October 25, 2024 – Corinthian Yacht Club in Tiburon

This year, Call of the Sea’s annual Gala is extra special as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Call of the Sea.

That’s 40 years of:

  • Helping students learn about the ocean and discover its richness
  • Improving lives in the diverse Bay Area community by helping young sailors experience the thrill of sailing tall ships
  • Sending some of our deckhands on to maritime academies and careers at sea

And importantly, it’s 40 years of incredible support from the Call of the Sea community to ensure that our unique experiential education and maritime history program continues to expand and include the latest scientific and historical discoveries. 

Students learn about maritime history, navigation, seamanship, oceanography and much more!

Thank you! It’s because of donors like you that more than 40% of the young people we serve are able to sail and learn with us through scholarships and transportation subsidies. 

As we look to the future, we continue to focus on strengthening our impact. We are working to: 

  • Increase the accessibility of our programs to a broader range of students and underserved groups through scholarships and travel subsidies 
  • Deepen the environmental education we offer, and
  • Provide a greater variety of voyages and sailing experiences  

We need to inspire a generation of young people who embody a love of the natural world and who feel a genuine call to create solutions that will result in a healthy climate. Our programs have never been more needed. 

This year we face extraordinary challenges. As you are no doubt aware, the cost of everything has risen. That includes insurance, fuel, food for the crew, spare parts, paint, lines, and well, everything! 

Call of the Sea’s on the water programs give students a chance to experience hands-on STEM education that promotes environmental stewardship and builds self confidence.

That is why we’re asking you to help us celebrate our 40th anniversary and achieve our goals with a generous gift of sponsorship for our gala on October 25, 2024, at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Tiburon. Proceeds will strengthen scholarship funds and help cover bus transportation costs, to serve a wider range of in-need children than ever before. Your sponsorship will also support boat maintenance, and general operating costs, ensuring a strong next 40 years for Call of the Sea.  

We have a range of options for first-time donors and long-time supporters. We are grateful to you for considering a bigger gift than ever before to help us celebrate this milestone!  

Sponsorship Level Benefits Investment
Commodore

Exclusively available to one partner

Headliner naming and logo on all materials 

Presentation opportunity at Gala40 (maximum 5 minute), and 1 Reserved Table 

Pre-Gala40 “briefing.” A social gathering with an informative focus on a topic such as ocean literacy, maritime history, or diversity and inclusion in experiential education, at a location of your choice  (Matthew Turner, your home, or office), 

50% discount on full-boat charter or full-year 50% discount on any sails (Matthew Turner or Seaward) 

Framed Certificate of Appreciation

$50,000
Admiral Leading position name and logo on all materials 

1 Reserved Table at Gala40

50% discount on full-boat charter or full-year 50% discount on any sails (Matthew Turner or Seaward) 

Framed Certificate of Appreciation

$25,000
Captain Name and logo on all materials 

1 Reserved Table at Gala40

25% discount on full-boat charter or full-year 25% discount on any sails (Matthew Turner or Seaward)

Framed Certificate of Appreciation

$15,000
Lieutenant Name and logo on all materials 

4 reserved seats at Gala40, 15% discount on full-boat charter or full-year 15% discount on any sails (Matthew Turner or Seaward)

 Framed Certificate of Appreciation

$10,000
Ensign Name and logo on some materials 

4 reserved seats at Gala40, 10% discount on any sails for one year (Matthew Turner or Seaward) 

Framed Certificate of Appreciation

$5,000
Mate Name and logo on some materials 

2 reserved seats at Gala40, 

One-time 10% discount on any sail, excluding charters (Matthew Turner or Seaward)

Framed Certificate of Appreciation

$2,500

PLEASE NOTE: Reserve sailing dates early. All sailing discounts are subject to available space. Not all dates may be available. Sailing dates subject to weather, equipment issues and other possible delays at the Captain’s discretion.

Act Now, Opportunities are Limited!

To lock in your sponsorship or explore a partnership, please contact Ben Delaney, Interim Executive Director 917-862-6572, ben@callofthesea.org, or Elizabeth Hunt, Director of Advancement 402-203-5214, advancement@callofthesea.org

All sponsorships must be prepaid preferably with your company or personal check. Contact us for information on wiring funds or for other methods.Thank you!