Inter-American Defense College Foundation
The Inter American Defense College Foundation (IADCF) was founded in 2004 as a nonprofit organization under former Inter-American Defense College (IADC) director Carl H. Freeman. The original board of directors consisted of two US citizens, Richard Millett and Emilio Gonzalez, and Venezuelan citizen Salvador Briceno. The IADCF is housed at the IADC site on Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington DC. The Foundation supports the IADC by raising funds to offer supplemental programming at no cost to the IADC. In addition, the IADCF provides information to the international community on what is happening at the College through with the IADC Alumni Association.
Supporting Hemispheric Security and Defense.
The IADCF provides financial assistance for the development of IADC academic initiatives, in order to provide it with the means of maintaining a degree of excellence amidst its educational programs and operating budget limitations. The IADCF seeks to: •Assist the College in providing quality education in Hemispheric Security to students whose countries are active members of the Organization of American States (OAS), •Increase the OAS member countries’ awareness of the IADC mission and accomplishments, •Promote excellence of College faculty by recognizing outstanding educators and funding chairs at the college, •Support development of College curriculum and enhancement of its facilities, •Support development of academic and research programs and education extension programs, •Support College projects when appropriated funding is not available, •Solicit, receive, administer, and provide funds, property, services, or contributions in-kind for all the above-mentioned purposes from public and private entities.
IADC Foundation Purpose
The Inter-American Defense College Foundation works with private donors and corporations in bringing speakers, programs and enhanced opportunities to the current College curriculum. The Foundation's website provides access to current news about the College to alumni, current personnel and interested parties.