Donate

The committee’s purposes are to:

  • Promote awareness within the State of Illinois of the construction of the USS Illinois (SSN-786),
  • Provide support for the crew during construction,
  • Help organize and raise money for the events surrounding the launching and commissioning, and to
  • Provide ongoing support for the ship and its crew after it is commissioned.

Donated funds will be used to pay for items directly related to the mission stated above, and which neither the U.S. Government nor the US Navy will pay, such as:

  • Numerous launching and commissioning events, involving thousands of persons, e.g., receptions, meals, living, travel, etc.
  • Gifts and memorabilia for Sponsors, the ship and its crew
  • Sponsor arrangements at the various events
  • Bringing crew members to Illinois to promote awareness
  • Initiating a “786 Club” for ongoing involvement by Illinois citizens

Our fundraising goal is $800,000 based on past Commissioning Committee experiences

Donations may be made on line at www.USSILLINOIS.org or by mail at:
USSICC, PO Box 96, Lockport, IL 60441

Note: 1. The USSICC is a 501C(3) organization and all donations are deductible to the extent allowed by law (IRS Form W-9 certifying the USS ILLINOIS Commissioning Committee’s 501(C)(3) status)
Note: 2. Sponsor ball caps will be shipped to sponsors by June 30, 2015; coins and photos will be shipped later this year, once the Commissioning date is settled and the ship undergoes sea trials for a photo to be taken.

Sponsorship Levels

  • Admiral
  • $50,000
  • Premier Recognition in Contribution Brochure
  • Sixteen Prints of USS ILLINOIS
  • Eight Commissioning Coins
  • Priority Seating for 16 at Commissioning
  • Sixteen USS ILLINOIS Ball Caps
  • Sixteen invitations to Captain’s Reception
  • Sixteen invitations to VIP Breakfast
  • 786 Club Initiation Fee Waived for 16
  • Logo recognition on brochures
  • Web-site logo recognition
  • Vice Admiral
  • $25,000
  • Prime in Contribution Brochure
  • Twelve Prints of USS ILLINOIS
  • Six Commissioning Coins
  • Priority Seating for 12 at Commissioning
  • Twelve USS ILLINOIS Ball Caps
  • Twelve invitations to Captain’s Reception
  • Twelve invitations to VIP Breakfast
  • 786 Club Initiation Fee Waived for 12
  • Logo recognition on brochures
  • Web-site logo recognition
  • Rear Admiral
  • $15,000
  • Preferential Recognition in Contribution Brochure
  • Ten Prints of USS ILLINOIS
  • Five Commissioning Coins
  • Priority Seating for 10 at Commissioning
  • Ten USS ILLINOIS Ball Caps
  • Ten invitations to Captain’s Reception
  • Ten invitations to VIP Breakfast
  • 786 Club Initiation Fee Waived for 10
  • Logo recognition on brochures
  • Web-site logo recognition
  • Commodore
  • $10,000
  • Priority Recognition in Contribution Brochure
  • Eight Prints of USS ILLINOIS
  • Four Commissioning Coins
  • Priority Seating for 8 at Commissioning
  • Eight USS ILLINOIS Ball Caps
  • Eight invitations to Captain’s Reception
  • Eight invitations to VIP Breakfast
  • 786 Club Initiation Fee Waived for 8
  • Logo recognition on brochures
  • Web-site logo recognition
  • Captain
  • $5,000
  • Notable Recognition in Contribution Brochure
  • Six Prints of USS ILLINOIS
  • Three Commissioning Coins
  • Priority Seating for 6 at Commissioning
  • Six USS ILLINOIS Ball Caps
  • Six invitations to Captain’s Reception
  • Six invitations to VIP Breakfast
  • 786 Club Initiation Fee Waived for 6
  • Logo recognition on brochures
  • Web-site logo recognition
  • Commander
  • $2,500
  • Recognition in Contribution Brochure
  • Four Invitations to Commissioning
  • Four Invitations to Captain’s Reception
  • Four Prints of USS ILLINOIS
  • Two Commissioning Coins
  • Four USS ILLINOIS Ball Caps
  • 786 Club Initiation Fee Waived for 4
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  • LT. CDR
  • $1,000
  • Two Invitations to Commissioning
  • Two Prints of USS ILLINOIS
  • Two Commissioning Coins
  • Two USS ILLINOIS Ball Caps
  • Lieutenant
  • $500
  • One Print of USS ILLINOIS
  • Two Commissioning Coins
  • Two USS ILLINOIS Ball Caps
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  • LT JG
  • $250
  • Two Commissioning Coins
  • One USS ILLINOIS Ball Caps
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  • Ensign
  • $100
  • Two Commissioning Coins
  • Other
  • Other Amount