Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
213 N. Talbot St.
P.O. Box 636
St. Michaels, MD 21663
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As a non-profit organization,
the Museum depends upon charitable gifts to underwrite its mission and
from restoring and preserving the world’s largest
collection of historic Chesapeake Bay watercraft
to teaching apprentice
shipwrights in the Museum’s Boat Yard
to providing innovative educational
programs for children and adults that inspire an understanding
and appreciation for the rich maritime heritage of the Chesapeake
Bay and its tidal reaches
to celebrating the heritage and culture of the
Chesapeake Bay through special events and festivals throughout
The Annual Fund
Annual Fund dollars support the Museum’s annual
operating budget and seasonal festivals, programs, and special
Whether it's to help restore an historic vessel like
Rosie Parks or to supply varnish for the hull of a newly crafted
skiff as part of the Apprentice for a Day program, your donation
to the Annual Fund goes to work right away.
This year the Museum’s
Annual Fund goal is $550,000, a vital 25% of the Museum’s annual
operating budget. A full 100% of these funds go directly into programs
and services that enhance the Chesapeake experience for the Museum’s
members and visitors.
Your gift to the Annual Fund
ensures that the Museum is able to develop innovative festivals
like the Chesapeake Folk Festival, and to bring quality Chesapeake
Bay educational programming to all.
Thank you for helping us impact more lives by making the Chesapeake a part of their story!
up to $99
$2,500 to $4,99
$100 to $249
$5,000 to $9,999
Admiral of the Fleet
$10,000 to $24,999
$500 to $1,199
Admiral of the Chesapeake
$25,000 to $49,000
$1,200 to $2,499
Admiral of the Sea
$50,000 and up
For more information on the Museum's
Annual Fund, please contact:
René Stevenson, Director of Development
410-745-4950 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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