Our Purpose. The America 250 Foundation is the supporting 501(c)3 for the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission. The Commission was enacted by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama in July 2016. The America 250 Foundation was created in August of 2019 and is the primary provider of programs and services to the Commission.
The purpose of the Commission and the Foundation is to design and execute the most comprehensive celebration in the country’s history in commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the United States’ Independence. As detailed in the Commission’s December 2019 Report to the President, the purpose of the Commission and the Foundation jointly is:
“Inspiring the American Spirit among all Americans and each American, based on our founding principles, for our continuing journey toward a more perfect union”.
Our key themes and strategic goals are summarized as: “Educate, Engage and Unite.”
The Foundation is committed to an inclusive environment where diverse thinking and opinions are shared in a supportive, team-oriented environment. The Foundation is also committed to diversity in its hiring, promotion, compensation and development practices.
Position. Reporting to the Chairman of the Board of the America 250 Foundation, and serving as the leader of the Foundation, the President and CEO will be responsible for the comprehensive strategic and operational leadership of the Foundation through 2027. The Foundation is the primary service provider to the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission. The U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission was established by the 114th Congress of the United States through Public Law 114-196 (H.R. 4875) and signed into law on July 22, 2016. In 2019, the America 250 Foundation was established as a 501(c)3 in Delaware, and its Bylaws were enacted by the Foundation Board of Directors in November 2019. In May 2020, the Semiquincentennial Commission entered into a Master Service Agreement with the America 250 Foundation. That agreement outlines the primary areas of support to be provided by the Foundation on behalf of the Commission.