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A strong endowment is the financial foundation of any organization. This is particularly true at YMCA Camp Sea Gull and YMCA Camp Seafarer where our unrestricted endowment provides a stream of income to the operating budget each year and gives us the ability to plan and make strategic decisions with financial security.

Camp's unrestricted endowment income is combined with earnings from restricted named endowments and works in tandem with the Camp Annual Campaign to ensure funds are available to:

  • Provide financial assistance to a wide economic spectrum of families to make Camp possible for those who would not otherwise be able to attend
  • Update program equipment that enhances the Camp experience
  • Support staff and leadership development to make sure our leaders are the best trained and most effective in the camping industry
  • Address ongoing maintenance and upkeep of facilities
  • Provide camp opportunities for our neighbors in Pamlico County and surrounding communities

By helping grow Camp's endowment, you aren’t just helping Camp Sea Gull and Camp Seafarer this year or next, you are helping ensure the traditions, purpose and commitment to excellence that you believe in will influence and enhance the lives of campers for generations to come.

Email Elayne Steinman, Major Gifts and Planned Gifts Officer, or call (919) 582-9323 for more information.

Named Funds for Camperships

William J. Adams IV Endowment
Established by Bill and Sarah Adams

George Hamilton Andrews and James Rose Andrews Endowment
Established by George and Debbie Andrews

Reid Ashe III Memorial Endowment
Established by O. Reid Ashe, Jr. and Lisa Frey Ashe

Axelrod Endowment
Established by Michael E. and Lillie Silver Axelrod

Baldwin-Gardner Family Endowment
Established by Robert F. Baldwin, III

The Burnie Batchelor Family Camper Scholarship Endowment
Established by Jerry S. Batchelor

Ellen Bohannon Campen Endowment
Established by Henry and Ellen Campen

Harden/Bradford Sea Gull Endowment
Established by Bill and Anne Bradford

Charlie Carl Memorial Endowment
Established in memory of Charlie Carl

Howard Covington, Sr. Endowment
Established by Howard Covington, Jr.

Griffith Staff Legacy Endowment 
Established by Lloyd and Cille Griffith

Bonnie Grizzard Endowment
Established by Southeastern Mills, Inc.

Anne Marie Mason Endowment
Established by James W. Mason III and Lynn M. Mason

Charles H. and Julia O. Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established by Charles H. and Julia O. Phillips

Elizabeth Sauer and Bryan Moody Endowment
Established by Elizabeth Sauer and Bryan Moody

Jean L. and Lawrence B. Shuping Jr. Endowment
Established by Zan Shuping, Jean Dada and the Jean L and Lawrence B. Shuping Jr. Charitable Remainder Trust

Williford Family Scholarship Endowment
Established by Chris and Nora Williford

Wilmot Family Endowment
Established by the Wilmot Family

Camp Seafarer Marathon Endowment (Run A Kid To Camp)
Established by Camp Seafarer Summer Administrative Staff

Mother Duck Endowment
Established by Alice Thoman Melott

Named Funds for Leadership and Professional Development

Penn and Amy Clarke Endowment
Established by Penn and Amy Clarke

Leonard Family Endowment
Established by Christopher and Laura Leonard

Lynn Moss Leadership Endowment
Established by Volunteers

Newman Family Medical Scholarship Endowment
Established by Kurt, Alison, Robert and Jack Newman

Ramseur Family Endowment
Established by Bobby and Amanda Ramseur

Named Funds for Facility and Program

Barham Family Endowment for Camp
Established by Charles and Peggy Barham

The Robert Winston “Judge” Carr, Jr. and Marjorie Barnwell “Muff” Carr Endowment Fund
Established by Judge and Muff Carr

Seafarer Sailing Endowment
Established by Bill and Barb Linton

Buzz Mitchell Memorial Endowment     
Established by friends of the Buzz Mitchell Family

William K. Nonidez and Jose F. Nonidez Endowment Fund
Established by William K. Nonidez

The Virginia Mims Alexander Neustadt Endowmnet
Established by Virginia Mims Alexander Neustadt

Van Dorsten Fund: Camp Sea Gull and Seafarer Operational Endowment
Established by Peter and Brett Van Dorsten

Named Funds for Community Outreach

Frank Scott Endowment
Established by the family of Frank Scott

Doug and Jo Anna McMillan Family Endowment
Established by Jo Anna's family

General Funds

General YMCA Camp Sea Gull and YMCA Camp Seafarer Endowment
Established by Camp Directors

General YMCA Camp Sea Gull and YMCA Camp Seafarer Facilities Endowment
Established by Camp Directors


Email Elayne Steinman, Major Gifts and Planned Gifts Officer, or call 919-582-9323 for more information.