We need your help! The Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild is supported primarily through donations. Here are a few ways you can pitch in:


  • You can make an “one-time” payment 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”.

  • Or you can mail a check or money order. Please include your name and address and let us know if you would like to join our organization or receive updates about our on-going work. Make the check out to Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild, 301 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

Some other ways:

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.

Gazela Primeiro Preservation Fund

The Ship Guild is grateful to Mary Smith for establishing this fund in the memory of her late husband, William Wikoff Smith. This endowment supports the future maintenance of the tall ship Gazela. The Guild would appreciate additional gifts to increase the value of this endowment or to start a new endowment supporting the tugboat Jupiter.

Tax-wise donation

Call or email us at office@philashipguild.org to discuss the possibilities.

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