AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people age 50 and over. The member-driven organization is dedicated to enhancing quality of life for all as we age. AARP leads positive social change and delivers value to members through information, advocacy and service. AARP also provides a wide range of unique benefits, special products, and services for our members.  https://join.aarp.org/


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Aquarion Water Company is the public water supply company for more than 625,000 people in 52 cities and towns throughout Connecticut, as well as serving customers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. It is the largest investor-owned water utility in New England and among the seven largest in the U.S. Based in Bridgeport, CT, it has been in the public water supply business since 1857. Across its operations, Aquarion strives to act as a responsible steward of the environment and to assist the communities it serves in promoting sustainable practices. Aquarion Water Company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eversource.

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Chelsea Groton Bank

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Hartford HealthCare

It’s now a lot easier to access outstanding care — with Hartford HealthCare’s brand new, state-of-the-art primary care and multi-specialty HealthCenter in Mystic. The new center, located off of Coogan Boulevard, offers a wide range of health services and specialists, all seamlessly connected to Connecticut’s most advanced health system.

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Pfizer Connecticut, including Groton Laboratories and the Pfizer Clinical Research Unit (PCRU) in New Haven, compose Pfizer’s largest Research and Development (R&D) site, network and center of excellence for drug discovery and development.

More than 2,600 scientists and R&D professionals are critical to Pfizer’s mission to be the premier innovative biopharmaceutical company. In close collaboration with Pfizer research teams across the globe, Connecticut colleagues work to fulfill Pfizer’s purpose: innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives. Pfizer has a strong commitment to supporting Mystic and the local community. Their support includes volunteering hundreds if not thousands of hours annually and engagement with local schools and universities through mentoring opportunities. Recently, Pfizer announced donations totaling $170,000 to 55 local Nonprofit Organizations through their Community Grant Program. For more information, please go to www.pfizer.com.

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Cross Sound Ferry

Cross Sound Ferry provides year-round vehicle, truck, motorcoach, and passenger ferry service between Orient Point, Long Island, New York and New London, Connecticut. 

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Crowley Maritime Corporation

Crowley Maritime Corporation is a U.S.-owned and operated marine solutions, transportation, and logistics company providing services in domestic and international markets. Crowley is a proud supporter of Williams/Mystic and in 2008 a corporate supporter for the Museum’s America and the Sea Award Gala.

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Delamar Hotels

We invite you to celebrate the joyful moments.

There is always time to bask in joyful moments, big or small. With distinctive charm and unparalleled service, each Delamar is the perfect place to enjoy life and celebrate everyday pleasures. Whether you revel in the elegance of our guestrooms, enjoy a convivial cocktail with friends, dine on a sumptuous meal at our award-winning restaurants or luxuriate in health and wellness in our spas, you can be sure to experience the pinnacle of hospitality, synonymous with the Delamar name. We welcome you to join us to create a joyful moment of your very own.

Delamar Hotels has been a Bronze Sponsor of the America and the Sea Award Gala since 2020.

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Dodson Boatyard

Dodson Boatyard, located in Stonington, Connecticut, offers yachtsmen complete maintenance, repair and storage services. Situated at the eastern most end of Long Island Sound, Dodson’s is convenient to Block Island, Fisher’s Island, Newport, Martha’s Vineyard and the Elizabeth Islands.

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Glenmede Endowment and Foundation Management

Glenmede Endowment & Foundation Management origins trace back to 1956 when four children of Joseph N. Pew, founder of Sun Oil Company, served as the investment manager for seven charitable trusts endowed to honor their parents. Glenmede remains the Outsourced Investment Manager (OCIO) for these trusts, and now oversees the investment and advisory needs of more than 250 additional institutions nationwide – including college and school endowments, independent and family foundations, pension funds and other nonprofits. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Glenmede is independent and privately owned. Glenmede Endowment & Foundation offers a wide range of services ranging from diversified asset management, impact investing, advisory services, administration, and reporting.

Glenmede Endowment and Foundation Management has been a Bronze Sponsor of the America and the Sea Award Gala since 2019.

