pleased to report that the Foundation has received more than $1 million from these two initiatives to date.   

Giving Tuesday - Announcing 2020 Military and Veterans Grants

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Washington, D.C. — Joining millions around the world in celebrating the global generosity movement this Giving Tuesday, the Foundation is pleased to report on its annual military and veterans grants. We are delighted to announce that in 2020 the Rumsfeld Foundation and Rumsfeld Family Fund granted over a quarter of a million dollars to military charities assisting active duty troops, veterans, the wounded, their families and the families of the fallen.   


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