"We have not heard this from any prospective donors and don't think we will," he said.
Yankee Air Museum backers are hoping to tap into some of that patented Rosie resolve in their efforts to transform Willow Run.
The hulking facility currently is in the hands of the Revitalizing Auto Communities Environmental Response Trust, which took over sites around the country left behind in the bankruptcy of GM.
Much of the plant has fallen into disrepair, including the portion the Yankee Air Museum is eyeing. The factory floor is littered with debris that sits among rusted-out and busted-up equipment once used to make transmissions.
Norton and his colleagues hope to change that soon.
The millions left to raise represents "a significant amount of money," he said.
"However, if we didn't think we could do it, we wouldn't have started it in the first place."
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