Your support is as important as the wind in our sails.
Investing in World Ocean School directly supports the thousands of students we serve, our beloved National Historic Landmark schooner Roseway, and the longevity of the organization. We know you believe in our mission as much as we do. Thank you for your contribution.
We welcome contributions of all shapes and sizes. Along with regular monetary donations, we are able to accept gifts of stock and/or work with you on planned giving options. Please contact us for details.
Easy ways to support:
- Set up a sustaining donation
- Shop online for World Ocean School and Roseway merchandise
- Let Amazon donate for you, when you shop through the Amazon Smile program
- Purchase items for the WOS Wish List on Amazon
People that are over 70 ½ with retirement assets, are required by the IRS to withdraw a portion of their funds and pay taxes on it. The IRS allows you to take up to $100,000 from your RMD for charitable donations. If you use your RMD for a qualified charitable donation, then you do not have to pay taxes on that withdrawal.
Learn more about the different funds you can give to:
About the different funds:
Supports the operation and growth of the organization through providing funds that can be used wherever the organization most needs them
Roseway Preservation Fund
A 137' Grand Banks schooner built in 1925, Roseway has been designated a U.S. National Historic Landmark. Of the more than 4,000 schooners built in Essex, Massachusetts, it's one of only three still sailing today. In 200
Supports the development and execution of new and long-standing programs for students worldwide
Andrew Rowley Scholarship Fund
Supports under-served students and programs in the Virgin Island and Boston in honor of a special and generous former Board member who loved and supported Roseway‘s programs during his life
Roseway's Main Sail Fund
Roseway's remarkable sails keep us moving between 5 and 6 years, and our main sail is up for replacement. We need your help to make that happen! Roseway’s 94-year history is remarkable for all the various careers she has
In the spring of 2016, World Ocean School, with the help of the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI), established an Endowment Fund. CFVI seeded it with $10,000 which has served to kick-start the continued g
Roseway's Foresail Fund
Roseway's remarkable sails keep her moving for 7-8 years, allowing her to sail port to port offering students a transformative experience. Currently, her foresail is up for replacement, and we need your help to fund it!
Philanthropy for those over 70 1/2
Are you over 70.5 years old? Do you have retirement assets? Reduce your retirement tax bill by taking a qualified charitable distribution from your IRA to support World Ocean School! Did you know that people that are o
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