The empowering, life-changing experiences that we offer aboard SSV Oliver Hazard Perry are made possible by your generous donations.
Your contribution will not only allow us to continue to offer programming both dockside and underway, but will also ensure that the ship is maintained to rigorous United States Coast Guard and American Bureau of Shipping standards and endorsed for unrestricted voyaging. We are committed to making hands-on training in marine trades, maritime education, and traditional sailing available to all citizens of the Ocean State.
Select a tier below to donate online now to our general programs, or choose to support one of the scholarship funds below.
Thank you for your support of Rhode Island's flagship and tall ship ambassador.
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.