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Some donors appreciate the simplicity of making a direct gift of cash. Others prefer to make a bequest in their will or trust that will benefit generations to come. Still others might consider making a gift of real estate or stock. Whatever your preference, every gift to California State University Maritime Academy is greatly appreciated. Here are just a few ways to make a difference in the University.

If you have questions on the variety of giving options, please contact (707) 654-1246.

Donations of cash are the simplest and most direct way to give to Cal Maritime and are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Checks must be made payable to "The California Maritime Academy Foundation," write the department, program or fund you wish to donate to on the memo line and send the check to:

California Maritime Academy Foundation
200 Maritime Academy Drive
Vallejo, CA 94590-8181

You may also make a credit card donation, either as a one-time payment or in multi-month increments. To make a credit card payment by phone, contact the Foundation Office at (707) 654-1246.

Donation of Stock/Securities

Please let us know when you donate securities. Cal Maritime is not automatically notified when transfers are made to our account.

CMAF Account is at Morgan Stanley (contact info below).
DTC – 0015
Account Number: 838-010903
Account Name: California Maritime Academy Foundation

Investment Advisor:
Graystone Consulting: A Morgan Stanley Business
Justin Crocker
Group Director
Assistant Vice President
Phone: 925-746-2921
Fax: 925 478-5398

Donation by wire transfer to CMAF Account at Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

California Maritime Academy Foundation, Inc.
Address: 200 Maritime Academy Drive, Vallejo, CA 94590
Checking Account Number: 4848642690
ABA/Routing Number: 121000248

Planned Gifts and the Golden Bear Society

Any bequest or estate gift is greatly appreciated. Please let us know of your intention to make an estate gift, of any amount, so that we may include you in the Golden Bear Society.

Planned gifts can be made in several ways:

  1. From your estate:
    1. You can gift a specific dollar amount or asset.
    2. You can gift a percentage of your estate.
    3. You can gift from the balance or residue of your estate.
  2. Beneficiary Designations from other assets:
    1. Life insurance
    2. Retirement assets
    3. Charitable remainder trusts
  3. Notify University Advancement of any inquiries/activity at (707) 654-1246

You may be looking for a way to make a significant gift to help further our mission. With thoughtful planning, it is possible to make a gift to Cal Maritime and receive a range of individual financial benefits, including reduced taxes, additional retirement income, and more. Learn more today about planned giving.

Many companies will match employee gifts to Cal Maritime. Employees should contact their Human Resource or Employee Benefit Office to confirm company matching gift benefits. Send completed paperwork to:

The California Maritime Academy Foundation
200 Maritime Academy Drive
Vallejo, CA 94590-8181

To find out if your company has a matching gift program, enter your employer's name below:

The Rising Tide campaign gives faculty and staff an opportunity to show support beyond the classroom or office. And because a rising tide lifts all boats, a decision to support our students' current and future successes has a ripple effect that will impact the lives of individuals, our Academy, and industry for decades to come. 

All faculty and staff are eligible to participate. Your contribution may be designated to any department or program on campus. Tax deductible gifts may be made by check, credit card, securities or through payroll deduction (minimum $10 per month).

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Annual Fund Leaders Circle donors make Cal Maritime a priority for their charitable giving each year. Totals include matching gifts and all Annual Fund donations made during the fiscal year: July 1 – June 30. Recognition is renewable annually.

Learn more about Annual Fund Leaders Circle donations.

You Shop. Amazon Gives. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to The California Maritime Academy Foundation whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.

You can select a different charitable organization after signing in. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Purchases through AmazonSmile enable Cal Maritime to offer students opportunities and experiences that would not otherwise be possible. Support The California Maritime Academy Foundation by starting your shopping at You can sign in using your regular Amazon account information. 


Cal Maritime is honored to provide special opportunities to name faculty positions, scholarships, programs and rooms to recognize extraordinary gifts. This form of donor recognition is one way for the University to honor benefactors and highlight their generosity and commitment to Cal Maritime. Please contact The California Maritime Academy Foundation at (707) 654-1246 to learn more about how Cal Maritime's special recognition opportunities can help achieve your philanthropic goals.