Welcome to the Sea Cadets Leadership Society

Make success happen for America’s future leaders!

The Sea Cadets provide exciting opportunities for young Americans to participate in career-based training and develop the knowledge,skills, and confidence to become engaged, productive, and responsible young adults. Your donation will help Sea Cadets reach

new communities, improve and expand training opportunities, and grow our nationwide network of supporters.

The Sea Cadets Leadership Society recognizes donors who give $1,000 or more in a calendar year. The extraordinary generosity of Leadership Society members enables our Cadets to enjoy life changing experiences and prepare for life as young adults. Donations provide funding to expand operations and pursue strategic initiatives such as:

  • Maximize Participation: Increase the number of cadets who benefit from our program. Expand into underserved communities. Break down barriers to participation by making funds available to pay for uniforms, enrollment fees, training fees, and travel.
  • Improve and Expand Training Opportunities: Fund special projects, new training programs, enhanced curricula. Share the benefits of Sea Cadets to a broader audience.
  • Grow Nationwide Engagement: Build relationships with the community, military, academia, and industry. Garner support from community, business, government, and military leaders.
  • Gain access to more training venues.

Sea Cadet Leadership Society member benefits:

Join the Sea Cadets Leadership Society, and help develop our next generation of community, business, academic, government, and military leaders. In recognition of this being the inaugural year of the Leadership Society all 2023 Leadership Society members will receive Plankowner* status.

To join the Leadership Society, you may click the orange donate button or contact development@seacadets.org to arrange a wire transfer.

If you prefer to mail a check, please direct your donation to:

Naval Sea Cadet Corps
(Attn: Leadership Society)
2300 Wilson Blvd, Suite 200
Arlington, VA 22201

The Naval Sea Cadet Corps is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All donations are credited to Leadership Society status.

* What is a Plankowner?
Historically, a plankowner is an individual who was a member of a ship’s crew when that ship was placed in commission. Navy ships used to be built from wood, and the name “plankowner” was derived because each member of the original crew, in a sense, owned a plank the ship was constructed from. For the Sea Cadets becoming a plankowner means you are a member of the original crew launching the Leadership Society.

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