Your support is critical to the ongoing operations and mission of America’s only national memorial to honor and tell the story of the 3 million women who have served. Capturing and preserving her story, our legacy, through stories of service and sacrifice is integral to our national history and pride, and inspiring future generations of leaders, trailblazers, and changemakers. Your support makes a difference – igniting the spark, one story at a time.

The Military Women’s Memorial operates thanks to the generosity of donors like you—many of whom are the very women the Memorial celebrates. The Memorial is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. For more information, please contact the Military Women’s Memorial at 703-822-7270 or [email protected].


Send Happy Birthday Wishes to Brig Gen Wilma Vaught - Founding President, Leader, Trailblazer, Visionary photos of General Vaught surrounding photo of the Military Women's Memorial
Photo of General Vaught saluting with happy birthday banner in background

Happy Birthday, General Vaught!

This Women’s History Month, it is our turn to march with General Vaught in celebration of her 94th birthday and her life’s work to march with and in support of all women who serve.

After nearly 29 years of exemplary and trailblazing service in the Air Force, Brig. Gen. Wilma Vaught devoted another 29 years to building and operating America’s only major Memorial to honor military women – what she describes as “the most important thing she has ever done.” – and MARCHING WITH AND IN SUPPORT OF EVERY SINGLE WOMAN  WHO HAS SERVED.

It is only fitting that General Vaught’s birthday falls in March, the month we celebrate women’s contributions to our nation, and when at the Military Women’s Memorial we celebrate and shine an even brighter light on the service and contributions of all women who have served. General Vaught has been a lifelong friend, ally, and staunch supporter of women. As the founding president of the Military Women’s Memorial, she worked tirelessly and refused to take “no” for an answer when it came to ensuring our women are recognized, honored, and remembered, now and in perpetuity, at their Memorial – or what we lovingly refer to as “THE HOUSE THAT WILMA BUILT.”

Recent recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Margaret Chase Smith Leadership Award, and the Air Force Association Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as her induction into the National Defense University Hall of Fame, and the dedication of the Vaught Center at MWM, General Vaught truly is a national treasure.

It’s our turn to march with General Vaught, celebrate her, and show our gratitude for all she has done for all women who have served, and our nation.

#MarchWithMWM this Women’s History Month, as we celebrate General Vaught and Say “Happy Birthday” to her by sending birthday wishes and supporting “the house that Wilma built” – a true labor of love and her gift to us – the Memorial that celebrates all women who have served and tells our stories.

Cards and donations can be sent to the Military Women’s Memorial Foundation, 200 N Glebe, #400, Arlington, VA 22203.


Please help the Military Women’s Memorial reach its goal of preserving the history of women who have served our country. 


You can ensure future generations learn about service and sacrifice. Impact the lives of others for years to come by remembering the Memorial in your will and estate plan. 


Your donation makes possible the important work of preserving for future generations the rich story of women’s service to the nation’s defense. 


We need your help to #TellHerStory. Give back by volunteering with visitor engagement, at special events or at the Foundation office.

Other Ways To Support


Giving through the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign is a great way to give back! 


To:Military Women’s Memorialor Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation 

Mail to: 200 N. Glebe Road, Suite #400, Arlington, VA 22203 

Wreaths Across America

For every wreath purchased in support of the Military Women’s Memorial, Wreaths Across America donates a portion of the proceeds to our mission. Sponsor a wreath today and help us reach our goal of honoring every veteran at the cemetery by clicking here.

Amazon Wishlist 

Amazon is an easy way to support the Military Women’s Memorial! Not only does it take a village to keep the efforts of the Military Women’s Memorial going, but also needed are a great deal of operational materials. Check out our Amazon Wishlist below, where you can easily purchase and donate an item that the Memorial needs, directly from Amazon!


As a Memorial donor or volunteer, your gift may be eligible to be matched by your employer or the company from which you retired. Many community-minded companies match their employees’ donations to organizations like the Military Women’s Memorial. While most programs match contributions dollar for dollar, some will even double or triple the amount of the gift. Check with your employer’s website or Human Resources Department to get started. 


Gifts made through stocks need to include the name of the donor, name of stock, number of shares, market value, ticker symbol, cost basis and donor intent/restrictions. It must be completed by end of business Dec. 31 to be considered a gift made this year.  


With recent changes to the tax law, the IRA Charitable Rollover (Qualified Charitable Distribution) provision allows individuals who have reached age 70½ to donate up to $100,000 to charitable organizations directly from their Individual Retirement Account (IRA) without treating the distribution as taxable income. Please contact your tax advisor if you would like to take advantage of this provision. The Military Women’s Memorial is a 501(c)3 charitable organization.  The full legal name of the Women’s Memorial is “Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation Inc.” (EIN: 52-1513535)

For more information on making donations, please contact the Military Women’s Memorial at 703-822-7270 or [email protected]. Thank you!