Member Update – Independence Seaport Museum

BECUNA and OLYMPIA, Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

BECUNA and OLYMPIA, Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Independence Seaport Director John Brady shared some good news this morning.

According to a May 15 article on philly.com:

The Independence Seaport Museum announced Thursday that it had received four gifts totaling $13.9 million, more than doubling its endowment and marking one of the largest gift totals ever made to the Penn’s Landing institution, founded in 1960.

John Brady, head of the museum for four years, called the contributions “an endorsement” of the museum’s direction, which he characterized as akin to “a transformation.” 

The gifts announced were $4.5 million from newly elected board chair Peter McCausland; $4.4 million from longtime museum supporter Peter R. Kellogg; $3 million from H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest, owner of Philadelphia Media Network and publisher of The Inquirer; and $2 million from an anonymous contributor.

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20150515_Major_gifts_double_Seaport_Museum_s_endowment.html#JF1U5rPQkIcZp4wc.99

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