Sail Nauticus’ mission of inspiring, instructing, and impacting Hampton Roads children through sailing and maritime sciences would not be possible without the generous support of our donors. These area businesses and individuals have graciously contributed both time and treasure to our programs, allowing us to purchase equipment, hire staff, and maintain the community programs that we offer.

If you are interested in contributing to Sail Nauticus, donations are accepted at a number of different giving levels and we’ll be happy to help craft a giving plan that suits your personal needs. Click here to donate today.

If you have equipment or other services to offer which may help us with our mission, please contact


Maryellen Baldwin
Exec. Director, Navy League, Virginia Beach, VA
Vice Chair:
Edward W. Wolcott, Jr.
Wolcott, Rivers, Gates, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Ed Whitmore
President, Norfolk Tug Company, Norfolk, VA
RADM Charles J. Beers, Jr., USN (Ret.)
Norfolk, VA

Judy Barret
Senior Vice President, Private Banking
Townebank, Norfolk, VA

Jeffrey Brooks, USN (Ret.)
Senior General Manager, NASSCO Earl Industries, LLC, Portsmouth, VA

Capt. J. William Coffer
President, Virginia Pilot Association, Virginia Beach, VA

Kenneth J. Crofton
President, Crofton Construction Services & Crofton Crane Rental & Rigging
Vice President, Crofton Diving Corporation, Portsmouth, Virginia

William W. “Bill” Crow
President, Virginia Ship Repair Association, Norfolk, VA

The Hon. Paul D. Fraim
Mayor, City of Norfolk, Norfolk, VA

Elaine Holt
Manager, Customer Relations, Newport News Shipbuilding, Huntington Ingalls Industry, Newport News, VA

Mark Honecker
Executive Director, Chief of Staff Fleet Forces Command
U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, VA

J.J. Keever
Virginia Beach, VA

VADM Alexander Krekich, USN (Ret.)
Norfolk, VA

William S. Magann, Sr.
President, W.F. Magann Corporation, Portsmouth, VA

RADM Michael Nowakowski, USN (Ret.)
Chesapeake, VA

John  Reinhart
CEO, Executive Director, Virginia Port Authority, Norfolk, VA

Dr. Linda Sevigny, NBCT
Deputy Superintendent of Teaching and Learning
Norfolk Public Schools, Norfolk, VA

Robert T. Taylor
Virginia Beach, VA

Elizabeth Weller
Executive Vice President of Administration
Gold Key PHR Hotels & Resorts, Virginia Beach, VA