About Launching Leaders

The Campaign For SEA

Launching Leaders: The Planning Process

Launching Leaders began in late 2016 with a planning study. Staff, along with our campaign consultants, met with donors to understand their values and priorities, and ultimately develop a campaign fundraising plan that would best connect donors with SEA’s priorities. With the guidance of our Campaign Committee members, who ensured that our case for support was both in alignment with our strategic plan and reflective of donor priorities, the campaign began in the spring of 2017, with a focus on raising funds for our ships, campus, and endowment. Launching Leaders is scheduled to conclude in autumn of 2022.

Celebrating the Campaign

During the first four years of the campaign, leadership donors contributed more than $18 million toward the total goal of $20 million. We’re 90% to goal, and, have to thank our lead donors for our tremendous result thus far.

Excitement! We are on track to reach the entire campaign goal of $20 million by autumn 2022. That’s something to celebrate!

So, celebrate, we will. We look forward to the opportunity to properly thank all our Launching Leaders donors for their vital role in this important endeavor. Your generosity is instrumental in helping SEA reach this important fundraising milestone. We look forward to celebrating the successful completion of the campaign and to an even more remarkable future for SEA.

Homeward Bound

We need you! We need you to help us on the homeward stretch. To successfully complete the Launching Leaders Campaign, we strive to raise an additional $1.5 million by October 31, 2022. We need you, our broader SEA community, to help us get there.

Please join SEA in this important initiative and help to inspire and educate ocean scholars, stewards, and leaders for decades to come. If you are in the position to make an elevated campaign gift at this time, we thank you in advance!

Launching Leaders is the result of years of energy, commitment, and generosity. We have our loyal donors, both past and future, as well as our dedicated Campaign Committee to thank for this milestone moment in SEA’s 50th anniversary year. Every gift in every amount counts and propels us closer to our fundraising goal. With you we are on the homeward stretch to achieving the meaningful impact at SEA. Thank you!.

To make a gift or if you have questions about where your campaign gift might be of best use, please contact Polly Lyman, Director of Development, plyman@sea.edu, or call her at 508-444-1914

For more information, contact:

Polly Lyman
Director of Development
(508) 444-1914