GLBBS Announces #Give2GLBBS $100,000 Challenge as part of #GivingTuesday

Anonymous donor hopes to help Great Lakes Boat Building School raise $100,000 by encouraging others to donate; will match all new donations within a 24-hour period.

**For Immediate Release**

CEDARVILLE, MI – Great Lakes Boat Building School (GLBBS) executive director for development, Ryan Hinnen, announced today that the school is launching a one day only opportunity help the school raise $100,000 in support of its academic initiatives.

During the “#Give2GLBBS $100,000 Challenge”, an anonymous donor has pledged to match, dollar-for-dollar, up to $50,000, all donations from supporters who give during a 24-hour period beginning on #GivingTuesday, November 27th at noon.  Donors are encouraged to visit the school’s website, connect with them on Facebook, or to call the school at 906-484-1081 for more information.

“The Give2GLBBS $100,000 Challenge is an exciting opportunity for the school and our supporters,” said Hinnen, who will oversee the campaign. “This is a great opportunity to see your $25 donation make the difference of a $50 gift.  A $250 donation will have a $500 impact.”

Only donations received between noon (12:00p ET) on November 27th and noon on the 28th are eligible for the challenge. Cash donations can be made in person at Great Lakes Boat Building School. Donations via eCheck, credit, or debit cards are also accepted through the school’s website and by phone – these options will be made available on the 27th.

“These donations will have a direct impact on our students, with a portion of each donation going to scholarships, towards the upkeep and purchase equipment, and to provide the resources our students need to reach their goals,” said Hinnen.  “The generosity of our friends, family, and alumni over the years has been tremendous. We are very grateful to have an anonymous donor invest in our school in a way that encourages others to deepen their support.”

For more details, please visit the #Give2GLBBS $100,000 Challenge page here on

About Great Lakes Boat Building School

GLBBS was founded in Cedarville, MI in 2006 and is the only licensed proprietary school of its kind in Michigan and the only accredited post-secondary boat building school in the country located on fresh water.  The school is housed in a 12,000 sq ft purpose-built facility on the shores of Lake Huron and offers full-time, career-oriented boat building programs as well as summer workshops for avocational learners.

Great Lakes Boat Building School’s Mission

The Great Lakes Boat Building School teaches and inspires students in the art and craft of wooden boat building from design to launch, preparing them for productive and rewarding careers in the fine woodworking and marine trades. We strive to contribute to the growth of each student as a craftsman and to share our appreciation for the maritime heritage of the Great Lakes and North America.


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