A Message From Your Development Team
Thank you for all you have done to support the Battleship IOWA over the past decade. It’s been an incredible journey – full of unexpected occurrences, successes, and challenges. We’re eagerly anticipating our next tour as the National Museum of the Surface Navy.
The organization’s achievements would not have been possible without the incredible breadth of supporters whose advocacy and contributions strengthen and advance our mission. Every dollar donated, hour volunteered, and connection made enable us to continue raising the bar and expanding the ways we can reach and serve people across the country.
Each person who steps on board discovers something special. From the presentation of IOWA’s prior crews and events, to the daily passion and commitment from our volunteers throughout the ship, we are reminded that people are at the heart of everything we do.
2023 will be a watershed year for our organization and we are grateful to our partners who will be jumping in with us to ensure we remain on pace to open the National Museum of the Surface Navy in October 2025.
American prosperity is under threat, and we have the unique opportunity to make a difference as a community platform with national – if not global – influence.
By contributing what you can, you help raise awareness of the important role our Surface Navy plays in defense, global diplomacy, and humanitarian missions today and how the fleet of the future will be prepared for the challenges ahead, improving the lives of people around the world.
We greatly appreciate your support and thank you for your generosity this Giving Tuesday.
The National Museum of the Surface Navy Development Team
Ways To Give
2022 has been a year of many milestones for Pacific Battleship Center, including Battleship IOWA Museum’s 10-year anniversary, receiving the Congressional Designation to be the National Museum of the Surface Navy, and a big investment from the State of CA.
We are excited to carry that momentum into 2023 but know that we will need your help in order to achieve the goals we have set. When you make a donation to us, you can be confident in trusting that your dollars are making a noticeable impact and improving the lives of those we reach.
As a token of our appreciation, the first 300 donors who give $100 or more to the campaign will receive a commemorative challenge coin recognizing Battleship IOWA Museum’s 10-year anniversary.
National Museum of the Surface Navy
Help build the only National Museum that honors the thousands of ships and millions of sailors that maintain Freedom of the Seas by defending our oceans, protecting the flow of trade and commerce, and leading technological innovation for the benefit of the free world.
Gifts to Veterans West, the military and veteran affairs department aboard Battleship IOWA, enhances our ability to provide impactful programming and resources to thousands of military, veterans, and their families each year. You can also receive Don Francisco’s Coffee for a year by donating here.
Provide unique and unforgettable experiences and engagements for visitors of the Battleship IOWA, immersing youth in the in-situ environment of the Battleship IOWA and sparking curiosity and interest in STEM fields.
Strengthen Battleship IOWA’s presence in the County of Los Angeles by supporting its involvement in disaster response readiness, first responder training, and making the LA Waterfront a destination location for diverse audiences to gather.
Battleship IOWA has approximately 1,800 feet of hull exposed to the naturally corrosive reaction at the wind and water line. Without treatment, the damage will become irreversible and the future of the ship and organization will be in jeopardy.
We need your help today to ensure future generations can marvel at and connect with this wonder of engineering.
Donating in support of our mission provides us the flexibility to allocate your gift to where it is needed most.
And you can always join us as a volunteer.
We are grateful for all of our supporters, and we thank you for your consideration of making a contribution to a mission area that is important to you.
NOTE: If you prefer not to donate electronically, please mail your check to:
Attention: Development Department, 250 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro, CA 90731
Thank you to our 2021 donors for their generosity and support. Want to know how your donations are making a difference? Check out our ANNUAL REPORT here.