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John Paul Jones Legacy Society

Leaving a legacy is one of the most important decisions we make during our lifetime. How do we want to be remembered by our friends and loved ones? How do we ensure that our beliefs and passions continue to make an impact in the future?

As a member of the John Paul Jones Legacy Society, you are part of an exclusive society of individuals who are dedicated to upholding an important community asset. John Paul Jones Legacy Society members’ commitment directly benefits the programs, experiences, and sustainability of the Battleship IOWA and/or the National Museum of the Surface Navy into the future.

You may learn more about the ways you can make a planned gift and become a member of the John Paul Jones Legacy Society below. Additionally, if you inform us of your legacy gift in advance, we will provide benefits for you and your family to enjoy during your lifetime including an exclusive society certificate, wallet card, and challenge coin reserved only for those that are part of the John Paul Jones Society.

We greatly appreciate your consideration of including the Pacific Battleship Center as a recipient of your planned giving. If you are ready to join the John Paul Jones Legacy Society or have any questions prior to joining, our team is ready to support and can be reached at or (877) 446-9261 x 723.

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Society Member: John Paul Jones

John Paul Jones was a Scottish-American naval captain who was the United States’ first well-known naval commander in the American Revolutionary War.  He made many friends among U.S political elites (including John Hancock and Benjamin Franklin) as well as enemies (who accused him of piracy), and his actions in British waters during the Revolution earned him an international reputation which persists to this day. As such, he is sometimes referred to as the “Father of the American Navy” (a sobriquet he shares with John Barry and John Adams).

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Pacific Battleship Center
250 S. Harbor Blvd.
San Pedro, CA  90731
Phone:  877-446-9261
Contact:  Jonathan Williams, President & CEO
501c3 Non-Profit Tax ID:  26-3934742

Inform us of your intent to particpate to receive benefits today including your exclusive John Paul Jones Legacy Society wall certificate, wallet card, challenge coin, and special invites to Legacy Society events.

Kyle Aube

Kyle Aube

Development Manager

Phone: 877-446-9261 ext. 747

Melani Hurwitz

Melani Hurwitz


Phone:  877-446-9261 ext. 723

* The content found on this site is general in nature and intended to be used for informational purposes only. It should not be relied upon as legal, tax, accounting or other professional advice. To determine how a gift or estate planning decision might affect your particular circumstances, it is expressly recommended that you consult an attorney, financial advisor or other qualified professional.
** Exclusive wall certificate, wallet card, and challenge coins are planned to be available in late 2022 or early 2023. In order to send these special mementos, we need to have a Commitment form on file.

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