We want to thank all our donors for your incredible generosity and support. Our school is growing, our student happiness is at an all time high, and we are currently training the largest group of students EVER at GLBBS! None of this would be possible without you, and we are so grateful to those who have supported us either through monetary or in-kind donations, or by giving your time to help us with student activities. If you have not donated already, there is still time to make your gift count for the 2023 business year! Gifts made by mail need to be postmarked prior to 12-31-23 to count for the 2023 year, or you can donate online by following the links below.
Thank you for considering supporting Great Lakes Boat Building School. We invite you to contact us with any questions you may have regarding getting involved to support our mission and vision:
Our team of experienced professionals can offer guidance that will help you explore the many creative, thoughtful, and flexible ways you can choose to contribute and leave a legacy of excellence.
Thank you for considering supporting Great Lakes Boat Building School. To donate now, click one of the links below to access its corresponding online donation form. Thanks for helping us build a better boat school!
|SUPPORT OUR ANNUAL GIVING SOCIETY
|SUPPORT the Capital Campaign
|Donations to the Annual Giving Society are earmarked to the Student Enrichment Fund which supplements the school’s general fund. Your gift helps us achieve high student satisfaction rates, assists in keeping tuition affordable and supports special initiatives for students that would not be possible without your support. Learn more about the GLBBS Annual Giving Society.
|Join us as we expand facilities – allowing us to increase enrollment and expand our training into new areas of the marine industry. Learn more about the Capital Campaign.
SPREAD THE GOOD NEWS
The marine industry is alive and thriving. Working in the marine industry is a viable option to have a rewarding life-long career – working on the water and living in Michigan or one of the other great lakes states. If you know of someone who would have the aptitude to be a great craftsman or technician, send him/her our way.
SPONSOR A STUDENT
GLBBS is working with employers to create a sponsorship program which reduces expenses for students to attend GLBBS while securing them a position after graduation. Contact GLBBS for more information.
DONATE TO THE ANNUAL FUND
The Annual Fund is essential in advancing the school’s mission of preparing students for rewarding careers in the marine industry while providing a fulfilling and enjoyable educational experience.
Your membership in the Annual Giving Society could make the difference of keeping a student in school and impacting their life’s trajectory in a positive way. Donations supplement the school’s Student Enrichment Fund, keeping tuition affordable and supporting special initiatives for students that would not be possible without your support.
DONATE TO OUR CAPITAL CAMPAIGN
GLBBS invites you to join in our capital campaign. The facility expansion will allow the school to increase its enrollment and expand its training into new areas. More information, and an opportunity to donate, is available here.
OTHER WAYS TO FINANCIALLY SUPPORT THE SCHOOL
There are several ways to financially support the school, including cash, real estate, retirement plans, life insurance plans, securities and planned gifts. Click here for information on other ways to financially support the school.
DONATE IN KIND EDUCATIONAL EQUIPMENT OR MATERIALS
GLBBS appreciates receiving new or gently used in kind donations for student training. A supporter who donates in-kind products or materials also receive a tax deduction at the end of the year. Learn more here.
BECOME AN INDUSTRY GUEST SPEAKER
Guest speakers have a great value in the training of our students. Industry speakers visiting the school and relaying their real-life experiences are instrumental to providing a well- rounded education to our students.
SERVE ON GLBBS PROGRAM ADVISORY BOARD
GLBBS has an independent Program Advisory Board who is instrumental with new GLBBS program development and initiatives. The Program Advisory Board is comprised of independent, related, and unrelated representatives. Representatives come from the marine industry, businesses of like trade, educators and regulators. Consider joining the GLBBS team today!
MENTOR A STUDENT
Student mentors serve as a guide preparing students to become a marine professional. Mentors provide guidance on projects, resume writing and professionalism. Mentors also play a role in the job selection process by providing practice mock interviews with students.
GLBBS is a non-profit organization that works to keep tuition expenses affordable for all students who wish to attend our School. Any forms of support help to reduce student tuition expenses. If you know of someone who might be interested in supporting education, training or the marine industry – make an introduction to us!
Marine Industry Leader Sponsorship Program
GLBBS is seeking sponsorship opportunities from employers which will provide student (s) with an employment contract upon completion of the program. Students who commit to a sponsorship will sign an employment contract with the sponsor outlining the details of their employment commitment. Employers who participate will have their company promoted on the GLBBS website and in the school as a “Marine Industry Leader”. Sponsorship opportunities will be determined by the employer and GLBBS. If you are interested in becoming a “ Marine Industry Leader” please contact GLBBS for more details.
Premier Employer Scholarship Program
Premier employers who donate $2,000 or more annually to the Student Scholarship Fund will have early access to interviewing GLBBS students (except those on sponsorships), each fall and spring. GLBBS will host Premier Employer Days, giving the opportunity for in-depth interviews from students who will provide their resumes to the employers. Employers who participate will have their company promoted on the GLBBS website and in the school as a “Premier Employer”. Students who participate in the event will have the opportunity to compete for the Premier Employer Scholarships. If you are interested in participating in the Premier Employer Scholarship Program, please contact GLBBS for more details.
Employers and donors may elect to enhance student’s award by offering additional scholarship funds for the student’s remaining tuition and fees, tools, and/or housing expenses.
|SUPPORT the ANNUal fund
|SUPPORT the Capital Campaign
GLBBS is a qualified 501c(3) educational institution. All gifts are tax deductible.