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About The Friends

Mission Statement

The mission of the Friends Of The Kewaunee Pierhead Lighthouse is to provide financial and physical support for the restoration and ongoing maintenance associated with the lighthouse.

Vision Statement

Once preserved, the lighthouse and other historical and maritime features in Kewaunee will become an educational and recreational asset to the community.

Restoration of an Icon

The Friends of the Kewaunee Pierhead Lighthouse are a non-profit 501(c)3 organization with a governing board, designed to help facilitate the restoration and public experience of The Kewaunee Lighthouse.

The Kewaunee Pierhead Lighthouse is a beloved community icon and a reminder of the local maritime history shared by the early settlers, shipper-merchants, and recreational enthusiasts of today. Still serving as an active aid to navigation, the City of Kewaunee received ownership of the lighthouse from the National Park Service in 2011.

Thanks to GRANTS and DONATIONS, the restoration has begun!


Friends of the Kewaunee Pierhead Lighthouse
Areas of Responsibility


  • 501c(3) non-profit

  • Fundraising & Merchandise Sales

  • Tours & Education

  • Volunteers

  • Community Outreach & Engagement

City Lighthouse Advisory Committee

Areas of Responsibility

  • Historic Preservation Planning & Implementation

    • Projects are approved by a historic architect prior to final approval

    • Projects approved by Kewaunee City Council prior to beginning

  • Historic Research

  • Grant Funding

Meet the Board of Directors


VICE-PRESIDENT - Jake Heffernan (2025)

SECRETARY - Denise Anderson (2026)

TREASURER - Amy Degeneffe (2025)

MEMBER-AT-LARGE - Heather Heffernan (2025)

MEMBER-AT-LARGE - Judy Gum (2026)

MEMBER-AT-LARGE - Tom Skubal (2026)

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