Wow! More than 40 years of Pride tradition under our keel, thanks to you and other generous supporters over the years. Pride II can easily sail into the coming decades, with one requirement: sustained income. Maintaining a wood tall ship from year to year is costly. The ship is owned and managed by the 501(c)3 nonprofit Pride of Baltimore, Inc., which relies on individual donations, corporate philanthropy, and grants to bridge the gap between earned income and operating expenses each year. Yes, we do receive some funding from the State of Maryland, but that funding only covers about one-third of our expenses. If you have an interest in keeping Pride of Baltimore II sailing, please help us to do just that.
We hope that you'll join the Privateer Society, a special group for sustaining, or monthly, donors. Setting up a recurring monthly donation will spread your gift across the whole year and you won't need to remember to make an annual donation. Plus, we schedule several free sails a year just for Privateer Society members! Sustaining gifts are very helpful to us in planning for the future because we can predict to some degree the monthly donations that we can expect to receive. You can join the Privateer Society for as little as $5 per month.
If you aren't ready to join the Privateer Society today, click here to give a one-time gift instead. Every donation is very much appreciated.
Thank you for helping to keep the wind in our sails!