San Francisco Bay Crossing: USS Hornet Museum Launches Fundraising Drive, February 2015


The USS Hornet Foundation Board of Trustees is launching its first annual campaign for the historic aircraft carrier’s Hornet Heritage Fund. The Hornet Heritage Fund is designed to receive financial gifts and donations in order to support the museum’s operations, restoration efforts, exhibitions, and acclaimed science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) educational programs.

The USS Hornet Museum, a popular tourist destination in Alameda, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to inspiring people of all ages. Through field trips and live-aboard experiences, the USS Hornet, which opened as a museum in 1998, offers educational programs focusing on naval history, science and space technology. The purpose of the inaugural campaign is to raise $800,000 in order to repair and resurface the 100,000-square-foot flight deck and repair two aircraft elevators.


The first Annual Campaign for the Hornet Heritage Fund is a short-term effort to request a donation or multi-payment pledge of $1,000, $2,500, $5,000 or more, before June 30. However, support at all levels and donations of any amount will be gratefully accepted. To make a donation or for more information, including group tours and event planning, visit or call (510) 521-8448.