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There are three ways to get involved with our submarine monument project. First, you can simply donate some money to our effort by using the donation procedures outlined below. If you’d like to become an active member of our Monument Steering Committee, please shoot us a note using the postal or email addresses shown below. Steering Committee members for the project meet on a monthly basis to shepherd the project along, and perform whatever support tasks are needed. Finally, you can simply be a “Friend of the Project”, that is, a person interested and supportive of the effort, and willing on occasion to provide leads, information or help as your situation allows.
The USS PHOENIX (SSN-702) Cold War Monument Foundation
P.O. Box 30892 Phoenix, AZ 85046
IF I CHOOSE TO DONATE, WHERE DO MY DONATIONS GO??
Thank-you for considering a donation to our USS Phoenix (SSN-702) Cold War Monument Project. We have been working on this project for over 25 years and have ﬁnally reached the fund-raising stage. We have the parts; we have a City-approved spot to place them; we have an approved preliminary design concept; and we have some professionally-generated cost estimates for completing the project. Along the way, we formed an all-volunteer, non-proﬁt veterans’ foundation entity called the USS Phoenix (SSN- 702) Cold War Monument Foundation to manage the project. We decided the work involved in managing a tax exempt organization was more than we could handle with our volunteer workforce. Instead, we formed a “pass-through” partnership with an existing 501(c)(3) foundation which was willing to receive monies and provide our donors with a tax deductible charitable donation opportunity. That entity is called the HomeSmart Helps Foundation. It was created and is being managed by HomeSmart International, LLC, a large, multi-state real estate company headquartered in Scottsdale. The founder of HomeSmart is a long-time supporter of our project and he has authorized the use of his company’s charitable foundation as a repository for our donated monies. Once you have made a donation, your monies will be collected by our Cold War Monument Foundation Treasurer and then deposited for safekeeping into a separate, special submarine monument account of HomeSmart Helps. Once received by HomeSmart Helps, you will be issued a paper receipt usable for claiming a tax deduction. One hundred percent of your donations will be used for the planning, marketing and construction of the monument. If you have questions or concerns along the way, please address them to our Treasurer, Ms. Sharon Harrison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Captain Carol Culbertson, USN(ret), Chairperson, 602-799-9480
Captain Pete Lumianski, USN(ret), Director, 602-997-9580
LCDR Lynn Bennett, USN(Ret),
Director, Treasurer 602-670-6606
DONATION METHOD: The preferred donation method is by check. Make checks payable to the HomeSmart Helps Foundation with a note in the memo line “USS Phoenix Monument”. HomeSmart is our 501(c)(3) donation partner for our monument project, as noted above. Please include your contact information with your check if you’d like to become a Friend of the Monument.
Please Mail To: USS Phoenix Monument P.O. Box 30892, Phoenix, AZ 85046