The Starr Foundation this week announced a $10 million lead gift to the National Museum of Intelligence and Special Operations planned to be built in the Kincora development in Sterling.
The foundation makes grants to education, medical research/health care, human needs, public policy/international relations, culture and the environment.
“We are incredibly grateful to The Starr Foundation and its chairman, Maurice Greenberg, for their extraordinary generosity. This grant continues The Starr Foundation’s commitment to educational programs that preserve and convey important aspects of American history,” stated OSS Society President Charles Pinck.
The museum will highlight the importance of strategic intelligence and special operations, honor Americans who have served at the “tip of the spear,” and inspire others to service.
The museum’s design was inspired by the spearhead, a symbol used by the intelligence and special operations communities since World War II. It was conceived by architect Curtis Fentress and will be visible from the flightpath of Dulles Airport. Patrick Gallagher, the founder of Gallagher & Associates, one of the world’s leading museum planning and design firms, is designing the exhibits that will enable visitors to experience the world of intelligence and special operations through an immersive and interactive setting. MGAC is serving as the museum’s project management firm.
The OSS Society, which is building the museum, is a nonprofit organization that honors the OSS, its successor organizations, and educates the American public about the importance of strategic intelligence and special operations to the preservation of freedom.