Giving Tuesday and One Hand

This #GivingTuesday, November 28, we invite all alumni and friends to join the global event and extend One Hand to Maritime students in need. Make your 100% tax-deductible donation NOW to take advantage of a one-time $25,000 match by an anonymous alumnus donor!

    Giving Tuesday and One Hand Student Relief Fund 2022


    What is #GivingTuesday?
    Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2022, #GivingTuesday is a global movement that unleashes the power of ‘radical generosity.’ Since its inception, it has grown to include hundreds of millions of people in over 80 countries around the world who come together on this day to give back (

    What is the One Hand Student Relief Fund?
    Originally established as a response to the financial crisis many Maritime College students and families experienced during the pandemic, the Fund has become a continued and essential resource to aid students who are facing extenuating financial circumstances that threaten to hold them back from completion of their degrees and licensures.

    How does the $25,000 match work?
    Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of a Maritime College alumnus, we are thrilled to offer a dollar-for-dollar match, up to $25,000 total, for all gifts made to the One Hand Student Relief Fund on, or leading up to #GivingTuesday. This means your $100 gift has the impact of $200; your $1,000 gift has the impact of $2,000; your $2,500 gift has the impact of $5,000!

    How do I participate?
    To make your donation, click the red DONATE NOW button above and select “One Hand Student Relief Fund” from the designation drop-down menu. You can sign up for monthly auto-gifts (to extend your impact even more!) or make a single gift.

    How do I set up my own challenge gift?
    To add to our anonymous challenge total or create your own class challenge, contact Lexy Rivera, Director of Annual Giving & Alumni Relations, at 718-409-4001 or

    How do students directly benefit from my gift?
    Students are informed of the relief fund throughout the year. If they are interested in petitioning for funds, they simply complete and submit a form to the Financial Aid office, which works closely with the Foundation to award funds. In the 21-22 academic year alone, we awarded almost $45,000 to 34 students.

    How do I establish an endowed fund or set up a planned gift for Maritime students?
    For more information on how to leave a lasting impact while building your legacy, please reach out to Doug Hasbrouck, VP of Institutional Advancement, at 718-409-3938 or

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    Celebrating the Admiral's Council

    Leadership donors of $1,000, $5,000, $10,000 and higher make a crucial difference in the ability of Rear Admiral Alfultis to strengthen and advance the College. Contributors at these levels move the needle dramatically, and the Council celebrates and highlights their partnerships with the school.

    Admiral's council leadership gift societies

    $1,000 - 2,499 : Maritime Society

    $2,500 - 4,999 : 1874 Society

    $5,000 - 9,999 : Leadership Society

    $10,000 - 24,999 : President's Circle Society

    $ 25,000 - 49,999 : Empire State Society

    $50,000 - 99,999 : Sallyport Society

    $100,000 + : Heritage Society

    Council members are publicly recognized and thanked in the College Annual Report, and are invited to special events including ship return and private gatherings with the Admiral.

    How Do I Cancel Monthly Donations?
    To cancel a monthly donation, contact Database Manager Elisha Brewster at 718-409-7278 or