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The Pat Wand Memorial Fund

Past Museum Presidents Pat Wand (Center) and Nicole Dino (Left) advocate for the Museum at NPCA’s Peace Corps Connect conference.   

Honoring A Legacy

After Pat Wand’s untimely passing in May of 2023, the Museum created the Pat Wand Memorial Fund for friends, family and others to honor Pat and support our work during this critical period of growth.  Over 50 donors have contributed a total of $13,533 to date.

Pat’s incredible service to the Peace Corps community and the Museum was unwavering.  And Pat’s support for the Museum continued beyond her passing when she bequeathed over $58,000 to support operations.  If you too would like to explore legacy giving, please reach out to us at info@peacecorpsmuseum.org.  

Join The Legacy Today

Please join Pat and so many others to grow the Pat Wand Memorial Fund.  Your gift will:

  • Support the continued growth of our collection and cataloging of artifacts from around the world.  
  • Advance our efforts to procure a permanent exhibition space in Washington, D.C.  
  • Develop educational resources for K-12 classrooms and beyond.  

Pat left big shoes to fill.  Read about them in her self-authored story about her service in Colombia.  Details on the upcoming memorial in Oregon on July 15 are included in the obituary in The Oregonian.  

Advisor to the Board of Directors John Fleming (Left) and Museum Director Zack Klim (Right) with Pat Wand’s siblings (Left to Right) David Wand, Carolyn Eslick Donaldson, and Helen Wand at memorial on June 2.