2018 Annual Fund
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Duxbury Bay Maritime School
PO Box 263A
Duxbury, MA 02331
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Why Donate to the Annual Fund…
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-one 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. As program fees cover only half of the DBMS annual operating budget, the school relies on you to help fulfill its mission.
The 2018 DBMS By The Numbers highlights the many wonderful ways that, with your support, DBMS has opened the Bay to so many in 2018. Of particular note, are the DBMS Outreach programs. Through these endeavors on Duxbury Bay, we: -Expand the horizons of underprivileged youth from Camp Wing. -Empower individuals challenged with disabilities to take the helm. -Honor our veterans with a day of maritime fun.
What you will not see on the “DBMS By The Numbers”, are the quieter ways in which your support has enabled DBMS to provide access to the Bay. In 2018, the school gave out a record amount of scholarship. Through this important financial aid, DBMS ensured that nobody was turned away because of a lack of means. Furthermore, donations by our community allow DBMS to offer its regular programs at half their true cost!
Below you will find a list of the many generous donors who supported the Annual Fund in 2018. We can’t thank those donors enough and hope we can count on your support again!
If you are not on the 2018 list, please join our 2019 list! Your donations do make an incredible difference.
DBMS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.