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Gowrie Group

The Gowrie Group was founded in 1974 by longtime Museum member and racing sailor Carter Gowrie. Over the past four decades, Gowrie’s reputation for excellence in insurance solutions and customer service has led them to become one of the top privately held insurance agencies in New England, and the largest marine insurance company in the United States. Under Carter’s leadership Gowrie Group developed a specialty insurance program called “The Burgee Program” designed specifically to protect yacht clubs and community sailing organizations. Gowrie’s deep roots in sailing and yachting along with their commitment to service and quality make them natural partners with Mystic Seaport.

“The vision the Seaport had to undertake a complete restoration of the Charles W. Morgan and actually go sailing underscores how important Mystic Seaport is to the history of the sea. Our involvement in the risk planning and insurance for the Morgan project and the Museum is a great sense of pride for Gowrie Group,” said Carter Gowrie, CEO.

Gowrie’s support in the months ahead will help us to sustain the high-quality programs that have become a hallmark of Mystic Seaport.

“Gowrie has excelled in meeting the Museum’s insurance needs, and since day one their professional team has been a pleasure to work with,” said Mystic Seaport President Steve White .

Gowrie Group’s portfolio of offerings includes commercial, home/auto, boat/yacht, and equine insurance, as well as employee benefits and safety services.

Gowrie Group has been a sponsor of the America and the Sea Award Gala since 2014.


Grundy Insurance for Classic Boats

Grundy Insurance for Classic Boats is a division of Grundy Insurance, which insures the special needs of classic boats and their owners. Grundy Insurance, which was founded in 1947 and is based in Horsham, PA, originated “Agreed Value” insurance, a product that it offers to both its marine and collectible automobile customers.

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Microsoft is a software company whose mission is find creative solutions to business problems, develop breakthrough ideas, and stay connected to what’s most important to them.  For more than a decade Microsoft has upgraded the Museum’s software as an in-kind gift.


Mohegan Sun

Mohegan Sun is a Connecticut destination for casino excitement and top entertainment, dining, premier shopping, luxury hotel, spa, pool, and golf. 

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PepsiCo is a leading global food and beverage company with brands that are respected household names throughout the world. Pepsi is the exclusive soft drink provider to Mystic Seaport and a donor to the Museum’s Annual Fund.

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Rolex watches are world-famous for their performance and reliability. The company is a corporate sponsor for the America and the Sea Award Gala and has donated a clock for the Museum’s Village Green.

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M. Frank Higgins & Co.

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Sprigs & Twigs, Inc.

Springs & Twigs, Inc., a leader in landscape design specializing in environmentally friendly, low maintenance, naturalistic landscapes, creates one-of-a-kind gardens for residential and commercial properties across southeastern Connecticut. They are the official landscape company for Mystic Seaport.

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StoneRidge is the premier resort-style retirement community located just two miles from downtown Mystic. Set on 32 acres of lush Connecticut countryside, StoneRidge offers an incredible variety of on-site amenities and activities, including: chef-prepared dining, a state-of-the-art fitness center, beautiful clubhouse, and an indoor heated salt-water pool, plus easy access to all the cultural, educational, and social opportunities in charming and historic Mystic.

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We are an insurance company that cares. Travelers takes on the risk and provides the coverage you need to protect the things that are important to you — your home, your car, your valuables and your business — so you don’t have to worry. We have been around for more than 165 years and have earned a reputation as one of the best property casualty insurers in the industry because we take care of our customers. Our expertise and focus on innovation have made us a leader in personal, business and specialty insurance and the only property casualty company in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Every day, our approximately 30,000 employees and 13,500 independent agents and brokers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland help provide peace of mind to our customers.

Travelers has been a Gold Sponsor of the America and the Sea Award Gala since 2017.

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The Humphrey Group – Mooring Wealth Management at UBS Financial Services

The Humphrey Group – Mooring Wealth Management at UBS Financial Services provides clients with customized and comprehensive financial planning, responsive and singular investment solutions. UBS Financial Services was the 2011 sponsor for the Adventure Series, a program that has been hosted by the Museum’s Membership Department for more than 65 years.