USS Thresher

Arlington National Cemetery

Memorial Project

USS Thresher Commemorative Monument

Dedication Ceremony & Reception Fundraising



Help us cover the estimated $52,186 cost associated with the USS Thresher ANC Memorial dedication ceremony and reception with a tax exempt donation.


Two fundraising programs are offered. Click on each for additional information:

  1. Corporate Sponsor
  2. USS Thresher Family Sponsor


You have two options to facilitate your contribution:

  1. Online with Flipcause (Processing fee of 4.95% + $30 cents per transaction.)
  2. Send a check made out to "USS Thresher ANC Memorial Foundation" to our Treasurer:


RADM John Clarke Orzalli

23 Pearl Road
Nahant, MA 01908-1163


If you choose the no fee check donation option, please register your support on our Google Docs USS Thresher Arlington National Cemetery Commemorative Monument Project Supporter Form to receive periodic status updates.


The IRS approved our 501(c)(3) form 1023 and granted us Tax Exempt Status on June 27, 2018, retroactive to March 7, 2018.  Our EIN is 82-4860038.


Anticipated costs for the dedication ceremony & reception total $52,286 and include the following:


Item                                                             Cost Estimate

Invitations                                                    $2,000

Dedication Ceremony Programs         $7,500

Shuttle Trams                                              $7,280

Reception Hall Rental                              $6,000

Catering for 1000                                     $24,406

Musical Entertainment                             $3,000

Lighting                                                            $2,000

                                                 Total               $52,186



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Thank you to all  who contributed over $60,000 to cover the costs of the monument design, construction, transport, foundation stone & installation, perpetual care, incorporation and 501(c)(3) filing fees, mailings and presentation documentation. Your donations were crucial to being granted approval. Our fundraising focus is now on the dedication cermony and reception.

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