How do watchdog organizations rate the Phillips Kirkland Maritime Trust?

As a new charity organization, the Phillips Kirkland Maritime Trust has built its strategic vision, fundraising strategies, and donor outreach platforms in such a way as to garner top ratings from watchdog organizations such as Charity Watch and Charity Navigator. Stay tuned for ratings from these organizations as we grow from the solid foundation the organization has been built upon.

How can I make a memorial or commemorative donation?

When you submit your online donation you will be provided an opportunity to enter memorial or commemorative gift requests. An acknowledgment letter will be sent to you for tax purposes, and if you choose, we will send a letter to friends or loved ones close to the individual being honored, informing them of the gift. The gift amount will be kept confidential.

I lost the tax acknowledgment for my donation. How do I get another one?

To receive a replacement acknowledgment for a tax-deductible gift to the Phillips Kirkland Maritime Trust Foundation, please send an email containing your name, address, donation date, and donation amount to Please let us know whether you would like the acknowledgment sent by email or postal mail.

How can I get my gift matched by my employer?

After making your donation, contact your company’s Human Resources or Corporate Relations Department to obtain matching gift paperwork. Submit this to the Phillips Kirkland Maritime Trust Foundation either online or through the mail, depending on your company’s matching gift process. The Phillips Kirkland Trust will confirm the amount of your gift with your employer, who will then forward a matching gift to the Trust– doubling the value of your generous gift!

How do we schedule Captain Phillips for a speaking engagement?

Send an email request to with details of your request and someone will respond promptly. Because a portion of the speaking fees are donated to the Phillips Kirkland Trust, you or your organization may be eligible for tax benefits.