Annual Support (Operating Fund)

Like all 501(c) 3 organizations, the USS LST Ship Memorial, Inc. requires the generous support of donors to keep the ship operating on an annual basis to provide the educational tours to thousands of visitors. Donations, combined with visitor fees, help pay for the basics of electricity, water, heat, cleaning and trash, and to pay for the materials used by volunteers to maintain ship on a daily basis.  Your generous support keeps the ship ready to welcome visitors who learn about the outstanding service of all LSTs from World War II to the Korean War and later service in Vietnam.

Contributions may be made by mailing your gift along with either the pdf or excel donation form below to:

USS LST Ship Memorial
Attn: Maintenance Fund
840 LST Drive
Evansville, Indiana 47713

Leave a Legacy

We invite you to support our mission and preserve the living history of all who served during more than 40 years of active service for future generations. Become part of our legacy.

You can become a Legacy Donor by making a planned gift to the USS LST Ship Memorial, Inc. Your gift will allow us to permanently honor all those who served around the world during times of conflict and peace.

There are a number of gift planning options, from a bequest in your will to life-income gifts. In taking the time to compose an effective legacy plan, we urge you to respect and balance your commitment to the USS LST Ship Memorial, Inc. and the needs of your family and heirs. Please contact your financial or legal advisor to find out more information regarding what steps you need to take to support the USS LST Ship Memorial, Inc. through a planned gift.


Gifts That Benefit Us After Your Lifetime


Beneficiary Designations

Endowed Gifts

Give My Home, But Live There for Life

Gifts That Pay You Income

Charitable Gift Annuities

Charitable Remainder Trusts

Gifts You Can Make Today

Memorial and Honorary Gifts

Charitable Lead Gifts

Donor Advised Funds

If you have made arrangements to include the USS LST Ship Memorial in your plans, please let us know about it:

USS LST Ship Memorial
840 LST Drive
Evansville, Indiana 47713

Or email the information to:

For more information on making a contribution to the USS LST Ship Memorial, please contact your financial or legal advisor. You can also contact the museum’s staff to answer any questions you may have at 812-435-8678.

Matching Gifts

Many companies encourage philanthropy by matching their employees’ gifts to non-profit agencies. Most match the gift dollar for dollar, and some will even double or triple the amount. Participating companies may also recognize donations made by retirees and/or spouses of employees.  

Generally, a matching gift will go toward the same program as your donation unless your company’s policy requires otherwise. The matched funds sent to USS LST Ship Memorial will count toward your total giving and donor recognition.

Will my company match my gift?

To find out if your company has a matching gift program, please inquire with your company’s human resources department or company website.

How does it work?

Some companies require the employee to complete a Matching Gift Form, usually available from personnel or human resources. Other companies ask their employees to submit the request online. If your company requires a paper form, complete your portion and send it to us. We will do the rest!

Send your matching gift form to:

USS LST Ship Memorial
840 LST Drive
Evansville, Indiana 47713


A Bravo Zulu to all of our Corporate Sponsors and Donors!  Without their support we would not be able to share this important piece of history.  Thank You.