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Here’s How to Make a Gift or Learn More
By mail: Boothbay Sea and Science Center, PO Box 332, East Boothbay, Maine 04544

Online: Just use the button at the right to donate using your credit or debit card.

By Donating Boats and/or Equipment.
BSSC accepts used boats and marine equipment in very good condition and in good working order.

By Giving to the Wish List
BSSC welcomes contributions from individuals or businesses wanting to donate tangible assets (new or gently used, in good condition). See our most current list here.

By Corporate Giving
BSSC offers many opportunities for event sponsorship with marketing opportunities, financial assistance and community service outreach initiatives.

By Sponsoring a Child
BSSC encourages donors to consider sponsoring a child’s tuition in one of our programs. These sponsorships allow children to attend BSSC classes for a week or two, depending upon the program. More information about sponsoring a child can be found on our Sponsor A Child page.


By Volunteering
BSSC has a need for volunteers who are committed to support its mission, vision, goals and core values. BSSC welcomes volunteer involvement from their special projects and on-going programs to support at special events.

For more information
For more information on any of these options, please contact Pauline Dion at  (207) 350-5357 or by email at info@boothbayseaandsciencecenter.org for more information.

All donations and gifts to the BSSC are tax deductible to the extent of the law. Contributors of gifts-in-kind are solely responsible for obtaining assessments of value for their records and are responsible for transporting their craft and/or equipment to a location requested by BSSC.

BSSC 501(c)(3) status
On March 6, 2014, the BSSC’s application for tax exempt status under section 501 (c) (3) was approved by the IRS. All contributions made to the BSSC are deductible under section 170 of the Code. The BSSC is also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the Code. The effective date of exemption is June 11, 2012 the date the Center was incorporated as a Domestic Non-profit. This public charity designation allows BSSC to move forward with their applications for funding – critical financial support that is needed to acquire equipment, facilities, and support the Financial Assistance Program. BSSC’s fundraising efforts are focused on activities to include letter solicitations, special events, social media campaigns, and corporate sponsorships.