Annual Appeal 2017

Here's what inspiration looks like aboard Roseway

Our Annual Appeal Goal is $100,000

All gifts matter, and we gratefully accept your contribution so we can continually make a difference. Explore and contribute below how much your gift could make an important impact to World Ocean School in 2018.

Letter from the director

Now, more than ever, there is need for student engagement, inspiration and connection. World Ocean School makes that happen every time we set sail. Since 2002, over 20,000 students have crossed Roseway's historic landmark deck. In fact, this past year alone we engaged 992 students on our transformative learning platform.

We are committed to empowering students from all backgrounds to reach their full potential as responsible, productive, and engaged community members. We provide authentic experiences that teach transferable life skills and help develop character. We inspire academic and vocational advancement. In our safe environment for learning, students build strong relationships with each other and with our caring, dedicated, and hardworking crew.

Your support enables us to continue leveraging our rich history — and propels us toward our goal of having greater impact on more students every day.

Please join me in donating to our important work today. Thank you for your part in this success.

Eden Marie Leonard
Executive Director,
World Ocean School


Where we spend your gifts:

  • 78.6% Programming
  • 14.9% Fundraising
  • 6.5% Administration

79 cents for every dollar go directly to our programs.

Of the 992 students aboard this year:

  • 50% Male, 50% Female
  • 51% African American
  • 27% White
  • 15% Hispanic
  • 6% Asian

More than 74% of our students attend predominantly low-income public schools.

Thank you, from the World Ocean School Board of Directors:

Mark Zook - Chair, Steve Briggs - Vice Chair, Joe Crimmins, Tod Cunningham, Rob Erskine, Maggie Foley, Josh Gitelson, Abby Kidder - Co-Founder of World Ocean School, Amanda Pullen, Susan Roche, Jenny Villone