Our mission is simple – To Honor & Educate
Your support cultivates a unique learning environment that connects generations.
We're funders of a one-of-a-kind, world class experience that's more than a museum. Your gift supports experiences only Patriots Point can offer.
AREA OF GREATEST NEED
Your gift equips the Foundation & Patriots Point to be nimble and respond to priority projects as they arise.
Provide scholarships and funding for one-of-a-kind learning opportunities. Our education programs – like Flight Academy and the Institute of History, Science, & Technology – provide structured lessons in STEM and soft-skills (like communication and leadership) to tens of thousands of South Carolina students annually, both on board and in-school programming.
Keep Patriots Point a dynamic, interactive and imaginative learning experience! Together we’re opening more of the USS Yorktown, USS Laffey, and the Vietnam Experience to the public and upgrading the museum to “bring it to life” for everyone who visits.
USS Yorktown Foundation Supports Patriots Point
Honoring history and heroes in an awe-inspiring setting, Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum is America’s first aircraft carrier museum. Nearly 400,000 people visit Charleston Harbor every year to relive history aboard our legendary ships – and to behold the only Vietnam Naval Support Base Camp in the United States, Medal of Honor Museum, and the Cold War Submarine Memorial. Patriots Point is South Carolina’s leading heritage attraction, and with your help, we can maintain this distinction for generations to come. To preserve the living history of Patriots Point, we need all hands on deck. Although Patriots Point is a state agency, the museum receives no appropriated funding and looks to the USS Yorktown Foundation for assistance. Your donation will help fund exhibit renovations improvements onboard the USS Yorktown; fund new education programs; and fund upgrades to the museum’s technology to keep Patriots Point a dynamic, interactive and imaginative learning experience. We hope you’ll embark on this next journey with us.
New Text-To-Give Donation Initiative
“The support generated through the USS YORKTOWN Foundation is very important to helping us carry out our mission to honor and educate…The funding we receive through this new initiative will provide scholarships to thousands of kids across the state so that they can experience an educational program aboard the USS YORKTOWN. It will also be used to support future symposiums and the development of exhibits.”Mac Burdette, Executive Director Patriots Point
Text the word “heroes” to 843.606.5995
USS Yorktown Foundation
40 Patriots Point Rd
Mount Pleasant SC 29464