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Giving Tuesday 2023

Giving Tuesday is “a movement that unleashes the power of radical generosity around the world.”

We already know the power of the generosity shown by our crew and supporters. We wouldn’t be here without it, and if we didn’t have it, the world would miss the difference we all make together.

On this Giving Tuesday, we invite you to flex your philanthropy muscles by supporting Battleship IOWA and the National Museum of the Surface Navy, and we’ve got several ways in which you can do it.


Giving TODAY

How can you contribute today? Easy: we’ve got some fundraising goals for our game-changing programs. Simply click below to donate to your favorite!



Goal: $50,000 to outfit our outreach van and trailer, to enable our team to take our engaging educational programs to a wider audience.


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Goal: raise $50,000 to develop specialized training toward work force development.


child on educational field trip to Battleship Iowa in San Pedro CA


Goal: raise $125,000 by September 2024 to begin documenting emergency preparedness plans and procedures to empower similar organizations with life-saving information.

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Goal: raise $300,000 by the end of January to develop conceptual designs and schematics for attractions scheduled for Phase 1.

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There are other ways you can help the cause:

    • Spread the word. Share this campaign with friends and family and let them know how they can get involved
    • Sign up as a Plank Owner of the National Museum of the Surface Navy and see your name in our Quarterdeck of Honor

And as ever, thank you for your support!

Coming Soon: Special Limited Edition Shirt

Get ready! We’re introducing a fun new give-get.

For a limited time, donate $100 or more to Pacific Battleship Center and receive a one-of-a-kind t-shirt created by animation designer Brent Noll! All proceeds directly support the Freedom of the Seas Campaign to build the National Museum of the Surface Navy.

Available in three unique designs, these shirts are a cool way to show your ship pride while contributing to an incredible mission.


Watch our newsletter and socials for the launch date and get yours!

About the Designer:

Brent Noll is an animation designer based out of sunny Burbank California. In 2013 he escaped the harsh Texas climate to pursue a career in animation. He has worked on shows like Rick and Morty, Solar Opposites, Final Space, Troll Hunters, and Community. In his free time Brent co-hosts “BaM Animation,” a YouTube channel that teaches the fundamentals of drawing and animation. He also occasionally flies small aircraft. Brent is a prop and background designer and loves to draw all things mechanical.

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 2022 donors for their generosity and support. Want to know how your donations are making a difference? Check out our ANNUAL REPORT here.

Want to see your name on the 2023 donor list? There’s still time to make a tax-deductible contribution to our organization.

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Fun Fact: Did you know… on average every one of our plank owners has contributed $150 to the National Museum of the Surface Navy?

Click below to learn more and join.

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