Campaign For Illuminating Future Generations
In this time of Thanksgiving we surely have much to celebrate here at the Museum! With a 5th anniversary of our presence on The Promenade (in Building 11 of the original U.S. Light House General Depot) on the horizon, we are truly ready to settle into our role as the preeminent voice for lighthouses around the world. In fact, we are already well along in the initiation of a comprehensive campaign to raise funds in support of this new building retrofit and the development of numerous high-tech exhibits and gallery space to more fully preserve the history of these iconic structures.
The campaign will be led by our honorary chair, Great Britain’s Anne, the Princess Royal, one of the great champions in the international lighthouse community, who will join us here in New York City next October to celebrate all we have accomplished in our first five years and to help us launch our campaign to Illuminate Future Generations.
While the $20 million build-out of the expanded Museum space is the principal component of the campaign endeavor there is another element of this process that we must give serious attention to at this time. Along with the capital monies for construction, City officials will be looking for evidence that we have achieved a strong fiscal position from an operational perspective. After all, we can all certainly appreciate their desire to partner with an organization who has the capacity to sustain and grow programming within the facility for many years on into the future. So, this is where you come in…
Your gift to this year’s Annual Fund will not only help us to meet our 2019-20 budgetary expectations, but will demonstrate at this moment in time that we do have a strong base of donors who care deeply for the Museum and all it represents. It is our hope to double the Annual Fund piece of our overall budget, and to secure multiple year pledges at these new giving levels for the years to come.
To this end, we would greatly appreciate your consideration of a special gift commitment to the Museum and a pledge to make this gift each year for the next five years. Thank you so much for all you have done over our first five years, and for what we hope you will be able to do in the next five to come.
Other ways to donate:
- Download and complete our pledge form. Return it with your donation to the Museum Campaign Pledge Form
- By check, made out to National Lighthouse Museum
- Mail to:
National Lighthouse Museum
200 The Promenade at Lighthouse Point
Staten Island, NY 10301-0296
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