The Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild is supported primarily through volunteer efforts and donations. Here are a few ways you can help:


You can make one time or recurring payments with Paypal.  If you want to restrict the donation to a specific area, such as Haul Out, Annual Fund, Gazela Maintenance, Capital Fund, etc., please look for the space to “Add special instructions to the seller”.

Check or Money Order

Please include your name and address. Let us know if you would like to join our organization and/or receive updates about our on-going work. Make check out to: Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild.
You can mail a check or money order to:
Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild
301 S Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA

Our Amazon Wish List

You can buy supplies from Amazon and ship directly to us. To deduct your donation on your taxes, our tax ID is 23-7272425.

In-kind donations

We often accept donated services and materials to keep the ships running. Please contact us and let us know what you plan beforehand.

Ask your employer

Does your employer know how much time you donate to Gazela or Jupiter? Many companies will reward your volunteer efforts by making a charitable donation to your chosen organization or by matching your own donation. Ask your employer if they have a charitable giving program that you can participate in.

Planned Giving

The Ship Guild is grateful to Mary Smith for establishing the Gazela Primeiro Preservation Fund in the memory of her late husband, William Wikoff Smith. This endowment supports the future maintenance of the tall ship Gazela. To make a gift to increase the value of this endowment or to be a part of a new endowment supporting the tugboat Jupiter, please find more information here

Tax-wise Donation

Please contact the PSPG Development Committee Planned Giving Liaisons to discuss the possibilities of donations that would minimize your tax exposure. You will find more information here.

Call or email us at to discuss the possibilities.

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Help Gazela and Jupiter While You Shop!

AmazonSmile is a program where Amazon will give a small portion of each purchase to a non-profit chosen by the customer. It’s a tiny amount of money, but it adds up quickly when dozens or hundreds of us all choose PSPG as our AmazonSmile non-profit. There’s no cost to you! Find out more information and sign up at You can sign up your entire household and add it to your phone app.  amazonsmile logo

A similar program is iGive. This program is like AmazonSmile, but encompasses 2,330 other websites. It’s free to set up. If you install the ‘button’ it lets you know when you enter a participating website, but you don’t really need to do anything to make a purchase count, it happens automatically. It’s a great program that Guild supporters can participate in.  Stores like Walmart, CVS, and BestBuy contribute. Check it out at iGive logo