What We Do

If you are familiar with the CMA, you know our dedication to the maritime industry and its future leaders. We fund scholarships, host maritime career fairs and subsidize internships with maritime companies. Last year, we provided over $40,000 of direct financial assistance to deserving students and interns.

In August 2011,
the I.R.S. recognized the CMA Education Foundation as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit educational association. As such, the Foundation is able to accept tax-deductible contributions in order to fund its mission to promote and support maritime-related education.

Get Involved -
In order to further the industry, we need to groom the next generation. That means exposing young people – perhaps for the first time – to the tradition, excitement and endless possibilities of a career in the maritime industry. Your tax-deductible donation will go directly to fulfilling the mission of the CMA Education Foundation.

In addition to donors, we also need doers. We welcome your comments and/or involvement. Please contact us if you have questions or would like to get involved in one of our activities.

We Need Your Support-
The CMA will supply the Foundation some seed capital, but it's not enough to grow the Foundation. We need your support to continue our mission and increase the level of financial assistance that we provide to the maritime community! Please consider a donation today.

The Foundation actively solicits additional funding (individual and corporate) from the maritime industry and its supporters. The CMA Education Foundation welcomes gifts made by check, money order or credit card. Additionally, you can donate gifts of securities (stock, bonds, and mutual funds) and make bequests to the Foundation. Please be sure to have your company match your gift!