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USS YORKTOWN Foundation Launches New Text-to-Give Donation Initiative

Chris Hauff Oct 22, 2015

The Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum’s fundraising partner, the USS YORKTOWN Foundation, is making it easier for potential donors to give tax-deductible gifts by offering a new text-to-give service.

Instead of giving cash or checks,  those wishing to support educational programs and the development of the museum’s master plan, can text the word “HEROES” to 843.606.5995.  After sending the text, donors will receive instructions on how to sign up and proceed with the donation through their phones.  The service can be used for gifts as small as a dollar.

“This new tool will provide significant help in our fundraising efforts,” said USS YORKTOWN Foundation’s Executive Director Liza Turcotte.  “These days, people are less likely to carry cash or checks, but nearly everyone has a cell phone.  Text-to-give allows donors to make a donation of any size, at any time and place that is convenient for them, not just while visiting the museum.”

“The support generated through the USS YORKTOWN Foundation is very important to helping us carry out our mission to honor and educate,” said Patriots Point Executive Director Mac Burdette.  “The funding we receive through this new initiative will provide scholarships to thousands of kids across the state so that they can experience an educational program aboard the USS YORKTOWN.  It will also be used to support future symposiums and the development of exhibits.”

Since the USS YORKTOWN Foundation was established in 2013, nearly a million dollars has been raised in support of the museum.

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3 thoughts on “USS YORKTOWN Foundation Launches New Text-to-Give Donation Initiative

  1. Joe Rhyne, Jr. says:

    I spoke to Lisa, who was most helpful, about a visit to the U.S.S.Yorktown early next year. I have additional information about my dad who served on “The Fighting Lady” in 1943 directly after commission. Can you provide Lisa Turcotte’s email address to me?

    Many Thanks, Joe Rhyne
    The Villages, FL 32163

    1. Chris Hauff says:

      Hi Joe,

      We have emailed you information on how to get in touch with the USS YORKTOWN Foundation. You may also be interested in reaching out to the USS YORKTOWN Association. They handle all reunions and connect former crew mates. Todd Cummins is their executive director. His email is [email protected].

      Chris Hauff
      Public Information Officer

  2. Bonnie Cormier says:

    Chris Hauff, my father was a sailor aboard the USS Yorktown. He and his identical twin brother worked in the tiny post office on board the ship. I have his dress uniform (in pristine condition) and a jacket (in need of restoration) w/ the Yorktown logo hand painted on the back. Who should I contact regarding donating these to the museum?

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