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Seafarers’ House Launches Annual Philanthropic Partner Program

April 4, 2017


Seafarers’ House is pleased to announce that American Maritime Officers, (AMO), the largest union of U.S. merchant marine officers, is supporting the organization’s mission year-round by becoming the Port Everglades-based nonprofit’s first Annual Philanthropic Partner.

The partnership program was established this year as a way to give donors an opportunity to support Seafarers’ House mission in a way that not only has a more significant impact, but also best fits their own philanthropic giving goals.

“Our donors historically have been very generous and many have asked us how they can support us, not only during special events, but year-round, because Seafarers’ House is open throughout the year,” said Executive Director Lesley Warrick. “By becoming an Annual Philanthropic Partner, organizations not only will be able to sponsor our individual events, but also can provide funding for regular operations, as well as assist with emergencies when they arise.”

Last year, for example, Seafarers’ House reached into its emergency coffers to assist the crew of the cargo ship m/v Delphinus. A dozen mariners were stranded off the coast of Fort Lauderdale after the ship was seized by the U.S. Marshals Service. Seafarers’ House provided the crew with supplies, brought them ashore for a break from shipboard life and offered comfort and counsel.

“AMO has been a long-time supporter of Seafarers’ House and was looking for a means to have a greater impact with its philanthropic support,” said AMO Controller Thom Heaton.

The sponsorship package provides donors with opportunities to support Seafarers’ House annual signature event, the Golden Compass Award Gala, as well as its Shoebox Christmas program, South Florida Business Leaders’ Luncheon, International Day of the Seafarer, mariner transportation and much more.


Interested partners can contact Jennifer Stewart at or by calling 954-734-1583. More information on our Corporate Partners Program is available here.




2017 Golden Compass

January 3, 2017



Seafarers' House pulls out all the stops for our Annual International Golden Compass Award Gala


Our 2017 Golden Compass Honoree is:

Jan Swartz

Group President Princess Cruises & Carnival Australia






Join us

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty Six

Fort Lauderdale, FL




Thank you to our sponsors and benefactors already on board:


Gold Circle of Friends & Benefactors

Carnival Foundation and Carnival Corporation & PLC

Cliff Berry, Inc.

Princess Cruises Community Foundation

Royal Caribbean Cruises LTD

Silver Circle of Friends & Patrons

American Maritime Officers

Holland America Line

Tropic Oil Company



Bronze Circle of Friends & Donors

Crowley Liner Services, Inc.

International Warehouse Service

McAllister Towing of Port Everglades

National Maritime Services/ Watchstander

Port Everglades Broward County

Port Everglades Pilots' Association

RESOLVE Marine Group

TransMontaigne Partners L.P.


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