HELP THE MUSEUM!
Dear National Lighthouse Museum Friend,
As you are aware, the Board of Trustees of the National Lighthouse Museum has received a letter of intent from the New York City Economic Development Corporation regarding the establishment of the museum in Staten Island. We expect to begin negotiating our lease within the next few weeks with renovations scheduled to begin this fall, targeting a summer, 2014 opening.
Membership dues keep our small museum operation afloat. While we need to raise money for the renovation of Building 11, we still need your support to fund our small staff and coordinate the activities of our dedicated volunteers. Please become a member today and, if you can, contribute to our building campaign.
In order to demonstrate that this Board of Trustees and the members of the NLM have the where-with-all to develop and operate a successful museum on the site, we must raise a total of $350,000.
Thankfully, we are well on our way, but still need your help to make this museum a reality on the St. George waterfront. To date, we need less than $10.000 to complete our goal. In order to collect those funds, we need donations from friends like you. Please consider a one-time gift of $100 $200 $300 to help make your museum a reality right now!
BECOME A FOUNDING LIFETIME MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM
A onetime gift of $500 today will make you a Founding Lifetime Member of the NLM. As a Founding Lifetime Member, your name will be displayed on a list exhibited in the museum, and on our website, in perpetuity. You will also be given a certificate, suitable for framing, declaring you a lifetime member and one of the Founding Members of the National Lighthouse Museum.
The full $500 membership fee will be deposited into an key account that will be used to fund the initial renovation of the Educational Resource Center, initiating the first Phase of the National Lighthouse Museum. Your gift will be matched by one of several major donors who have issued matching gift challenges for the benefit of the museum.
To join or renew a membership for the Museum, click on the link below.
For what ever your level of support for the National Lighthouse Museum, we thank you!
Linda C. Dianto, MS Executive Director
John Arntzen, Membership Chairman
The National Lighthouse Museum Board of Trustees, Board of Advisors and FRIENDS will advocate, help preserve, and raise funds for establishing a National Lighthouse Museum at the old US Lighthouse “SUPER” Depot site on Staten Island, opening Building #11 in 2014 and continuing the fund raising efforts toward the expansion of the National Lighthouse Museum into Building #10 within 5 years, partnering with government agencies, non-profits, corporations, foundations and other organizations to promote and support historical, educational, cultural, recreational and other related activities at the site, while enhancing the historical significance and maritime heritage of lighthouses throughout our nation.
Opening the National Lighthouse Museum in Bldg. #11 by 2014, then focus upon fund raising to open the expanded National Lighthouse Museum, Bldg. # 10 within 3 years, in addition to supporting other maritime heritage site uses, benefiting the local community and the nation.
Please view our coverage on NY1.