Annual Appeal 2016 – 2017


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The Sandy Hook Foundation relies on the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations to sustain its programs and projects. Any amount you can send will help to preserve Sandy Hook for future generations.  To send a tax-deductible gift, mail a check made out to The Sandy Hook Foundation, to The Sandy Hook Foundation, 84 Mercer Road, Fort Hancock, NJ 07732.

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Click here for the 2016 Appeal Letter and Donor Listl

Click here for On-line Annual Appeal donation form

Click here to make a direct SHF donation online

Click here to download a printable SHF donation form


Leaving a Legacy for Sandy Hook

 

There are many ways to establish a legacy at Sandy Hook and many of them provide significant estate tax savings.  These include gifts designated as endowments, bequests in your will, life income trusts and charitable lead trusts.  Upon considering an endowment gift, it is recommended that you contact your attorney for more details. A representative of the Foundation is available to work with your attorney on your legacy. Please contact The Sandy Hook Foundation office at 732-291-7733 for more information.


Sponsorship

 

Corporate sponsorship is crucial to the success of The Sandy Hook Foundation. These all-important donors receive recognition throughout the yearon our website, and at events.

To learn more about corporate sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Foundation office at 732-291-7733.

Join our mailing list to receive event schedules, concert updates and park information through occasional constant contacts

 


Volunteer

Volunteers are needed to help with programs like Shorebird Protection and non-native plant removal.  Contact the National Park Service at Sandy Hook at 732-872-5970 to learn more about these opportunities.


As we look forward to the new year, we ask that you please support The Foundation by contributing to our very important Annual Appeal. Hope to see you enjoying the park!

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History House

History House

History House is now open daily 1-5pm. Electrical wiring, heat and front porch installations and repairs are completed. The Sandy Hook Foundation followed NPS infrastructure work with architecturally accurate, 1940’s interior renovations. Recently donated period furniture, bed linens and wonderful personal items from the era are featured in this very popular “living museum.”

 

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Sandy Hook Foundation Beach Concerts

Click here for the 2017 Beach Concert Schedule

It wouldn’t be the summer without The Sandy Hook Foundation’s Beach Concert Series.

These concerts are free to the public, and each summer thousands of people young and old come out to enjoy live entertainment on the beach at sunset.

Brian Kirk & the Jirks

Concert-goers bring beach chairs and pack a picnic dinner so that they can listen, dance, and sing to the music of the Jersey Shore.

Sandy Hook Foundation Board members and friends

Thank You to our sponsors
Bahr’s Landing & Marina, 1st Constitution Bank and Cooper Electric Supply Co., Ocean


Join us every Wednesday evening at 6pm at Beach Area E from June – August.   Beach wheelchairs are also available on a first come, first serve basis. Weather cancellations are made at 2pm day of the show.  

** NO GLASS ON BEACH **

Check our web site or call 732-291-7733 for information. 

Please join our mailing list for all updates on Concerts and Sandy Hook Programs.


 

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End of Summer Party

 End of Summer Party 2017

Click here for brochure           Click here to attend          Click here to RSVP


The 2016 End of Summer Party (ESP) was a resounding success!
Many thanks to Chairmen Jeanne and Frank Shanley and their committee.

View from upper deck, 2016

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Sandy Hook Foundation President, Betsy Barrett (center) with guests Sandy and Bill Henning

American Littoral Society Development Director Laurie Bratone, Barbara Reale, and Kathleen Gasienica, President

 

 

 

Updates

Welcome to the new Sandy Hook Foundation Website!

We’ve updated our website to make it easier to navigate and to make your experience with us more rewarding. Please feel free to let us know what you think.

The Gateway Museum Collection

The Gateway National Recreation Area museum collection contains a great variety of objects ranging from artillery shells to sea shells. Aircraft to insects, this collection contains something of interest to everyone.

The museum holdings relate to the history of the park and include significant archival and historical collections related to the military, aviation and recreational stories and sites throughout the park.

These holdings also include an archeological and a natural history collection.

Through the generosity of the Sandy Hook Foundation, the National Park Service has been able to purchase items and add them to the museum collection.

Archival holdings include photographs, architectural drawings, manuals, maps, menus, newspapers and more. The history objects in the collection include a wide variety of items such as uniforms, insignia, cups, plaques and jewelry.

Inquires about the Sandy Hook Unit of the Gateway National Recreation Area Museum Collection can be made by contacting Felice Ciccione at felice_ciccione@nps.gov or calling 732-345-4537 .

