Beacons of Light – The Campaign for Nobska


 Since 2015, with strong community support, a successful annual fund, and project-based grants, Friends of Nobska Light (FoNL) has completed the initial goal of rehabilitating the Lighthouse Tower and developed a Master Plan for the historic buildings and site. However, the Nobska story is far from complete. There is more work to be done. To that end, FoNL launched a phased comprehensive capital campaign in May 2018 to advance the transformation of the Nobska Light property. 

Funding Priorities

 1. Preservation and Restoration – Required Investment: $2.5 Million

Complete the historical preservation and rehabilitation of Nobska Light Tower, transform the Keeper’s House into a public facility, and improve the overall accessibility of the Nobska Light property. 

2. Maritime Museum and Education Programs – Required Investment: $1.25 Million

Establish a Maritime Museum and develop innovative exhibits, public education programs for all ages, and activities that fulfill the mission while engaging strategic partnerships for collaboration.

3. Fiscal Sustainability – Required Investment: $1.25 Million

Develop effective strategies to address Nobska Lighthouse and Maritime Museum’s long-term financial stability and sustainability, incorporating the diversification of revenue sources, inclusive of ongoing operations and campaign costs during the three-year period.

Options for Giving

  • Pledges: Donors may spread their pledge payment over three years in order to make larger commitments and fulfill them at a comfortable pace. Donors are asked to complete a pledge form to ensure that your pledge details are accurately recorded and understood.
  • Send a Check by Mail: Checks should be made out to: Friends of Nobska Light (please designate ‘Capital Campaign’) and mailed to: PO Box 183, Falmouth MA 02541 
  • Give Online: To make a donation online, use the Donate below.
  • Gifts of Securities: Donors who choose to give securities may receive a charitable tax deduction for the full market value of the securities when they are transferred.
  • Memorial or Honorary Gift: Tribute gifts can be made in honor or memory of a loved one or member of the community. All gifts are eligible for tribute designation as part of your recorded pledge.
  • In-kind Gifts 
  •  Bequest

If you are interested in making a special contribution to capital giving, contact Catherine Bumpus, Executive Director, at

Friends of Nobska Light is a 501(c)(3) organization as determined by the Internal Revenue Service. Your gift is tax-deductible to the extent permissible by law. Please contact your tax adviser to understand all circumstances surrounding your potential donation. 

Help Friends of Nobska

Your contribution now will enable us to meet our goals for this year. Your generous pledges will fund our mission into the future.

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