Annual Fund 2022
Setting Sail for Rhode Island’s Future
OHPRI provides innovative and empowering education programs at sea and ashore to promote personal growth and professional development while raising awareness of opportunities in the maritime industry, marine trades, and defense sector for the communities of Rhode Island and Southern New England.
Your gift enables OHPRI to keep serving the Ocean State with life-changing, empowering maritime programs.
We thank you for your support.
Support the 2022 Annual Appeal:
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
DAYTON T. CARR INNOVATION FUND
In recognition of the anniversary of Dayton’s passing, a small group of dedicated friends and OHPRI Board of Directors established the Dayton T. Carr Innovation Fund. His love of Rhode Island, maritime heritage, and providing opportunities for underserved youth was the focus of his leadership. In memory of his legacy, this fund will support the workforce training and education programs, and the development of new initiatives.
Dayton T. Carr Innovation Fund
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.