Who Are We?

Mission Statement

The mission of the USS Indianapolis CA-35 Legacy Organization is to promote and perpetuate the memory of all who served in USS Indianapolis CA-35.

Vision

The mission of the USS Indianapolis CA-35 Legacy Organization is to promote and perpetuate the memory of all who served in USS Indianapolis CA-35.

Objectives
  • Provide resources that will inform others about the services and sacrifices of the men of USS Indianapolis CA-35.

  • Promote the story of USS Indianapolis CA-35 with the growing Indy “family” in mind, recognizing the unique contributions already being made on behalf of the Indy legacy, and coordinating efforts to promote and perpetuate the story.

  • Focus on Outreach and Communication using an engaging website which is maintained and updated regularly.

Why the Legacy Organization Was Created
  • The USS Indianapolis Survivors Organization had been active since 1960.

  • The Survivors Organization led the initiative to keep the story of the Indianapolis alive in the public consciousness.

  • Unfortunately, as the number of survivors dwindled, there was the risk that the story of the ship and its crew might fade as well.

  • A group of intrepid Indianapolis friends and family members decided to get together and create a nonprofit with the mission to perpetuate the memory of all who served in USS Indianapolis CA-35.

Who Can Join?
  • Anyone interested in the history of USS Indianapolis CA-35, the ship, her crews, or the Pacific theater of operations during World War II.

USS INDIANAPOLIS CA-35 LEGACY ORGANIZATION
 
OFFICERS & COMMITTEE CHAIRS

CHAIRPERSON - Captain William Toti, USN (Ret)

                                                                                                                 

                                               

VICE CHAIRPERSON - Admiral Richard Macke, USN (Ret)

                                                                                                             

                                                 

TREASURERJennifer Brunson

                                                           

                                               

SECRETARYKaren Thelen Corby

                                                            

                                                                       

MEMBER AT LARGETBD

       

                                                 

BYLAWS COMMITTEE: Bonnie Buckett

EDUCATION COMMITTEE: Marilyn Henry

                                                     

FINANCE COMMITTEE: Carole Raley

FLAG COMMITTEE: Olivia Hussey

FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE: Currently waiting to be filled​

MEMBERSHIP/ STUDENT MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE: Julie Rutherford Haas

MERCHANDISE COMMITTEE: Karen Thelen Corby

NOMINATING COMMITTEE: Doug Sinclair

REUNION COMMITTEE: TBD

STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE: Sara Vladic

ADHOC "HEROES IN THE SHADOWS" COMMITTEE: Jane Gwinn Goodall