Fort Monroe FoundationFort Monroe Foundation is a private, 501c3 entity established in 2011.  The mission of the Foundation is to promote and sustain Fort Monroe, its programs and partners, through fundraising and stewardship of financial resources.  The Foundation supports projects that focus on conservation, preservation, and educational initiatives surrounding Fort Monroe’s vast historic, cultural, and natural resources. Designated a National Monument, a Site of Memory associated to the Slave Route by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and Historic Landmark District, the site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register.

You are invited to join a growing number of benefactors across Hampton Roads, Virginia and beyond, who are advancing one of America’s most historically significant sites.  Click here to support the Fort Monroe Foundation


Individuals, businesses, foundations, civic and other groups may invest in several ways

The Annual Fund

Generating flexible, unrestricted support across programs and services


Partnering on program and events with recognition and benefits in return

Major Gifts & Grants

Supporting priority preservation, capital improvements and programs

Endowment & Long-term Reserves

Preparing for future needs through short-term or deferred charitable means

Donors may provide an outright gift, pledge over multiple years, make gifts of real or personal property, stock transfers or planned giving.

 Fort Monroe Foundation Board of Directors

The Honorable Jimmy Gray, President

Jack Ezzell

Robert Seger, Secretary

Thomas J. Cosgrove, Treasurer

Rona Altschuler

Dr. Charletta Barringer-Brown

Tonya D. Byrd

Kapua Conley

The Honorable Glenn Oder

Vincent A. Tucker

John Reynolds

Caryl Johnson

Charlie Cureton

Flags Over Freedom’s Fortress Program

A fun way to help support the Foundation is to sponsor a flag to fly over Fort Monroe. For almost 200 years, the Army flew a flag on the Fort’s flag bastion. Celebrate the history of Fort Monroe and show your American pride by helping to continue this long-standing tradition.

You can help keep the flag flying with a donation of $300 or more. In recognition of your contribution, you will be notified in writing when your flag will fly over Fort Monroe. Once your flag has been worn or faded, it will be retired and mailed to you with an official letter recognizing the time it flew over Freedom’s Fortress.

Download a copy of the Flags Over Freedom’s Fortress donation form.

Forms should be completed and sent along with payment to:
Fort Monroe Foundation
20 Ingalls Rd
Fort Monroe, VA 23651