Thank you for your interest in supporting the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes. The donations we receive from our community of supporters go a long way in supporting programs, exhibits and ensuring we continue to play an active part in our community.

Did you know the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston is registered Canadian charity? That means that all donations are 100% tax deductible.

There a number of ways you can show your support;


Single Gifts

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Single gifts are one-off donations to a Museum project of your choice that be made either in your name or in the memory of a loved one. You will receive a tax receipt for 100% of your donation.


Regular Gifts 

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Instead of a one-off donation, consider making a regular monthly gift to the Museum. No need to resubmit every time you wish to make a donation, we’ll handle all the paper work. A tax receipt for 100% of your donation is mailed at year end.


Become a Member or Renew your Membership

Join a community of like-minded individuals by becoming a Museum Member. From sailors, boat enthusiasts and builders to historians, environmentalists and local enthusiasts, you will meet individuals with a passion for Kingston and Great Lakes maritime heritage.

Support the work of the Museum and receive regular updates on programs, events and news.


Become a Member



Gifts of Securities

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The Museum also accepts gift of securities; including, but not limited to stocks, mutual funds, bonds, and employee stock options. A gift of publicly traded securities means you eliminate the capital gains tax that you would have to pay if you sold the securities and then donated the proceeds. Plus, you will receive a tax receipt for 100% of your donation. Information about benefits to you and the Museum (the Charity) available here.

To donate securities, please consult your financial advisor for the relevant forms and to discuss which investments make the most financial and philanthropic impact, then let us know so we can show our appreciation!

Make a gift of securities

Leave a Gift in your Will

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Consider contributing to the Museum’s future with a gift in your Will. A Legacy Gift, large or small, has the potential to make a difference in the work of the Museum. It’s an investment you make in an organisation you believe in, and we will work with you to ensure your gift has the greatest impact. Plus, not only do you have the satisfaction of directing your support to an organisation you believe in, you also reduce the amount you pay in taxes on your estate.

Contact a member of staff to discuss your intentions and how you might direct your donation to ensure the greatest impact. Use the link below or contact us at 613 542 2261 to speak with a staff member.

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To make a donation, please complete our online form using the button below or download our donation form here, fill it out and send it to the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes, 55 Ontario St., Kingston, ON K7L 2Y2. Thank you in advance for your thoughful consideration.


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