Support Carolina Coastal Classrooms

How can you help Carolina Coastal Classrooms stay underway?

Carolina Coastal Classrooms, Inc. is a non-profit foundation whose mission is to help students understand and appreciate our coastal waters and maritime heritage through hands-on shipboard educational experiences. Our programs offer experiences onboard our 1915 skipjack ADA MAE and eventually onboard the schooner CAROLINA, a reproduction of a19th century North Carolina coastal fishing and trading schooner. Our educational vessels ADA MAE and eventually CAROLINA will operate daily as sailing educational classrooms. Students and their classroom teachers will learn about coastal ecology, marine biology, science, math and social studies as they explore and discover the treasures of our state's natural resources. We need your financial support in helping this new and exciting environmental education program for coastal North Carolina.

Your charitable gift will help make these kinds of hands-on educational experiences a reality for today's students and teachers. Carolina Coastal Classrooms' programs are designed to excite and ignite student's interests in learning through practical applications of shipboard skills. Carolina Coastal Classrooms, Inc. will augment and partner with the traditional school based classrooms to make science and math applicable, relevant and FUN.

Please help by making your gift of financial support to Carolina Coastal Classrooms, Inc. Pledges and gifts of support or donations of goods and services may be made at any level and may be made in various forms. A variety of gift options designed to meet your philanthropic goals are available. Making a planned gift enables you to obtain financial benefits such as charitable income tax deductions in addition to the satisfaction of making a valuable contribution. Charitable gift options include endowments, memorial funds, bequests, real estate, securities and cash gifts.

Carolina Coastal Classroom' Friends clubs provide generous support at these levels:

Chiefs $250 - $499

Ensigns $500 - $999

Lieutenants $1,000 - $2,499

Commanders $2,500 - $4,999

Captains $5,000 - $9,999

Admirals $10,000 - $24,999

Fleet Admirals $25,000 - UP

Financial support at the Captains level and above is recognized by having a brass plaque placed on the skipjack ADA MAE or the schooner CAROLINA in honor of your support or as a memorial to a loved one.

Information on other charitable gift options may be obtained by contacting
Carolina Coastal Classrooms, Inc. at (252) 638-7862.

Carolina Coastal Classrooms, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation. Our non-profit status Federal Identification Number is 56-2278722.

We appreciate your gift of support for this new and exciting educational initiative. Please share this information with others who you think may be interested. Your contributions will have a direct effect on today's students and tomorrow's young leaders and decision-makers. Thank you for helping us make our world better for all to enjoy.

Use this Easy Paypal Donation link to help Carolina Coastal Classrooms. Any level of donations is welcomed!


We thank you for your support!

Carolina Coastal Classrooms initial funding efforts in 2005 focused on the restoration of the skipjack Ada Mae.  Grady White Boats provided a $25,000 challenge grant to complete ADA MAE's restoration.  Vessel restoration and Coast Guard Certification were completed in the summer of 2008.  That summer we began operational and educational programming with an all volunteer crew. Our focus has now shifted to obtaining funding and resources to hire a full-time crew to support regularly scheduled educational programming and operations.

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Carolina Coastal Classrooms, Inc.

Carolina Coastal Classroom / P.O. Box 12566 / New Bern, NC 28561-2566 / (252) 638-7862

Capt. Ben Bunn, President and CEO -   

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