Join Our Navigators Circle for 2018/19!

We invite you to become a Charter Member of the Navigators Circle for 2018/19 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 through an inscription “in honor of” or “in memory of” another.
  • Be invited, along with a guest, to attend an exclusive and unique appreciation reception/educational event honoring all members of the Navigators Circle.
  • Receive 10 free guest passes and a one-year family Crew membership to the Museum.
  • Be invited to cruise aboard the Maritime Museum’s 100-year old flagship Ranger.
  • Be listed as Navigators Circle Members in a newsletter and annual report for the year of giving to 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.
  • Receive free admission for family and friends to the Museum’s monthly lectures and select film screenings.


Help Chart Our Future

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

  • Place up to 600 young students aboard a tall ship for the night
  • Place up to 500 young students into our Marine Science Program
  • Bring education and history to life for up to 8,000 students annually
  • Upgrade and repair current exhibits
  • Bring travelling shows such as Jack London Photography to our community
  • Send our docents to local schools to teach navigation and charting skills
  • Bring school groups to the Museum at no cost to them
  • Catalogue, conserve and display important local maritime artifacts
  • Preserve, display and celebrate the Point Conception Lighthouse First Order Fresnel Lens, the most important maritime artifact along our Central Coast
  • And much, much more!

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