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Donors Make The Difference

Our mission is to connect people to the world’s waters, because that is how we are connected to one another. Across our nation and the world, we see daily reminders of the forces at work pulling communities apart. During these times, we believe our Museum has a powerful narrative to tell about community and what binds us together. We strive to provide an intellectual and emotional experience that is shared by generations, across cultures, and without barriers or judgement.

It’s not just about displaying artifacts, but having our visitors learn and feel something, while awakening and introducing them to their maritime roots. It is through exploration of our collection and engaging experiences that we connect people to the world’s waterways. Donors like you help us do that.

Your contribution will help us continue to share our maritime heritage.

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Honor Roll of Supporters

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Annual Fund

Annual Fund

Your support as a Donor provides the financial foundation to The Mariners’ Museum and Park. All Annual gifts are 100% tax-deductible. Your donation ensures that future generations will have the opportunity to experience The Mariners’ Museum and Park for years to come.

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Monthly Giving

Monthly Giving

With monthly gifts, you are able to decide what makes sense to you while still having an incredible impact on The Mariners’ Museum and Park through the year. By spreading gifts over a full year, donors find they receive as much as they give.

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The Mariners’ Society

The Mariners’ Society

Supporters of The Mariners’ Society are leaders and innovators helping to shape and sustain the future of The Mariners’ Museum and Park by providing an important source of annual contributions of $1,000 of more.

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Bronze Door Society

The Bronze Door Society

With a minimum annual gift of $1,000, you join a group of community leaders who are playing a role in ensuring the preservation of the world’s rich maritime heritage. Each year, members of the Society cast their vote for a range of projects developed and presented by Museum staff, directly supporting the Museum’s conservation efforts.

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Gifts of Tribute

Gifts of Tribute

Consider making a lasting gift for a friend or family member in the form of a Gift of Tribute. Gifts made in honor of, or in memory of, loved ones will provide a legacy for those who are being honored and memorialized.

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The Legacy Society

The Legacy Society

Whether you make a commitment through your will, living trust, retirement plan, life insurance policy, or a charitable remainder trust, your gift will ensure that The Mariners’ Museum and Park continues to inspire the next generation.

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IRA Transfer/Gifts of Stock

IRA Transfer/Gifts of Stock

If you are 701/2 years old or older and own an individual retirement account (IRA), you must take a required minimum distribution (RMD). You can give up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to The Mariners’ Museum and Park without having to pay income taxes on the money.

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Donate an Object

Donate an Object

The Mariners’ Museum is a collecting institution. We rely on the generous donation of artifacts from public and private sources as a way of expanding or filling gaps in the collection.

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For more information on these ways to give or Company Matching Gifts, IRA Transfers and Gifts of Stock, please contact the Development Office at (757) 591-7705 or email development@MarinersMuseum.org.