The Man to Call: Shipwreck Society Development Officer Sean Ley (shown aboard the R.V. David Boyd)

The Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society is a 501 c (3) charitable organization as recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. This means, that subject to current tax laws, contributions to the Shipwreck Society are tax-deductible. It is recommended that donors check with their own accountants or financial planners prior to making a charitable donation.

Contributions may be made to support a variety of different purposes:

  • Museum Operations
  • Programs
  • Capital Projects
  • Underwater Research
  • Endowment Fund

The Shipwreck Society will accept cash donations and provide an official receipt to the donor. Donations may be made in memory of someone or to honor someone, with a printed recognition in the Shipwreck Journal as well as a letter to the honoree. Contributions of $250 or more to the Whitefish Point Light Restoration Project are recognized by designation of one of the tower steps per the donor’s wishes.

The Society will also accept, on a limited basis, purchases of memorial placques for funding of specific material exhibits at one of its historic sites.

The Society’s Board of Directors includes a professional charitable investment planner who will discuss Planned Giving Alternatives for those interested in making major donations.

And, the Shipwreck Society will also accept contributions of goods and services on a pre-arranged, limited basis. Per IRS code, determination and tax effects of the value of donations of goods and services is the responsible of the donor.

To inquire about any of these opportunities, please contact Mr. Sean Ley, Development Officer as shown here under contact information.

To make an online contribution to one of our projects right now, simply click  Online Donations.

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