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Planned Giving

Your consideration of a long-lasting gift to the Nauticus Foundation will provide critical support to the operations of numerous initiatives to connect our waters to our community. Leave a legacy for your family, while inspiring someone else’s.

For more information on how you can make a lasting impact, please contact Rehn West, Development Director, at Rehn.West@norfolk.gov or 757-664-1011. 

Battleship Wisconsin Commemorative Giving Opportunity

Who is your hero? Honor your veteran, first-responder, relative or friend with a permanent plaque aboard the historic Battleship Wisconsin. Military or civilian, living or deceased – an engraved plaque placed aboard the last battleship built by the United States Navy is a meaningful and memorable gift.

In-Kind Donations

Whether you’re interested in donating an item from your personal collection, offering complimentary print, broadcast, or digital ad space, or lending your expertise in a specific field, we welcome inquiries on all types of in-kind donations. Please contact us at development@nauticus.org.

Amazon Smile

Select Nauticus as your Charity!

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Nauticus whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. Use the link below when shopping on Amazon to support Nauticus!

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Become A Member

Members who join at the Educator Level help sustain Nauticus’ exhibitions, innovative programs, collections and history of our natural waterways. Members at the Educator Level  receive all memberships benefits plus exclusive amenities.

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Give back through volunteering and join our crew!

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Exhibit & Event Sponsorships

Celebrate the science and practices of maritime world! Learn about upcoming events/exhibits that support our mission and available corporate/individual partnerships to expand your philanthropic impact.

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Host an Event

All event rentals directly support the Nauticus Foundation. With an array of spaces to choose from including the Half Moone Cruise Terminal, the Nauticus Museum and the Battleship Wisconsin, there is something for everyone.

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Donate Stock

When you make a gift of appreciated securities, you enjoy a double benefit: You’ll receive a charitable tax deduction for the full market value and pay no capital gains tax.

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