DBMS Annual Fund

Make your contribution to help sustain the wonderful work done here at DBMS!

New MA tax law change

***As of January 1, 2023, all Massachusetts taxpayers may now deduct charitable contributions on their state return. If you cannot itemize and receive a deduction for charitable contributions on your federal return, you will still be eligible to receive a deduction on your state return. The new deduction is available for contributions made to qualifying nonprofits based in Massachusetts or out of state. Note that contributions must meet the requirements of Internal Revenue Code Section 170. In addition, they can only offset Massachusetts Part B Income (essentially, not Interest/Capital Gains/Dividends).

What did the Annual Fund allow us to do in 2023?

Deliver over 100,000 hours of mission serving programming and award over $80,000 of scholarships!

Looking to have a major impact?

Become a DBMS Founder

Below are some of the examples of what your gift can do!

Send in your check to:

Duxbury Bay Maritime School
457 Washington St, Duxbury, MA. 02332
ATTN: Ali Spolsino
Please write the fund you mean to contribute to on the memo line of your check.

For donations via ACH transfer, stock gifts or In-Kind donations contact Development Manager, Alex Smith.
(781) 934-7555, email alex@dbms.org

If you would like to contribute directly from your Donor Advised Fund to DBMS, please click below to locate and follow the steps. Thank you for your support!

A little history…

In 1997, a small group of individuals founded the Duxbury Bay Maritime School with a simple idea, “to connect the community to Duxbury Bay.”  Outgoing Board Chair, Fred Clifford, describes it best:

“No organization that I have been involved with comes even close to the deep satisfaction as DBMS. Perhaps because this miracle started with an idea and a few individuals with a passion to make it happen. We started from scratch, with nothing – no money, no land, but with this idea. And then we sought and received overwhelming support from our community. And we made it happen.”

Now, twenty-three years later, it is truly remarkable what this idea has become. Each year, DBMS connects thousands of individuals to Duxbury Bay through a wide variety of educational and recreational programming. Yet, these connections simply would not be possible without the sustained support of our community.

A special thanks to our 2023 DBMS Donors…

And welcome to the newest DBMS Founders*

Admiral
$5000+

The Clifford Family Foundation
The Ellison Foundation
Alden Park
Anonymous in honor of Rob & Ali Spolsino*
Bayside Marine Corp.
Fred and Barbara Clifford
Stew and Nealy Clifford
Consider the Lilies
Maxence Crossley
Shawn Dahlen & Co.
Wells and Leelie Dow in honor of Linc Dow
Duxbury Yacht Club Charitable Foundation
Jane T. N. Fogg
Grafton Memorial Fund
Eric and Kimberly Granat
Dan and Cheri Haas
Rick and Nancy Heath
Chuck and Teak Hewitt, III
Peter and Sue Hoover
Inwardbound Psych, LLC.

The Kelly Family Foundation
Lavishly Dunn
Peter and Mary Ellen Lawrence
Chuck and Harriet Leonard
Levitate Foundation
Bill and Susan Looney
Richard and Patricia Loring
Jon and Josie Marston
Maslennikov Family
Ann Kinnealey-Millman*
Jim and Rosemary Phalen
Gary Powell
Bill and Lynn Rice
Safe Family Foundation
Saquish Foundation
Vincent and Wendy Spiziri
Jeff Stracka and Linda Klein*
Peter and Meghan Quigley
Wooley-Clifford Charitable Foundation

Captain
$1000 – $4999

Anchor Capital Advisors
Anonymous
William and Victoria Babcock
Thomas Barr
Kelli and Andrew Bentinck-Smith
Lisa Bitting
Boston Beer Co.
Bolvin Wealth Management
Blüfish
Stephen and Alicia Bolze
Boston Marine Society
Scott and Deborah Casagrande
Charles and Martha Clapp
Hope and Brian Daley
Peter and Laurel Dimatteo
Mike and Jamie Dimatteo
Kip and Cammie Doble
Francis and Christina Doran
Duxbury Boosters
The Febeo Family
Christine Hamori
Jake Hesson
David and Debra Hines
F. Sherman and Diane Hoyt
Frank and Jane Hyer
Howland Capital Management
The Jodoin Family
Charles Kane
Stephen and Marilyn Kaszynski
Lineal, Inc.

