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Join Our Navigators Circle for 2019/20!

We invite you to become a member of the Navigators Circle for 2019/20 by making a contribution in one of eight tribute categories:

Mark V $100,000 or more
Admiral   $50,000 to $99,999
Ranger   $25,000 to $49,999
Ironsides   $10,000 to $24,999
Tomol     $5,000 to $9,999
Islands     $2,500 to $4,999
Marina     $1,500 to $2,499
Explorer     $1,000 to $1,499

*Gifts in support of special events will be recognized separately

You may donate by filling out our pledge form online. We would appreciate receiving full payment on pledges no later than June 30, 2019. Gifts may be paid online (PayPal or credit card), by check, or securities.

Those supporting SBMM’s education programs, exhibits, and lectures at a level of $1,000 or more will become exclusive Navigators Circle Members. Navigators Circle Members receive the following:

  • Have their names inscribed on the special Navigators Circle Tribute Wall to be installed prominently at the Maritime Museum. Supporters may select recognition in their own names, or a tribute “in honor of” or “in memory of”
  • Be listed as Navigators Circle Members in a newsletter and annual report for the year of giving to the Navigators Circle
  • Be invited, along with a guest, to attend exclusive and unique appreciation receptions and educational events honoring all members of the Navigators Circle
  • Annual donors of $2,500 and above will also be invited to a special reception cruise on a boat such as the Spirit of Dana Point, and other special excursions
  • Be invited to cruise aboard the Maritime Museum’s 100-year-old flagship Ranger
  • Receive 10 free guest passes and a one-year family Crew membership to the Museum
  • Receive free admission for family and friends to the Museum’s monthly lectures and select film screenings


Help Chart Our Future

As a member of the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum’s Navigators Circle you are providing vital support to:

  • Fund more than $300,000 for Educational Programs
  • Place more than 450 young students aboard a tall ship for the night
  • Place more than 500 young students in our Marine Science Program
  • Bring education and history to life for up to 8,000 students annually
  • Pilot new education programs, such as Ocean Connections and Museum on the Move
  • Send our docents to local schools’ Science Fairs
  • Host school groups at the Museum for docent-led tours
  • Fund more than $150,000 in exhibits and collections preservation
  • Upgrade and repair current exhibits
  • Bring traveling shows such as Mermaids
    Photography by Ralph Clevenger
  • Catalogue, conserve and display important local
    maritime artifacts
  • Welcome more than 40,000 visitors annually
  • Preserve, display and celebrate the Point
  • Conception Lighthouse First Order Fresnel Lens, the most important maritime artifact along the Santa Barbara Channel
  • Achieve AAM Accreditation, demonstrating best practices for museums
  • And much, much more!

Please contact Executive Director Greg Gorga at (805) 456-8742 or should you have any questions about our Navigators Circle.