Boysie Bollinger donates $1 million for Coast Guard museum

The National Coast Guard Museum Association received a $1 million contribution from Donald “Boysie” Bollinger, the CEO and chairman of Bollinger Enterprises, New Orleans, toward the association’s goal of building a museum in New London, Conn., The (New London) Day reported.

Museum association members met in New Orleans last week with donors to discuss the project, which has raised $30 million toward an end goal of $100 million, the association’s executive director Wes Pulver told The Day.

Bollinger formerly headed up Bollinger Shipyards, which builds vessels for the Coast Guard including the latest class of patrol craft known as the FRC, or fast response cutter. A museum near the Coast Guard Academy is still years away, but the project gained momentum this year when association chairman James Coleman Jr. purchased the historic Union Station in New London as part of the long-range plans for a downtown museum.

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