Ways to Support Sound Experience and
the Schooner Adventuress

Sound Experience is a recognized tax-exempt public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Contributions are deductible to the extent allowed by the law. Tax ID: 91-6170893

Make a Tax-Deductible Gift

Sound Experience is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization based in Washington State. Our mission is to educate, inspire, and empower an inclusive community for the future of our marine environment. Our education platform is the 104-year-old schooner Adventuress, which is one of only two National Historic Landmark sailing ships still in active operation on the West Coast.

Your donation of any size supports our primary work providing children and teens with environmental education programs aboard Adventuress. All youth programs are subsidized (it costs approximately 40 percent more to deliver shipboard programs than we are able to charge schools) and a number of schools from underserved communities request additional scholarship support.

Your gift to Sound Experience will be used to ensure that young people can continue to raise the sails, take the helm, and learn how their daily actions make a difference for the future of our marine environment and the world we share. Some young people will become inspired to consider marine-related and maritime careers, and all will experience the importance of stewardship. We think there are few better platforms for engagement than a historic tall ship. Your financial support will keep Adventuress sailing “not for one, but for all.”

To make a contribution online today, click here.

Or you can make a check out to Sound Experience and send it to:

Sound Experience
PO Box 1390
Port Townsend, WA 98368

Help Your Employer Match Your Gift

We’re so grateful to those companies and businesses that support what’s important to their employees and the communities in which they live and work. If your company matches your financial contributions, your gift to Sound Experience goes even further! If we can help, contact Catherine Collins at We are happy to fill out any paperwork that might be needed.

For Companies and Businesses: Connect your Values with Adventuress’ Mission!

Sound Experience offers a number of ways that companies and businesses can support and partner to keep Adventuress sailing strong and inspire the next generation of environmental stewards. These include:

Sponsor the Adventuress Cup - A Race for the Salish Sea: To learn more about this new peer-to-peer fundraising event, visit the Adventuress Cup webpage. If you're interested in becoming a sponsor or would like to know more, please contact Catherine Collins at

Give In-Kind : keeping Adventuress sailing requires rigorous maintenance. We are grateful to companies that are able to offer in-kind equipment and materials that we would otherwise have to purchase with limited financial resources. A list of companies that generously support us in this important way can be found here.

Include Adventuress in your Estate Planning

Has Adventuress made a difference in your life? One of the simplest and most common ways to make a significant gift is to include Sound Experience in your will or living trust. You can discuss this with your estate-planning attorney/professional or contact Executive Director Catherine Collins at with any questions. Thank you for considering this very personal “investment” in Adventuress’ future and the future generations that her mission will serve.


There are many ways to volunteer! Join our crew as a month-long or multi-month intern, help at a Winter Work Weekend, take on your own Winter maintenance project, or offer "Shore Support" by helping at fundraising events, in the Sound Experience booth at Festivals, or with filing, data entry, and other tasks in the Sound Experience office in Port Townsend. For more information, visit our Volunteer page.