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February 10, 2014

Dear National Lighthouse Museum Supporters,

I would like to thank those who so diligently donated in the last several months to help preserve this maritime heritage. We not only reached our $350,000 goal required by the NYC Economic Development Corp., but surpassed it by over $50,000 in just 7 months.

Today, after fifteen years in the making, the NYC Economic Development Corporation announced we are in the final stages of completing the long awaited Leasing Agreement to begin Museum operations in Building #11 on the site. This prime location in the heart of New York Harbor was the original US lighthouse Services General Depot, where all operations in the nation centered in the mid-1800’s. Now it will become the cultural anchor in rounding off the St. George area along with the coming of the NY Wheel, the largest Ferris Wheel in the world, the first outlets in NYC, two hotels and a host of other amenities surrounding the Staten Island Ferry Terminal.

Our architects are ready to go…our targeted opening day is planned for August 7, 2014, Lighthouse Recognition Day as well as the 225th. Anniversary of George Washington signing the Lighthouses Act of 1789… be a part of building a legacy for future generations to learn and respect the world’s iconic lighthouse history.

We still have many Naming Opportunities available…they can be reviewed on our website along with lists of Founding Members and Wall of Lights -lighthouse model sponsorships. These fundraising opportunities will not only put your name permanently into the Museum, but help us move forward in completing the necessary displays to create this Educational Resource Center.

Naming Opportunities

Wall of Lights

Founding Members

We’ve only just begun…and we are very excited to have you play an instrumental role in the Museum’s success!

Sincerely,

Linda C. Dianto, Executive Director

National Lighthouse Museum

PO Box 10296

Staten Island, NY 10301

info@lighthousemuseum.org

855-NLM-SINY


 

January 26, 2014

Dear Friend,

I want to be frank with you. We have successfully delivered to the NYC Economic Development Corporation a bank statement confirming we have $325,000 in our KEY Account and a written Letter of Commitment from NYS Assemblyman Matt Titone, who has secured $25,000 in state funds for the museum for a total of $350,000. However, the NYCEDC will not count the $25,000 portion of the funding towards the $350,000 goal as it is not considered "readily available" in our bank account as per the technical language in the leasing agreement. Due to this technicality, we are forced to raise an additional $25,000.

In just 6 months we've already raised $335,000 thanks to all of you rallying together to build this National Lighthouse Museum along with another $35,000 in Discretionary Funding, which includes NYC Council funds. We are currently shy $15,000 and need to reach our goal as soon as possible to finalize the Leasing Agreement. Until then, we are in a holding pattern.

If you gave already, we are extremely grateful and hope you would forward this e-mail to others!

If you haven't, now is the time… 

Deadline ASAP—- $15,000 Target! 

  • $10 x  1,500 people = $15,000
  • $25 x 600 people = $15,000
  • Put your name in this Museum For Life…
  • $500 x 30 Lifetime Founding Memberships = $15,000
  • $1,000 x 15 lighthouse model sponsorships = $15,000
  • $5,000 x 3 people = $15,000
  • or by the grace of God…
  • $15,000 x 1 generous donor and we move two steps forward quicker…

Please consider helping us out…we are almost there. Our architects are ready to go…our targeted opening day is being planned…so be a part of a legacy for future generations to remember and respect our nation's iconic lighthouse history. We also have many Naming Opportunities available…they can be reviewed on our website along with lists of Founding Members and Wall of Lights -lighthouse model sponsorships.

Naming Opportunities

Wall of Lights

Founding Members

Explore our website, become a member/Founding Member, sponsor a model lighthouse at the Wall of Lights or secure a Naming Opportunity and become a part of history in the making…

 

Sincerely,

Linda C. Dianto, Executive Director

National Lighthouse Museum

PO Box 10296

Staten Island, NY 10301

info@lighthousemuseum.org

855-NLM-SINY


December 23, 2013

Dear Friend,

In this season of giving, be a shining light!

WOW in just 6 months we've raised $320,000 thanks to all of you rallying together to build this National Lighthouse Museum. We are currently shy $30,000 and need to reach our goal by December 30th.

Our leasing agreement with the NYCEDC is in our hands…finalizing it by January 1st depends on you.

If you gave already, we are extremely grateful…please tell others!  If you haven't, now is the time… 

December 30 deadline – $30,000 Target! 

$10 x  3,000 people = $30,000

$30 x 1,000 people = $30,000

Put your name in this Museum for Life…

$500 x 60 Lifetime Founding Memberships = $30,000

$1,000 x 30 lighthouse model sponsorships = $30,000

$5,000 x 6 people = $30,000

Please consider helping us out…we are almost there!

Our architects are ready to go…our opening day is being planned…so be a part of a legacy for future generations to enjoy!

To become a part of history in the making… please donate, become a member, become a Lifetime Founding Member, or sponsor a lighthouse on the Wall of Lights.

Thank you for your support of the National Lighthouse Museum.

Sincerely,

Linda C. Dianto, Executive Director

National Lighthouse Museum

PO B0x 10296

Staten Island, NY 10301

info@lighthousemuseum.org
855-NLM-SINY

 


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.

http://www.tinyurl.com/kwq8pba

 

For what ever your level of support for the National Lighthouse Museum, we thank you!

 

Sincerely,

Linda C. Dianto, MS  Executive Director 

John Arntzen, Membership Chairman                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

MISSION:

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.

VISION:

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.

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