Honor a Friend

Did you ever have a friend or family member who simply lived and breathed boating? Why not honor that person by making a donation to the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water.

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Your generous contribution will ensure that future generations can continue to enjoy the pastime that brought so much happiness to your special person's life.

Click Here to honor a friend through donation, or you may contact Chris Edmonston, President, BoatU.S. Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water. He will gladly discuss your options for making a donation in honor of a friend or family member with you.

Please contact Mr. Edmonston via e-mail (, or via direct mail at:

BoatU.S. Foundation

Attention: Honor A Friend
147 Old Solomons Island Road, Suite 513
Annapolis, Maryland 21401

We will send a note card to your friend or loved one's family to acknowledge that a donation to the Foundation was made in their honor.

This year, the Foundation is raising money for one of its most popular life-saving programs, the Life Jacket Loaner Program for Kids, which makes children’s life jackets available to boaters who are unprepared for visiting children or whose kids have outgrown their old life jackets. Over 500 locations nationwide loan kids-sized life jackets on a daily basis, free of charge.

Each year the need for life jackets outgrows the number that the BoatUS Foundation has available to loan. For as little as $10, your tax-deductible contribution will fund the purchase of a child’s life jacket – or for $250, your gift will buy enough supplies to establish a new life jacket loaner location. You can even give this gift in memory of or to honor a friend. We need your help to make boating safer for children.

Thank you for your support!