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Help Raise Our Sails – Matching Gift Challenge

RAISE OUR SAILs
Our Goal:

We’re thrilled to announce a matching gift challenge to Raise our Sails. Please consider helping us fund new specialty-colored sails for our fleet of Harbor 20 sailboats. Thanks to Dr. John Bowers & Family, a generous supporter, and Sail Nauticus Member, all donations will be matched, 1:1, up to $15,000 now through Dec. 31, 2021.

Yes – that means, your gift will be DOUBLED! A $25 gift becomes $50, $50 becomes $100, $500 becomes $1,000! Gifts must be made by December 31, 2021 to be eligible for the match.
If Raise our Sails is completed, you will have helped us raise a total of $30,000 to support the purchase of new sails and the continued support of the Sail Nauticus Academy experience.

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Why Give?
Our fleet is used year-round by hundreds of members, community groups, and students.

Sail Nauticus is a program of the Nauticus Foundation, a 501©3 nonprofit, offering affordable community sailing memberships, lessons, workshops, summer camps, and most impactful, a free after-school sailing academy serving 6th – 8th-grade Title 1 Students from Norfolk Public Schools.

Due to our diverse programming needs, our sailboats leave the dock every day. After years of use, it’s time to outfit our boats with new sails. High-quality sails will improve reliability, handling, and speed.

Your incredible support to help us reach our matching gift goal will outfit our boats with vibrant sails to keep us sailing for years to come.

Why Give?
Our fleet is used year-round by hundreds of members, community groups, and students.

Sail Nauticus is a program of the Nauticus Foundation, a 501©3 nonprofit, offering affordable community sailing memberships, lessons, workshops, summer camps, and most impactful, a free after-school sailing academy serving 6th – 8th-grade Title 1 Students from Norfolk Public Schools.

Due to our diverse programming needs, our sailboats leave the dock every day. After years of use, it’s time to outfit our boats with new sails. High-quality sails will improve reliability, handling, and speed.

Your incredible support to help us reach our matching gift goal will outfit our boats with vibrant sails to keep us sailing for years to come.

Sail Information: 

Thanks to a partnership with Evolution Sails, we will purchase our signature specialty-colored sails in an assortment of bold colors at a discounted rate. Funds exceeding the cost of new sails will go will be used for our Sail Nauticus Academy program.  

Tax-deductible:

All gifts are tax-deductible. All donors will be recognized on the Nauticus’ website and on social media.  

Thank you to our campaign donors!

Mrs. Christine Arrasate

Dr. Jeanne Burger

Mr. & Mrs. Albert and Betsy Butzer

Mr. & Mrs. Jim and Sue Chapman

Dr. and Mrs. John F Donnal

Gettier Family Fund

Mr. Russell Held

Mr. & Mrs. Mark Kahles

Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Kirkland

Mr. Stephen Leaman

Mr. & Mrs. William and Elizabeth Murphy

Ms. Greta Gustavson and Mr. Gary Naigle

Ms. Kelly Noll

Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Raymond

Mr. Fred Rose

Ms. Rehn West & Mr. Brett Saunders

Mr. & Mrs. Lee Shawn

Mr. & Mrs. Paul Simko

Mr. Vincent Tophoff