Thanks to the generosity of OCYC members, the OCYC Foundation’s first year and a half was quite productive. We established the roots of a strong organization, with the IRS formally recognizing us as a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization. In addition to setting up a solid infrastructure for a long-lasting Foundation, we have begun to advance the mission of the OCYC Foundation.
As a reminder, our mission is: to provide opportunities for OCYC to foster local excellence in amateur maritime activities and competitions; to support students in maritime related higher education; to contribute to maritime related charitable and educational organizations, and to maintain and exhibit the Foundation’s collections of artwork and other articles of historical importance and to provide educational programs on maritime history and related topics.
In the last six months, the OCYC Foundation has: