2017 Campaign - A Boat for Everyone!

"We're more than just a boat

          ...but we REALLY need a boat!"

YES!  We need your help to buy a boat.

How much is needed?    
    $100,000 (individual donations, grants, sponsorship by businesses)

When do we need it?
    By the 2018 cruise season
We'll post updates here and on Facebook as we progress.


To serve our community, we need to have more control over the vessel we use. For the past 10 years, we have chartered the MV Haendel from Ithaca Boat Tours, and have enjoyed an excellent working relationship. However, this arrangement is now precluding us for offering reliable, affordable programs.  A boat of our own will allow us to:
  • reliable, flexible service to local schools and organizations
  • partner with volunteer monitors and lake organizations
  • outfit our vessel with environmentally sound systems
  • introduce edu-tourism in support of our educational mission
How You Can Help 

We will be running a series of short fundraising drives this year to make tangible progress toward this ambitious goal. We hope that you can help in whatever way you are able. Our summer fundraising drive aims to raise $10,000 by August 31.

Spring fundraising update

Thanks to your support, we've raised $1605 so far this spring.

Ways to Contribute

Make a donation at any time using a credit card via our non-profit profile on GiveGab or via the donate button below. The Floating Classroom is a project of the Center for Transformative Action, a 501(c)3 organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

To donate by check, make the check payable to "CTA - Floating Classroom", and mail to the Center for Transformative Action, 119 Anabel Taylor Hall, Ithaca NY 14853. 

We are hoping to secure sponsorship from businesses eager to provide 1:1 challenge matches during our fundraising drive up to a certain amount or for a specified period of time. All sponsors will be acknowledged by name and logo. Please contact us at floatingclassroom@gmail.com or 607-216-2238 if you are interested in learning more.

Go to our interactive donation form hosted through GiveGab: