The Eisenhower Foundation was established in 1945 with the mission to honor and champion the relevance today of the life and leadership of Dwight D. Eisenhower through compelling programs and events that celebrate his legacy. Today, the foundation continues its work to promote leadership and service in the spirit of Eisenhower’s values.
As the founder of People to People International (PTPI), Eisenhower’s legacy is a significant part of the organization’s history. PTPI was founded in 1956 with the mission of promoting peace through understanding and friendship. Eisenhower believed that if people from different cultures could come together and form personal connections, they could overcome their differences and work towards a more peaceful world. His work continues to be supported by his granddaughter, Mary Jean Eisenhower, who is an advisor to the PTPI Chapter Network leadership team.
Eisenhower’s vision for PTPI has continued to inspire the organization’s work over the years. Today, PTPI has chapters in many countries and continues to promote cultural exchange and understanding through a variety of programs and initiatives. The legacy of Eisenhower and his commitment to promoting peace through personal connections continues to be an important part of PTPI’s mission and work.
PTPI members embody the core values and ideals that People to People International strives to promote. They represent the best of what we envision for the world when it is at its best.