To celebrate the 60th birthday of the SS United States, the funnels vessel’s were illuminated in a ceremony Friday evening. The upcoming fundraiser, Save the United States, will bring an innovative new interface and donation concept to its fundraising efforts. The plans reveal that a partial restoration would cost $25 million while a full restoration would cost $250 million. The Conservancy, in partnership with the SS United States Redevelopment Project, have until November 1 to secure funding. That is when a generous donation from philanthropist H. F. “Gerry” Lenfest will run dry.
During the ceremony, Super Bowl winning coach Dick Vermeil was presented with National Flagship Champion Honor for his assistance with the upcoming fundraising efforts.
It is no secret that I have support the Conservancy for years, and I encourage everyone to checkout the upcoming campaign. I will post full information about the upcoming campaign as soon as it is available.