Memorial/ In Honor Of Gifts

Material items have long been revered but people find more and more that they are looking to shed their unneeded belongings and instead look for meaningful actions to help our environment and our society as a whole.  A Memorial/Tribute gift is a caring and thoughtful way to show remembrance and to honor the memory of a loved one.

If you would like to make a donation "In Memory Of" or "In Honor Of" you would make a lasting, more meaningful contribution to our mission.  Your gift also will also have a positive impact on the environment and will help Phillips Wharf encourage, educate, and engage Chesapeake Bay stewards of all ages through interactive experiences showcasing the Bay's ecosystem and its inhabitants.

Thank you!.

Pink and Red Beauty Influencer Asymmetrical Overlays Facebook Cover

We offer two options for honoring your loved one by making a donation. 

1.) Click "Make A Donation" then choose your amount and hit continue.  Make sure to leave your loved one's name and any thoughts and prayers in the "Message Of Support" section.

2.) "Create A Memorial Page" to share a personalized page honoring your loved one with your family and friends if you would like for them to make donations in lieu of flowers.  If you would like to utilize this option but don't feel comfortable doing so please contact [email protected] and she will set one up for you.

Phillips Wharf Environmental Center is a registered 501(c)3 organization.
Donations are tax deductible.

Dear Phillips Wharf Environmental Center Supporter,

I want to share with you how Phillips Wharf Environmental Center is pivoting towards new horizons that strengthen our longevity into the future and make our educational programs much more accessible to diverse audiences.

In Phillips Wharf’s 14-year history – two challenges have remained constant—the rising costs of maintaining a waterfront campus and old buildings, and addressing the inaccessibility of Tilghman Island to many school systems and others unable to afford the cost or the time for the long trip from more urban areas like Easton.

With this in mind, Phillips Wharf’s Board of Directors have made a bold decision to ensure the sustainability of our future and educational programs by liquidating our assets on Tilghman Island—including the real estate and property—and re-focus the expected gains from the sale to re-open a location in Easton that the Board will determine.

Be assured—Phillips Wharf will always bring our students to meaningful interactions with the Chesapeake Bay’s ecosystem and inhabitants. We know technology and our FishMobile, for example, can bring experiences and education to more students when we can focus our operations more on education, and less on maintaining an underutilized campus with mounting deferred maintenance costs and more.

Phillips Wharf will continue to carry the essence of encouraging, educating, and engaging Chesapeake Bay stewards from a new location soon. In addition, we’ll be sure to share this exciting news when it comes to fruition with you.

In the meantime, thank you for caring about our students and the Chesapeake Bay as a natural resource and source of healthy seafood and productive jobs for the Shore’s residents. We are excited to bring the Chesapeake Bay closer to our students and the public in ways that are more meaningful. This is a bold step forward not only in Phillips Wharf’s survivability, but also in our thrivability.

Please reach out to me with any questions or concerns you may have. You can reach me at [email protected] or 410-886-9200.

Warmest regards,


Matthew Albers

Board President, Phillips Wharf Environmental Center