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The Gift That Keeps Giving

Did you ever have a friend family member who simply lived and breathed boating? Why not honor that person by making a donation to the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water. Your generous contribution will ensure that future generations can continue to enjoy the pasttime that brought so much happiness to your special person's life.

Click the button at right to donate through and enter the name of your friend of family member in the section entitled "Dedicate my donation". Or you may contact Chris Edmonston, President, BoatU.S. Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water. He will gladly discuss your options for making a donation in honor of a friend or family member.

Please contact Mr. Edmonston via e-mail (, or via mail at:

BoatU.S. Foundation
Attn: Honor A Friend
880 South Pickett Street
Alexandria VA 22304

We will send a note card to your friend or loved one to acknowledge that a donation to the Foundation was made in their honor.

This year, the Foundation is raising money for one of its most popular life-saving programs, the Life Jacket Loaner Program for Kids, which makes children’s life jackets available to boaters who are unprepared for visiting children or whose kids have outgrown their old life jackets. Over 350 locations nationwide loan kids-sized life jackets on a daily basis, free of charge.

Each year the need for life jackets outgrows the number that the BoatUS Foundation has available to loan. Our program goal is to raise $50,000 by this spring to meet this need – we’re counting on you!

For as little as $10, your tax-deductible contribution will fund the purchase of a child’s life jacket – or for $250, your gift will buy enough supplies to establish a new life jacket loaner location. You can even give this gift in memory of or to honor a friend. We need your help to make boating safer for children.

Thank you for your support!

Photo above left: courtesy HRM.

Honor A Friend

Clicking on the link above will open a new window directing you to the Network for Good website.
Or call 800-245-2628

Ways To Give:

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To view our latest annual report click on the image above.

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