Wawa Welcomed as New Corporate Sponsor
With George Washington looking on, the Museum of the American Revolution announced a gift of $250,000 from Wawa on February 13, 2015. Said Michael Quinn, the Museum's President and CEO, “We are honored to have Wawa—a company whose roots in our region date to before the Revolutionary era—join as a major supporter. We are most grateful for Wawa’s generous gift as we work to bring to life the extraordinary story of our nation’s founding.”
Wawa CEO Christopher Gheysens said, “We are thrilled about this new partnership with the Museum of the American Revolution, as we are passionate about helping to commemorate and honor the great history of our country. This partnership is particularly significant as we have deep roots in American business that trace back even before the American Revolution, when the Wood family, Wawa’s founding family, settled in Philadelphia in 1683. Supporting the Museum perfectly aligns with our past, present and future commitment to fulfill lives every day.”
With this gift the Museum has secured more than $107 million toward the $120 million cost to open the Museum of the American Revolution, set to open in Philadelphia in 2017. The Museum’s campaign goal of $150 million includes $30 million for endowment and an operating reserve.