Support Adventure and Education Under Sail
Posted by Tall Ships America on October 1, 2012
As we wrap up another exciting and successful year of Tall Ships® events, education and advocacy, we want to take a moment to thank you for your interest in Tall Ships America. Since 1973, Tall Ships America has supported the ships, people, and programs of education under sail. Thanks to our members and supporters, young people today continue to experience the transformative power of ships and the sea.
It’s also a very good time to remind ourselves of just why this matters. Click here to read a few short statements from four individuals whose lives have been dramatically, positively, and permanently changed through their sail training experiences. They are representative of countless young people throughout our history who have gone to sea, and there discovered their own limitless capacity to succeed.
Now, more than ever, we must challenge and inspire the next generation, and prepare them to take the helm in a rapidly changing world. We know how to do it, but we need your help. Please join us in this effort, by contributing now to our Annual Appeal. This is a vital part of our fund raising effort that provides 20% of our budget. This year we have already received generous pledges for a $50,000 Challenge Grant that will match your contribution dollar for dollar. Your gift of $5,000 will be worth $10,000 to the ships and programs of Tall Ships America.
Your contribution of $1,000 or more includes membership in our special donors group, the Nathaniel Bowditch Leadership Society in which you will enjoy exclusive privileges and acknowledgments in recognition of your leadership as outlined in the enclosed flier. We look forward to welcoming you at future Nathaniel Bowditch Leadership Society activities and functions.
The work of Tall Ships America has never been more important: more scholarships and more support for vessels and programs are needed so that the life-changing challenges of leadership development will continue to be available for today’s youth. We will close our Annual Appeal on December 31, so please take a moment and make your gift now to support adventure and education under sail™.