Give to the Seattle Maritime Academy

By donating to Seattle Central College’s Seattle Maritime Academy, you will help us provide quality education to the next generation of mariners. The Seattle Maritime Academy works to:

  • Open more doors to family-wage jobs and rewarding maritime careers
  • Provide a better-trained workforce through simulation exercises
  • Meet the maritime community’s professional development needs

Become a Plank Holder

With the opening of the new Seattle Maritime Academy building, supporters have a unique opportunity to become plank holders.

Historically, crew members present at a ship’s first commissioning are given “ownership” of a plank on the main deck. Today, plank ownership is also applied to members of newly commissioned units, military bases and recommissioning crews. In keeping with this strong maritime tradition, donors can become a plank holder and receive personalized recognition in the new building for years to come.

This special giving program provides invaluable unrestricted support for Seattle Maritime Academy’s students, programs and operations. Thank you for your support!

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