Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio has made a $75,000 donation to the Air Force Museum Foundation to help expand the campus of the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.
“The addition of the fourth building will allow the museum to better tell the story of the Air Force’s contribution to the nation’s historical and technological achievements,” said Lin Erickson, the Air Force Museum Foundation’s chief development officer. “Donations like the one from Vectren will help us expand our reach and inspire young people to consider careers in science and technology.”
“We are proud to support this important effort,” said Colleen Ryan, president of Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio. “Our foundation is focused on supporting projects that create better, stronger communities. It is our belief that the museum expansion will have a positive impact on regional economic development.”
Vectren’s donation will be spread over three years to help with construction. The targeted completion date for the expansion is 2014.
Vectren is an energy holding company headquartered in Evansville, Ind. Vectren’s energy delivery subsidiaries provide gas and/or electricity to more than 1 million customers in Indiana and west central Ohio.
The Air Force Museum Foundation was established in 1960 as a philanthropic, non-profit organization to assist the Air Force in the development and expansion of the facilities of the National Museum of the United States Air Force and to undertake and advance programs and activities supporting the museum.