Hoover Presidential Foundation

Promoting and Supporting the Life
and Legacy of Our 31st President

Timeless Values | Modern Experience

This renovation project includes a 25% Iowa State Tax Credit for gifts made by Iowa taxpayers. Learn more by calling the foundation at 319-643-5327 or use the link below to explore this exciting project!

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KENT Corporation Donates $500,000 toward the Timeless Values | Modern Experience Campaign

The Hoover Presidential Foundation announced that KENT Corporation of Muscatine, Iowa made a generous $500,000 gift toward the Timeless Values | Modern Experience campaign supporting the renovation of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum. CEO and Chairman Gage Kent said, “Our family business was founded in Iowa two years before President Hoover began his term. We are proud to support the effort to bolster the experience and storytelling ability of this unique landmark, for the benefit of future generations of visitors, including Iowa families and students.”

Extraordinary $1 Million Donation by Joanne and the Late Ernie Buresh to Help Fund Museum Renovation

The Hoover Presidential Foundation announced a contribution of $1 million from Joanne and the late Ernest Buresh of Cedar Rapids. This extraordinary gift propelled the Timeless Values | Modern Experience campaign to reaching roughly 73 percent of the $20 million goal, aimed at a comprehensive and state-of-the-art makeover of the Herbert Hoover Museum and Library. Ernie and Joanne Buresh’s generous million-dollar contribution marks a significant milestone in the campaign’s fundraising efforts.

Former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice Spoke at Banquet October 27

Condoleezza Rice participated in an armchair discussion with Margaret Hoover, host of the PBS series, Firing Line with Margaret Hoover, and one of Herbert Hoover’s great granddaughters. Rice’s appearance will help supported the Timeless Values|Modern Experience campaign for the renovation of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum.

View Available Grant & Scholarship Opportunities

The Hoover Presidential Foundation is proud to offer grants to aid schools and scholars with transportation costs to come to the Hoover campus. We also provide over $50,000 annually in scholarships to Iowa high school juniors and award excellence in public service in the state legislature.

Join Us During One of Our Upcoming Events

Visit the Hoover campus to enjoy a current exhibit, a game of Hoover Ball, or explore the 180 acre park. Perhaps you’ll join us at the Celebration Banquet or on a member trip to other presidential libraries? There are plenty of exciting upcoming events happening at the Hoover campus.

Invite Hoover to Speak at Your Next Meeting

The Hoover Presidential Foundation offers a free speaker’s bureau for meetings within 1 hour of West Branch, or anywhere via a virtual platform. Visit our Speaker’s Bureau page for program topics and contact information.

Volunteer & Play an Important Role in the Foundation

Whether they help every week, a few hours here and there, or just at a single event, volunteers are an important part of the Foundation.