Right now, during this unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island needs your help more than ever. Your donations will enable us to weather this storm and keep being able to serve the Ocean State with our life-changing, empowering maritime programs. Please consider making a donation today; no amount is too small.
With all hands on deck, we can sail through this squall together. Thank you for your support, and don't give up the ship!
Select a donation tier to make a one-time gift today
or make a recurring donation (via Paypal)
We also welcome you to mail in your donation. Checks should be made out to Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island and mailed to:
Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island
11A Bridge St
Newport, RI 02840
OUR SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS
THE PERRY CORPS SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This fund provides training and enrichment opportunities focused on a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) curriculum for students aboard the Oliver Hazard Perry while providing exposure to careers in the maritime industry, marine trades and defense sector. These programs include multi-day and single day voyages as well as training on and off of the ship in partnership with industry and other not for profit organizations.
THE VIRGINIA WAGNER SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Named in memory of Captain Virginia Wagner, a highly respected mariner in both the worlds of tall ships and yachting, this fund has been rededicated to specifically underwrite opportunities for girls and women exploring and pursuing careers in the maritime industry through experiences connected to the Oliver Hazard Perry and OHPRI.
VICE ADMIRAL THOMAS R. WESCHLER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND
Named in memory of OHPRI’s founding chairman and visionary, this fund provides for the professional development of Oliver Hazard Perry crew members, including conference attendance, licensing, and credential-based training.