Law Mom, LLC.
Ned and Janet Lawson
Locally
The Lorimer Family
Capt. Paul Malo
Lynn Marples
Ed Mayo
Paul and Lynn Moretti
Jimmy and Holly Morris
Kevin and Ann Mullins
Kathleen and Peter Muncey
Bonnie and Jay Noonan
Plymouth Bay Orthopedic
Pellegrini Family Dentistry
Phillips Tree & Construction
Priester Foundation Fund
Nancy Riegel
Charles Riviezzo
Arnold Roest
George and Michelle Russo
Elizabeth Ryan
Brian and Amy Sack
Sargent Child and Family Services
Harry and Terri Scott
Jeffrey Stracka & Linda Klein
Dan and Marjorie Sullivan
The Tice Family
Titos
Phil and Jen Thorn
Veronica’s Sweetcakes
Raymond and Cornelia Wareham

Commander
$500 – $999

Steve and Alexandra Amoratis
Marianne Alvarez
William Austin
Kelsey and Josh Berman
Bluefish Barre
South Shore Sotheby’s International Realty
Sue Bradford
Willis Briggs
Glenn and Linda Brodie
Jennifer Burtner
James and Jacklyn Dinneen
William and Katherine Dixon
Rick Frank
Gary and Colleen Gallagher
Greg Gomer
Mark Guidoboni
Thomas Guilfoile
Vailse Travel Concierge
Island Creek Oysters, Co.
Kaila Jenkins
Soren and Ruth Jensen
Marta Johnston
William Worthen King
Kingston Yacht Club

Lee Larkin
Peter and Susan Maguire
Dave and Marcia Manly
Kenneth McCarthy
Jette Meglan
Dick and Sheila Morse
Patrick O’Connell
Thomas and Nancy O’Neill
Brainard Patton
The Pineau Family
PM Plus Printing
Mark Roberts
Roche Brothers
The Sohmer Family
Linn Spalding
Nancy Spolsino in memory of Bob Spolsino
Paul and Allison Szachta
Virginia Tocci
Janet Trefry
John and Kathleen Turner
Waterfront Realty
George and Anne Ward
Sophia Watson
Jason Wolfson

Lieutenant
$250 – $499

Julia Adams
Mark Barry
Paul and Lindsay Belcher
Barbara Chapman
Tim Crowley
Sally Donahue
French Memories Bakery
Stefani and Bill Gellman
Dominick Gigante
Nancy and Barry Gonder
Darren and Caitlin Humphreys
Jones River Storage Park
Christina Khoo
Ted and Amie Lawson
Ethan Lieberman
Mark McAuliffe

Kate and Bill Neville
Mitchell and Kathleen Oliver
Catherine Pierce
Eric and Janine Pontiff
Rockland Athletics
Kenneth Roman
Catherine and Brian Sargent
Snug Harbor Fish Co.
Jon and Julia Thompson
United Way of Mass Bay – Merrimack Valley
Marcella Vallarelli
Rory and Michelle Vandamme
Douglas and Linda Von Iderstein
Allen and Suzanne Walker
Frederic Withington

Ensign
$100 – $249

Dennis Austin
Diane Barker
Doug and Barbara Bartlett
Len and Dolly Bicknell
Joseph Bevilacqua
Linda Bolesta
Michael Cho
Dean and Sherry Clark
Tina and Bruce Corson
Charlie Cosgrove
Tom and Sharon Cronin
Ginny Davis
Chris and Bethany DeCollibus
Richard DeLeon
Doug Stewart and Betsy Disharoon
Weatherly Dorris
Duxbury HS Sailing Boosters
Meg Duffany
Larry BravermanTimothy Frye
Patrick and Stephanie Gagnon
Cepta and Tony Graceffa
Grippo Family
Alice Hall
Charles Harvey
Robert Hayes, Jr.
Fenway Health
Friends of Duxbury Council on Aging
Robert and Charlyn Heidenreich
Mike and Penny Herlihy
Sidney Holmes
Sherman Hoyt
Delmont Irving
Shirley Jenkins
Michael J Kelly
Doris Kellar

Thomas and Linda Kinsella
Jessica and Jared Klebanoff
Bill KreinHeidi Laird
Robert and Laura LeClair
Elizabeth Loring
Chirs and Becky MacDonald
John and Elizabth MacKinnon
Louise Mallette
Linda Malone
Meyer Family
Martin and Jennifer Monaghan
Ocean Spray Cranberries
Sandy and Chelsie Olney
Merle and Mary Ott
Eric K Pape
Carina Perry
John and Fostria Rachwalski
Peter Rapelye
Gary and Kimberly Rauch
Patricia Rega
Jean Robinson
Cathy Savery
Susan Schofield
The Segalini Family
Suzette De Marigny
Takeda Pharmaceuticals
Drew and Jen Tenney
Michelle Thibodeau
Squeakie Thompson
Fred Trezise
John and Julia Truelove
Edward Vena
Fred Karns and Susan Winslow
Kent Zelle

Bos’n
$1 – $99

Amazon Smile
Anonymous
Baumgarten Family
Edmund Corvelli
Mary Cusack
Rebecca Firth
Bill and Maggie Kearney
Walter and Mary Beth Hempel
Bill and Laura Kerrigan
Ann Kirby
Hauke Kite-Powel
MacEwan Family
Daniel and Meghan MacMillian

Marshall McCarthy
Kathleen McInerney
John and Betsy Nordell
PayPal Giving Fund
Melody Quine
Jeffrey Redmond
Kyle Roderick
Alison Setterbo
Mike and Anita Sullivan
Lynne Walsh
Elisabeth Weske
Sara Wilson