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Annual Events

The Annual Gala is the premier fundraising event for Cal Maritime and its cadets. In addition to an evening of dining and camaraderie, the Gala presents a wonderful opportunity to network with alumni, parents and friends of the University, as well as colleagues in the maritime industry - all while raising scholarship support for today's generation of cadets through ticket sales and auction items.


  • Event ticket $250
  • Admiral Sponsor $30,000
  • Live Auction Sponsor $25,000
  • Silent Auction Sponsor $20,000
  • After Dinner Reception Sponsor $20,000
  • Commodore Sponsor $15,000
  • Presidential VIP Reception Sponsor $10,000
  • Captain Sponsor $10,000
  • Commander Sponsor $5,000
  • Cadet Table Sponsor $5,000
  • Cadet Sponsor $500

Golf Tournament
The Golf Classic has been in place since 1999 when Dr. B.C. Kinsgbury, a former chair of the California Maritime Academy Foundation, started the first golf tournament to benefit the cadets of Cal Maritime. Since then, the event's recent success is credited to the former golf tournament chair, the late Captain Fred Henning, a 1995 graduate. We honor both B.C. and Fred at each tournament by directing funds raised to benefit memorial scholarship endowments in their names.

Golf Tournament Sponsorship Levels:

  • Presenting sponsor $10,000
  • Gold sponsor $5,000
  • Major sponsor $2,500
  • Dinner sponsor $2,000
  • Tee Party sponsor $1,500
  • Lunch sponsor $1,000
  • Refreshment sponsor $750
  • Tee sponsor $350

Captain’s Receptions
Alumni, Parents and Friends are invited to a reception aboard the Training Ship Golden Bear. The Captain's Receptions are a long tradition and opportunity for the Cal Maritime extended family to be a part of Summer Cruise at select ports of call. Included in the ticket price are hors d'oeuvres, desserts and refreshments.
Cost: $25 for 12 and older; $15 for under 12

Day on the Bay
Sail aboard the TSGB and anchor in SF Bay to enjoy a front row seat at the Blue Angels air-show. Ticket prices include all day non-alcoholic beverages, light continental breakfast, lunch, and Oktoberfest on the Fantail. Live music is provided.
$150.00 per person
$75 for enrolled cadets and children ages 5-12
Reunion Class Special: $125.00 per person, limit two (2) tickets