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Ways to Give

Some donors appreciate the simplicity of making a direct gift of cash. Others prefer to make a bequest in their will or trust that will benefit generations to come. Still others might consider making a gift of real estate or stock. Whatever your preference, every gift to California State University Maritime Academy is greatly appreciated. Here are just a few ways to make a difference in the University.

If you have questions on the variety of giving options, please contact Robert Arp, Vice President for University Advancement and Executive Director of the California Maritime Academy Foundation at (707) 654-1037.

Check, Credit Card or Cash

Donations of cash are the simplest and most direct way to give to Cal Maritime and are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Checks must be made payable to "The California Maritime Academy Foundation," write the department, program or fund you wish to donate to on the memo line and send the check to:


California Maritime Academy Foundation

200 Maritime Academy Drive

Vallejo, CA 94590-8181

You may also make a credit card donation either as a one-time payment or in multi-month increments. To make a credit card payment by phone, contact the Foundation Office at (707) 654-1246.

Give Online

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Gifts of Securities


Planned Giving

You may be looking for a way to make a significant gift to help further our mission. With thoughtful planning, it is possible to make a gift to Cal Maritime and receive a range of individual financial benefits, including reduced taxes, additional retirement income, and more. Learn more today.

Matching Gifts

Many companies will match employee gifts to Cal Maritime. Employees should contact their Human Resource or Employee Benefit Office to confirm company matching gift benefits. Send completed paperwork to:


The California Maritime Academy Foundation

200 Maritime Academy Drive

Vallejo, CA 94590-8181


To find out if your company has a matching gift program, enter your employer's name below:

Rising Tide, Faculty and Staff Payroll Deduction

The Rising Tide campaign gives faculty and staff an opportunity to show support beyond the classroom or office. And because a rising tide lifts all boats, a decision to support our students' current and future successes has a ripple effect that will impact the lives of individuals, our Academy, and industry for decades to come. 
All faculty and staff are eligible to participate. Your contribution may be designated to any department or program on campus. Tax deductible gifts may be made by check, credit card, securities or through payroll deduction (minimum $10 per month).

Paving the Way

Paving the Way brick brochure coverCreate a personalized engraved brick to be set in Mayo Plaza. Learn more >>

Maritime Fund Leaders Circle

Donors at the these levels make Cal Maritime a priority for their charitable giving each year. Totals include matching gifts and all Maritime Fund donations made during the fiscal year: July 1 – June 30. Recognition is renewable annually. Learn more >>

Amazon Smile

You Shop. Amazon Gives. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to The California Maritime Academy Foundation whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.

You can select a different charitable organization after signing in. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Purchases through AmazonSmile enable Cal Maritime to offer students opportunities and experiences that would not otherwise be possible. Support The California Maritime Academy Foundation by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com. You can sign in using your regular Amazon account information. 

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Gift Recognition Opportunities

Cal Maritime is honored to provide special opportunities to name faculty positions, scholarships, programs and rooms to recognize extraordinary gifts. This form of donor recognition is one way for the University to honor benefactors and highlight their generosity and commitment to Cal Maritime. Please contact The California Maritime Academy Foundation at (707) 654-1037 or email rarp@csum.edu to learn more about how Cal Maritime's special recognition opportunities can help achieve your philanthropic goals.

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