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Afterguard & Captain's Table

In July 2016 SSV Oliver Hazard Perry  commenced operations and experiential education programs at sea as America’s new Tall Ship. While revenue-generating student and adult programs will sustain approximately three quarters of our annual operating budget, we seek to engage individual donors and small businesses in this distinct new annual giving program. The Afterguard Program will fund sail trainee scholarships, partnerships with public schools, youth organizations and cultural institutions, and activities that ensure wide public access and innovative approaches to education.

The Afterguard Members make a $1,000 net annual contribution. The Afterguard Program includes one additional level of support named the Captain’s Table for donors who make a $5,000 charitable contribution. 

Contributions and pledges made from December 1st, 2017 through December 1st, 2018 will enroll you in our prestigious Afterguard or Captain's Table program for 2018.  Join today to receive our member benefits listed below.

Member Benefits

  • Unique Oliver Hazard Perry Afterguard Member ball cap
  • Prominent recognition on our website
  • 10% discount of Summer Camp fee for one student family member or friend (first come basis)
  • 10% discount of Adult Program fee for one adult family member or friend (first come basis)
  • Annual Captain’s Reception in September
  • Invitations to special Port Visit events (in conjunction with the ship’s operational calendar)
  • Correspondence from students who benefit from Afterguard Member philanthropy



For more information please contact Gretchen Thor (401) 841-0080 or David Guertin, (401) 619-3990

Thank you to our 2018 Captain's Table and Afterguard Members

Captain's Table

  • The George F. Baker Trust
  • Patricia and Philip Bilden
  • Levin Campbell, Jr.
  • D'Arcy and Jason Carr
  • Bart Dunbar
  • Emma and George Lewis, Jr.
  • Judy and Whip Seaman, Jr.
  • Nancy and David Staples
  • Stratus Foundation 
  • Elaine and Rick Williams
  • Kit Weschler Williams


  • Alex Agnew
  • Holly and David Ambler
  • Anonymous
  • Lori and John Corbishley
  • Felicia Fund
  • Gwen and Austin Fragomen
  • In Memory of Teresa F. Galiani
  • Lawrence R. Glenn
  • RADM and Mrs. David A. Gove
  • Hamilton Family Foundation
  • Sara and Neal Harrell
  • Pam Kirk
  • Lisa S. Lewis
  • Barbara McGann
  • Murray Family Charitable Foundation
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Catherine Piccoli and Richard Rosene
  • John D. Picotte Family Foundation
  • B. Franklin Reinauer III
  • Morton T. Saunders
  • Ross E. Sherbrooke
  • George Thor
  • Vantage in Philanthropy
  • Dr. Kathleen Vespia
  • Jennifer Walsh and Bernard M. Wharton
  • Betty and Glenn Whisler

Every effort is made to ensure that this list is accurate and up-to-date.  That said, we have been known to make an error from time to time.  

We apologize in advance for any mistakes and urge you to contact us at 401-841-0080 to let us know.