Your Support Keeps the Battleship New Jersey Afloat!

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The Battleship New Jersey Needs YOU!


As a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit, the Battleship New Jersey would not exist without the support of donors and volunteers. It is because of the generosity of individuals, corporations and the public sector that we can continue to maintain the ongoing restoration, preservation and educational programs that take place onboard the ship. The Battleship New Jersey depends on your donations.

Thanks to your support, we can continue to fulfill our mission to preserve, restore, exhibit and educate.

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Custom Brick Pavers
Gary Crispin installs a commemorative brick on the Memorial Pier

Purchase a personalized brick to be placed on the Battleship’s Pier and support the Big J in the process. Place your name or a family/friend’s name, or any message on a brick for $200. The brick will then be placed on the Memorial Pier for all to see. You can also get a replica brick for your home or office for an additional $200. Your donation for your personalized brick goes into the on-going preservation and maintenance of our nation’s most decorated battleship. For questions please contact Jennifer Lon  at

Print the order form below and forward to the Battleship. Thank you!







Many “Friends of the Battleship” have charitable intent and want to help financially support this historic warship for posterity.

If you own an IRA, and are over the age of 70 1/2, the IRS mandates that you must take a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) each year.  This requirement was suspended in 2020, but is due to reappear in 2021.

Are you aware that you can designate a portion of your RMD to the Battleship New Jersey in the form of a Qualified Charitable Contribution (QCD)?  Here are the specifics on how it works, and the many advantages to the taxpayer:

Using your RMD as a charitable contribution will exclude that amount from your adjusted-gross income (AGI) for the year, which means that in addition to reducing your income taxes, it also can decrease the amount of Social Security that is subject to tax and potentially lower your Medicare premiums. (You may be able to take a QCD from a Roth IRA, but there is no tax advantage.)

If this sounds like a strategy that could work for you, here are some things you need to know… LEARN MORE