Celebrate Freedom by donating to the 9-11 Memorial Fund...
As we celebrate the 234th birthday of our nation, Anne Arundel County is building a powerful reminder of how we must stand united in support of freedom. A memorial will be built in honor of those who lost their lives in the terrible attacks on this country on September 11, 2001. Please be a part of this historical effort to raise funds for this important memorial.
The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County has established a 9-11 Memorial Fund to aid in the cost of building the 9-11 Memorial to be & Police headquarters in Millersville. Groundbreaking is slated to begin immediately and completion shall be within the year.
On September 11, 2009, County Executive Leopold requested and was granted, from the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, two steel beams from the 9-11 salvaged rubble of the World Trade Center. These 2 steel beams will be the center pieces of the memorial, funded by cash and in-kind donations. The historical artifacts will honor our first responders and educate future generations about the price of freedom and the importance of vigilance.
According to County Executive Leopold, "the terrorist attacks on our country were a wake up call to every American, and this memorial will be a constant reminder of our freedom, unity and vigilance." County Executive Leopold continued by saying, "In the true spirit of community, I am asking individuals and members of the business community to come forward and support this project. People can donate their time, their money and their expertise to make this memorial something we can all be proud of. We must never forget."
According to County Fire Chief John Robert Ray, "The memorial will be a wonderful tribute not only to the people that lost their lives that day, but will also be a constant reminder of the sacrifices that the men and women of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department contend with each day, in the course of protecting the lives of others."
"This memorial will serve as a place of reflection and respect to all the victims of the worst terrorist attack to occur on United States soil. It is dedicated to all the public safety personnel who responded that day and continue to respond each day, remaining ever vigilant to protecting the liberties and freedoms of our great nation." as stated by Chief of Police Colonel James Teare, Sr.
How Can You Help ?
Donations are being accepted by the Arts Council through checks, Paypal and/or credit cards (Visa /MC). Checks should be made payable to the Arts Council and clearly identified as9/11 Memorial Fund and should be mailed to the Arts Council office at 2666 Riva Road, MS 8150, Annapolis, MD 21401. Credit Cards may be processed over the phone by calling 410-222-7949. Paypal donations may be made using the Paypal button below.
Additionally, there are four tiers of sponsorship.
Tier 1- The memorial will include a "Hero's Path" of bricks which are available for purchase in 3 different sizes.
Small bricks (4" x 8") are $100 and will include up to 3 inscribed lines of text with no more than 18 characters per line.
Medium bricks (8" x 8") are $175 and will include up to 6 inscribed lines of text with no more than 18 characters per line.
Large bricks (16" x 16") are $350 and will include up to8 inscribed lines of text with no more than 18 characters per line OR for an additional $100 donors may choose to include a company logo and no more than 3 additional lines of text.
Tier 2- Trees of life will be planted throughout the memorial honoring the lives of those who perished. Plaques will be displayed at the base of each tree recognising our sponsors. Tree sponsorship is $2,500 and includes a tree plaque, as well as, recognition on the website & in all press information.
Tier 3- Several benches will be available for those remembering to sit and reflect. Plaques will be adhered to the benches recognising our sponsors.Bench sponsorship is $5,000 and includes a bench plaque, 6 VIP invitations to the dedication ceremony, as well as, recognition on the website & in all press information.
Tier 4- Surrounding the memorial's central beams will be several informational plaques with sponsor acknowledgement inscribed at the bottom. Informational plaques sponsorship is $10,000 and includes an individual's/company's name listed at the bottom of the plaque, 12 VIP invitations to the dedication ceremony and recognition on the website & in all press information. If applicable, a direct link to the company's website will be available.
In-kind donations are also being accepted and one plaque recognizing all in-kind donors/donations (exceeding $5,000) will be displayed.
Volunteers are also needed to complete the memorial. Additional information for volunteering is available through the Volunteer Center of Anne Arundel County. Please send your name, phone number and e-mail address to email@example.com.
Please download the flyer for more details.
Payment of Donations/Sponsorships
Inscription Order Forms MUST be complete and include a check or credit card info.Completed forms should be returned to: The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, 2666 Riva Road, MS 8150, Annapolis, MD 21401.
Checks should be made payable to The Arts Council and clearly identified as a 9/11 Memorial contribution in the memo section.
Credit cards (VISA/MC) may be used over the phone by calling the office at 410-222-7949 for donations only.
Paypal contributions may be made in $10 increments. Please press the "Add to Cart" button below and then update your quantity for a larger donation.