George C. Marshall was a man of towering stature whose contributions to our nation and the world cannot be overstated. His characteristics of honesty, integrity, and selfless service stand as shining examples for those who study the past and for those generations to come.

The independent, nonprofit Marshall Foundation perpetuates Marshall’s legacy through scholarship, leadership, and facilities (including a research library) that offer a wide range of resources and materials for use by the general public, amateur historians, scholars and students of all ages.

 

What We Do

The non-profit, nonpartisan, independent Marshall Foundation is the one place where the values that shaped and motivated Marshall are kept alive.  As a unique resource, the Foundation perpetuates Marshall’s legacy as the person who “won the war and won the peace,” his leadership qualities and exemplary character through educational programs and facilities such as world-class archives and a research library that offer a wide range of resources and materials for use by members, the general public, amateur historians, scholars and students of all ages.

  • The Marshall Legacy Series interprets General Marshall’s legacy through a multi-year series of events, programs and information centered on key themes, event or episodes in his career.
  • Special Events and Outreach, such as the George C. Marshall Foundation Award, the Andrew J. Goodpaster Award and the George C. Marshall Foundation Humanitarian Award events in Washington, D.C. and New York City.
  • Research Library & Archives with one of the most comprehensive collections on the life of a world-famous individual ever assembled, also available to researchers online.
  • The Marshall Papers, combined with the four-volume Pogue biography, present a comprehensive study of Marshall’s life and career.

The Marshall Legacy Series

The George C. Marshall Legacy Series interprets General Marshall’s legacy through a multi-year series of events, programs and information centered on key themes, events or episodes in General Marshall’s career. Because his career touched nearly every major event of the first half of the 20th Century, the landscape for the Series is rich and vast. We will access our own resources and collections to create unique activities and events to share with the public. The Legacy Series provides an exposition of the key moments in General Marshall’s life through selected documents and artifacts from our archives, articles, audiovisual presentations, unique museum exhibitions and speaker events and in doing so fleshes out who he was, what he did, how he did it and why he is still so relevant today. The goal is to make Marshall’s career and achievements popularly accessible and reinforce our claim to be the principal organization, nationally and internationally, that commemorates Marshall and defines his legacy.

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Award Events

  • George C. Marshall Foundation Awardarrow

    The George C. Marshall Foundation Award was established in 1997 to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Marshall Plan. This award is presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution to foster international economic development and to establish, in Marshall’s words, “economic health in the world, without which there can be no political stability and no assured peace.”

  • The Andrew J. Goodpaster Awardarrow

    The Andrew J. Goodpaster Award honors the life and service of General Andrew J. Goodpaster, a longtime trustee and a chairman of the Foundation, a champion of the Marshall legacy, an American hero, and an extraordinary public servant. The Goodpaster Award is presented to American business leaders, politicians, military leaders and others who have served our nation in exemplary ways, who, like General Goodpaster, have exhibited great courage, selfless service, patriotism and leadership in their lives and careers.

  • The George C. Marshall Foundation Humanitarian Awardarrow

    The George C. Marshall Foundation Humanitarian Award is presented to individuals or organizations to recognize significant humanitarian service, create public awareness of their accomplishments, and encourage others to follow their example.

Marshall Magazine

MARSHALL is the membership magazine of the George C. Marshall Foundation. This publication showcases the best new articles and research on the life, impact and legacy of one of the greatest Americans of the 20th century, George Catlett Marshall, and his world.

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The George C. Marshall Foundation is grateful to the following for their generous support of the redesign of its website:

Madison F. Cole, Jr.

Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation

C. Russell Fletcher, III

Walton M. Jeffress, Jr.

Clifford Miller, Jr., Family

Bennett L. Ross