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Endowment Profile- James Macintire

Spring Appeal

It's your support that keeps the Lewes Historical Society a premiere institution. The Lewes Historical Society will work with you and your advisors to design a plan that achieves your financial and philanthropic objectives. Gifts can be wonderfully simple, flexible and easy to make.

You may have received something in the mail about our spring appeal, but if not you can donate here: shop.historiclewes.org.

In 1948 Captain James Macintire (Jim) began his apprenticeship as a Delaware River pilot and became a member of the Pilots' Association in 1952. He was an active pilot for 38 years until his retirement in 1990. He loved the work and was proud to be a third generation pilot.

He served as president of the Lewes Historical Society from 1980 to 1986, in addition to serving on the Board at various times and in various capacities. A major accomplishment of Macintire's presidential tenure, one of which he was most proud, was the 1981 celebration of Lewes' 350th anniversary.

After Jim passed away in 2012, his family honored him by asking that gifts be made in his memory to the Lewes Historical Society.

Such Memorial Gifts are, by Board policy, placed in the Society’s Endowment and allowed to grow, so ensuring that Jim’s passion for Lewes is always remembered and can continue to give back forever.
Gifts to Memorial Funds established at the Society may be made at any time in memory of those named.