Building a Ship…Building Community

                                                   Join the Blue Sea Leadership Society

Join us in creating Matthew Turner, and bring history alive now and for generations to come.

By becoming a member of the Blue Sea Leadership Society, you will ensure that thousands of youth and adults will experience hands-on sailing of the ship, marine environmental education, as well as the power and wonders of nature while sailing aboard Matthew Turner.


Ships Crew Level ~ Gifts of $250:


Helmsman Level ~ Gifts of $500:


Deck Watch Level ~ Gifts of $750:


Watch Captain Level~ Gifts of $1,000 + or 250 volunteer hours benefits:


Boatswain Level ~ Gifts of $2,500 + or 500 volunteer hours benefits:


Ships Officer Level ~ Gifts of $5,000 or 1000 volunteer hours benefits:

Officer of the Deck Level ~ Gifts of $10,000+ or 2000 volunteer hours benefits:


Sailing Master Level ~ Gifts of $25,000+ benefits:


Chief Mate Level ~ Gifts of $50,000+ benefits:


Lieutenant Commander Level ~ Gifts of $100,000+ benefits:

Blue Sea Leadership Society Membership Details

Please discuss with our staff any questions or options that may be available at higher levels of giving.

Support for the MATTHEW TURNER Project 

Thank you for supporting the Educational Tall Ship and MATTHEW TURNER brigantine project. Your donation helps us realize our goal of expanding experiential learning opportunities for Bay Area youth. Educational Tall Ship is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization [Tax ID: 45-2468759]. All donations are used for charitable purposes and are tax deductible to the extent of the law.

You can donate online or if you would like to mail a check, our address is:

Educational Tall Ship

2330 Marinship Way #150

Sausalito, CA 94965


Securities For more information on gifting securities or to set up a wire transfer, please contact the Development office at 415-847-0426.

Employee Matching Gift Programs
Many employers offer matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. If your company has a matching gift program, you can double or triple the value of your contribution! Contact your Human Resources department for eligibility information and to obtain a matching gift form, and follow your employer’s matching gift procedures.

In-Kind Donations
In-kind contributions include gifts of materials, equipment or services that are given without charge. Gifts in kind are tax deductible for the fair market value of the item or service. Please call the Development Office if you would like to make an in-kind donation. To determine tax deduction status, please consult your tax accountant.