Your Support Makes a Difference

Ways to support CBMM include becoming a member, giving to the Annual Fund, donating a boat, volunteering, and making arrangements for planned giving. However you choose to get involved, CBMM has an opportunity to fit your needs.

Become a Member

Members provide critical support for CBMM’s legacy of exploring the rich history, environment, and culture of the Chesapeake Bay. Plus, there are unique perks at every level!

Donate a Boat

Our Charity Boat Donation Program accepts gently used boats year-round from people just like you. The procedure for donating your boat is simple and straightforward, with our team handling all the paperwork!

Explore Planned Giving

A planned gift is a wonderful way to support CBMM while accommodating your own philanthropic goals. Join the Lighthouse Legacy Society to make a meaningful and lasting contribution!

Make a Donation

Your gift supports everything from education and boatbuilding programs, to restoration projects, interactive exhibitions, and irreplaceable objects in our collection. Donate now to enable CBMM to educate and inspire the next generation of Chesapeake Bay stewards!

Become a

Share your time, your talent, and your experience! CBMM volunteers engage with the community in an environment that empowers them to participate and grow.

Why Support CBMM?

“CBMM gave me the opportunity to learn and experience more about the Chesapeake Bay’s history. I enjoy volunteering and sharing that knowledge with thousands of visitors each year. I’ve included CBMM in my estate plans to help ensure those efforts will continue when I am just a faint memory.”

Bill Hough Lighthouse Legacy Society