Cape May County is excited to be the home of 154-foot Sentinel-Class (Fast Response Cutter) USCGC Lawrence Lawson, scheduled for commissioning at Training Center Cape May on March 18, 2017. (Pictured above is Sister Ship USCGC Rollin Fritch, which was commissioned at Training Center Cape May on November 19, 2016). 



The Cape May County Coast Guard Community Foundation, a non-profit organization, honors Coast Guard personnel and their families for the extraordinary role they play in our nation and our community; celebrates and educates regarding the many deep connections that exist between the Coast Guard and Cape May County. 

Cape May County is designated as a Coast Guard Community, a title obtained though a rigorous application process and granted by the United States Congress and United States Coast Guard. This designation recognizes the special relationship between the Coast Guard and the people of Cape May County, and the Foundation's activities support the designation. 

The Foundation was formed in 2015 and executed the inaugural Coast Guard Community Festival along with partners: Cape May County, the City of Cape May, the Cape May - Lewes Ferry, and the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce.


The Foundation currently is seeking to fill vacant Board of Trustees positions. Please click here for more information.


Members of the Board of Trustees:

Vicki Clark. Cape May County Chamber of Commerce President

Herb Godfrey, Owner, Godfrey Funeral Home

Marie Hayes, Cape May County Freeholder

Clarence F. Lear III, City of Cape May Mayor

Will Morey, Cape May County Freeholder

Jay Sporl, USCG Retired and Founder, Cape May Distillery

Executive Director:

Nina Ranalli