Pirates, Inc. is a benevolent organization of men and women who have joined together to share their good fortune with the special needs children of Northwest Indiana. As contributors to the present, they are believers in the future. Although Pirates members come from all walks of life, they share the common beliefs of community and responsibility. Their ranks include tradesmen, contractors, bankers, industrialists, businessmen, and women. They include plumbers, professional athletes, and even a past President of the United States.

Generosity is the only requirement to become a Pirate.

AHOY! Come sail with Pirates, Inc.

“An Elite Fighting Force for Children With Special Needs”

In days gone by, Pirates sailed the seas plundering and pillaging in search of silver and gold. Pirates today sail the southern shores of Lake Michigan and along the coast of northern Indiana in search of children with special needs whom they honor with their silver and gold.

Pirates, Inc. is a volunteer organization which benefits the children of:

Since 1966, Pirates, Inc. has donated more than three and a half million dollars to the care and treatment of children with disabilities.

Join Pirates, Inc. today!

Pirates, Inc. EIN # 35-1503900

Pirates, Inc. is chartered by the State of Indiana as a Not for Profit Organization. Pirates, Inc. is approved for recognition as a federal tax-exempt organization under section 501c(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

2018 Board of Admirals

Dave Misch, Admiral 2018

  • Bob Anadell
  • Jim Buchanan
  • Harry Burchell
  • Pete Castellarin
  • Mike Daugherty
  • Jim Faroh
  • Bill Hasse
  • Chris Hernandez
  • Dale Johnsen
  • Roger Johnson
  • Ray Kasmark


Other Past Admirals

  • Jim Bohlen
  • Frank Bolin
  • Mike Gariup
  • Don Hamilton
  • “Doc” James
  • A.J. Manley
  • Clare Oesterle
  • Bob Lahey
  • Tony Logan
  • Terry Lynch
  • Bart McCartin
  • Dewey Pearman
  • Jay Potesta
  • Kevin Roach
  • Melissa Strayer
  • Bob Tiberi
  • Scott Vidimos
  • Dan Waldrop



  • Rich O’Heir
  • Chuck Ringland
  • Paul Rosenau
  • Don Sawochka
  • John Simonetto
  • Tim Sullivan

Out and About with Pirates, Inc.

Mr. Tim Morrin, Administrator of Sprinkler Fitters Local Union No. 281 and other members of the Local, present Bob Tiberi, Secretary-Treasurer of Pirates, Inc. with a donation of $5,000. Many thanks to Local 281 for the generous donation!

Tony Logan, Admiral 2017, accepts $1,000 donation to Pirates, Inc. from Ironworkers Local 395 Business Manager, Ron Ware along with Nick Triana and Nick Barker. Many thanks to the Ironworkers for the continuing support of Pirates, Inc.

Read more about all of our Out and About Activities HERE!