Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Home Port Alliance for the USS New Jersey, Inc.

  • Camden, NJ
  • www.battleshipnewjersey.org

Mission Statement

The Battleship New Jersey's mission is to preserve, restore, exhibit and intrepret the history of the USS New Jersey and her veterans.

Main Programs

  1. Tours of the Battleship New Jersey

ruling year

1999

Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer since 2012

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Philip P Rowan

Keywords

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naval, museum, historic, maritime, military, preservation

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EIN

22-3604324

Also Known As

Battleship New Jersey Museum & Memorial

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

History Museums (A54)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Tours of the Battleship New Jersey

The Battleship New Jersey has a variety of programs. The museum offers three distinct tour routes, serves as a locale for community, corporate and private events, offers educational classes that meet core curriculum requirements and offers overnight encampments. The Battleship Blast, an annual fundraising gala, coincides with the Independence Day fireworks display across the Delaware River.

Category

Memorials & Monuments

Population(s) Served

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Charting Impact

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  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    The four principal goals of the Battleship New Jersey Museum & Memorial are the restoration and preservation of the USS New Jersey (BB-62) and Iowa Class US Navy battleship that was first commissioned in May of 1943, to honor the 55,000 sailors and marines that served on the New Jersey through her four commissionings, the education of the public about the ship's history and the improvement of the waterfront area of the City of Camden, where the ship is berthed.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    In order to achieve the goals of the Battleship New Jersey Museum & Memorial the Home Port Alliance for the USS New Jersey is implementing the following strategies:
    1. Operate the museum following sound business principles.
    2. Foster favorable relationship with the State of New Jersey and local governmental units.
    3. Develop a wide-base of supporters.
    4. Open new areas of the ship in order to attract visitors and supporters.
    5. Support volunteer efforts on the restoration of the ship and education of the public.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    The Battleship New Jersey Museum & Memorial has the capability to properly operate and maintain the museum and memorial. Human resources include full and part-time staff of 61, 300 active volunteers and over 800 members that support the museum. A network of contractors have been identified and retained to provide additional services that are beyond the capability of the staff and volunteers.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    The Battleship New Jersey Museum & Memorial measures its performance in terms of the completion of identified restoration projects, visitor attendance, numbers of youth serves and fundraising goals achieved.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    The Battleship New Jersey Museum & Memorial has completed the majority of the identified projects. The ship is now open to guests in the large part. The opening of the Engineering Tour is the last area of the ship that needs to be rehabilitated and opened to the public. Two other major projects include the replacement of the teak decks and the dry docking of the ship to overhaul the hull.

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HOME PORT ALLIANCE FOR THE USS NEW JERSEY INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Home Port Alliance for the USS New Jersey, Inc.

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Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer

Philip P Rowan

BIO

Phil Rowan has served as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Battleship New Jersey since February of 2012. He retired from public serve after serving 27 years as CEO of several governmental organizations including the New Jersey Urban Development Corporation and the Camden County Improvement Authority. Mr. Rowan retired from governmental service in in 2014 and established a management and redevelopment consultancy. Mr. Rowan was a founding member of the Home Port Alliance for the USS New Jersey. He served honorably in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

John Ryan

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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