Intrepid Museum
A dramatic Hudson River presence on midtown Manhattan’s west side, and now the new home of the long-awaited Space Shuttle Pavilion, the Intrepid is among America’s largest maritime museums, welcoming more than 900,000 visitors annually. The Intrepid Museum Foundation was founded by Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher to memorialize the distinguished World War II aircraft carrier, and to honor the men and women of the armed forces and their families. The Intrepid destroyed 650 enemy planes, sunk 289 enemy ships and lost 270 men to bomb, torpedo and kamikaze attacks. The Fisher family, including Intrepid Co-Chairman Kenneth Fisher, maintains seats on its board and is the museum’s largest supporter.