Buccanner Days at Catalina Island
October  3 & 4
Reserve Your Berth Now



You’re Invited! 
(Please Say Aye Aye!)

In January 2006 the Children’s Maritime Foundation Board of Directors launched a new support organization, the Officers Club to provide scholarships, new program initiatives, and operating support for the Foundation. The goal of the Officers Club is to make it possible for children in grades 3-12 to participate in a program on board the tallship American Pride, even if they do not have the fee to cover their registration. 

Currently CMF charges only about 50% of the actual cost of a program.  Even at that discounted rate, many children and/or their schools simply cannot afford to take advantage of what can be a life-altering experience for a child. 

Did you know that many of the children who sail with us live within a 20 mile radius of the ocean, but have never even SEEN it?  That’s just the beginning of why our programs are so important.  What better way to learn about physics than working with levers and pulleys to raise the sails?  Where else could you learn about basic navigation – and actually DO it?  How about understanding the environmental issues of the ocean by analyzing water samples from the port in Long Beach and comparing them with samples between Long Beach and Catalina?  And what about the opportunity to LIVE history through various programs presented by costumed crew members who use language and historically accurate information to re-create the world of sea-going passengers of the 1850’s?  Learning by doing lasts a lifetime! 

Not only will you make a difference in the life of a young person who otherwise could not afford to participate, you personally will enjoy the special rewards available through the Officers Club. The Officers Club offers many levels of participation.  Being a member not only provides a scholarship for a student, but also provides you with the satisfaction that you have helped a child learn and succeed in a living environment.   

NO CHILD FAILS on the American Pride!

The Children's Maritime Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and we depend on the generosity of our Donors who provide support to our annual operating costs. Please join our Officers Club with a donation. There are endless possibilities from which to choose how you can contribute to the Children's Maritime Foundation in a meaningful way!    





ADMIRAL   $25,000 plus

City of Long Beach
Earl & Lorraine Miller Foundation
The Boone Foundation
Annenberg Foundation


VICE ADMIRAL  $10,000-$14,999

Green Foundation


REAR ADMIRAL  $5,000-$9,999

So. Calif. Edison 
Waterman Supply
Honda Marine Motors 


commodore  $2,500-$4,999

Employees Community Fund of Boeing CA
Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation
Vernon DePauw (www.vldwoodcarver.com)


CAPTAIN  $1,000-$2,499

Helen Clinton
Gregory Clinton
Tom Murray
Union Bank of California
Avalon Rafts
Interlux Yacht Paints
High Tech High Foundation
James & Kim Discher
Taylor Made Plastic Products
Gar Travis


Commander  $500-$999

John Stevens
Ganahl Lumber
Brian Hass
Che M. Tsai


Ensign  $250-$499

Cynthia K. Slife
Tom Nguyen
Mercedes-Benz Anaheim
Coordinated Rope & Wire
Apple Printing


Purser  $100-$249

Richard Landau
Sports Chalet
Stan Johnson
Donna Nishigan McFarland
Debra & Lew Mills
Charles Cornell 
Gerald Cornell 
Patric Lira
Randy Tierney



Theresa Potter
Rae Deane Prince
Tricia Learning-Fuhrman
Aura Kupperman



Special Opportunities and Courtesies for the Officers Club

* Your name, or the name of your company or your organization may be hoisted on a banner on the ship.
Admirals Club
members will be eligible as a special guest for the Tallship Festival.

Your participation is tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Thank you for your help and donations which keep the kids coming back to the