Launch PT-305 | Update 3: We Did it!
Exciting news: as you have probably seen, we have reached our initial goal of $100,000! Thank you so much for your support! We couldn’t have done it without each and every one of you.
We also have some exciting news to share. Longtime Museum friend and supporter Gary Sinise has personally donated $50,000 to help launch PT-305 after seeing the momentum generated by this campaign! The combined total of our fully-funded Kickstarter campaign, Gary’s donation, and the Tawani Foundation‘s commitment earlier this week brings us almost halfway to our overall fundraising goal of $500,000.
To celebrate, we’re pleased to announce that we’re releasing another 10 “CDR” $2,500 level rewards. That means 20 people will have the chance to ride on PT-305 once she’s back in Lake Pontchartrain. We’re also announcing a new stretch goal of $50,000. We, and PT-305, need your help more than ever and we think this goal is attainable.
Also, tonight is our third annual Drafts for Crafts, an event put on by The Young Benefactors, a group of young professionals whose mission is to support the restoration and preservation of important WWII artifacts. This year, all proceeds from Drafts for Crafts will benefit the restoration of the Higgins boat PT-305 and its return to the waterways. A splendid array of delicious food and drink will be had, along with entertainment from The Essentials and DJ Matty of Mod Dance Party. It has been amazing to see all of your support. Let’s launch PT-305!