Leasing Program / Sandy Hook Partners

The neighborhood on Sandy Hook includes esteemed research, education, conservation, and resource protection partners. To live and/or work among this venerable list of not-for-profits email forthancock21@nps.org or go to www.nps.gov/gate

 


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The Partners of the National Park Service, at Sandy Hook Unit

Please visit nps.gov/gate for volunteer opportunities


American Littoral Society

Since 1961, the American Littoral Society has worked to protect and preserve coastal water quality and habitats from Maine to Florida.  Using a blend of science, education, outreach, and through partnerships with Federal, State, local and private entities, the American Littoral Society works to restore and protect vulnerable coastal habitats. The Society promotes the study and conservation of marine life and habitat, defend the coast from harm, and empower others to do the same.  Contact Assistant Director Pim Van Hemmen for information at pim@littoralsociety.org or 732-291-0055, x101

The Army Ground Forces Association  is a non-profit tax exempt association dedicated to promoting and facilitating research, interest and pride in America’s veterans of the Second World War and other conflicts with a strong focus on the US Army’s Coast Artillery Corps. At Battery Gunnison/New Peck, part of the Fort Hancock and Sandy Hook Proving Ground National Historic Landmark, members engage in living history-based interpretive programming and help preserve and restore United States Army structures and equipment. Info@armygroundforces.com.

Clean Ocean Action protects the marine waters of New York and New Jersey using science, research, education, and citizen action.

COA Mission Statement: “Our goal is to improve the degraded water quality of the marine waters off the New Jersey/New York coast.”

Clean Ocean Action will identify the sources of pollution and mount an attack on each source by using research, public education, and citizen action to convince our public officials to enact and enforce measures which will clean up and protect our ocean.

Clean Ocean Action is a 501(c)3 tax exempt nonprofit organization.
website: cleanoceanaction.org, 732-872-0111

The Marine Academy of Science and Technology (MAST) is a four-year college preparatory high school within the Monmouth County Vocatioanl School District with a thematic, research-based focua on the marine sciences. mast.ctemc.org, 732-291-0995.

New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium is an affiliation of colleges, universities and other  groups dedicated to advancing knowledge and stewardship of New Jersey’s marine and coastal environment through its innovative research, education and outreach programs. njseagrantconsortium.org, 732-872-1300.

Nike Site NY-56 at Fort Hancock on Sandy Hook

The Nike Site at Sandy Hook is a former Cold War era missile defense facility where the public can tour the Integrated Fire Control (IFC) radar site. The Nike system was the last line of defense against the Soviet threat of that era. Our tour guides are primarily veterans who served on these sites and afford their own perspective into those times and situations. They are not only guides but also the conservators, able to offer insight into how the defense of the nation went on in facilities like this, hidden in plain sight in neighborhoods around all the major metropolitan centers. These Top Secret Nuclear Missile installations operated from the mid 50’s until 1974. The tours combine lectures, models, photographs and original equipment from the time and are open to the public several weekends a month during Spring, Summer and Fall. The dates are published on our website: http://ny56nike.weebly.com/

NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

The James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory is a federal marine fisheries research facility within NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center, whose staff conducts investigations on climate change, habitat condition, ocean acidification and contaminants, to better evaluate the effects of natural and anthropogenic activities on the productivity of fish and shellfish. The Laboratory also houses NOAA personnel supporting permitting of coastal engineering projects, promoting restoration of coastal habitats, and responding to environmental emergencies such as oil spills. In addition to NOAA staff, Rutgers University experts on beach erosion are at the Laboratory. http://www.noaa.gov/

Ray’s Bike Rentals – Click here for information

The Rutgers University, N.J. Agricultural Experiment Station monitors New Jersey coasts, including assessments of storm impacts and the development of monitoring programs, so that communities and resource managers can design effective approaches to coastal hazard management. 732-708-1462

Director: Dr. Norbert Psuty, psuty@marine.rutgers.edu
Program Coordinator: Andrea Habeck, habeck@marine.rutgers.edu

The Sandy Hook Child Care Center and Preschool is a fully-licensed, parent-run, nonprofit child care center and preschool located in the Fort Hancock Historic Landmark District of Sandy Hook, New Jersey.  Thanks to the center’s unique location, our environment is our curriculum. Sandy Hook literally provides us with nature at our doorstep – and our exceptional programs focus on teaching children to respect and love the world around them.  Founded in 1980 as a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Center has been open to the public for over 35 years and remains committed to providing flexible and affordable child care to local families in a loving and intimate environment.

Sandy Hook Foundation is the federally recognized, tax-exempt, fundraising Friends group for the National Park Service at Sandy Hook. 732-291-7733, sandyhookfoundation.org

 

 


Educational Resources

Recognizing Sandy Hook as a STEM Education Resource

 

Sandy Hook offers a rich collection of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education opportunities for visitors of all ages. This video describes recent work in which SHF has played a leadership role in bringing geoscience and environmental science concepts to students and teachers at Red Bank Middle School (RBBS).

Click here for video

 

 

 

  

 


 

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