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.

In the News

Pictures From Our 2013 Annual Voyage

Check out our picture gallery from our Annual Voyage that took place on Monday, November 25th, 2013. Click here to view…

Posted December 17, 2013 | Read More »

Pictures From Our 2013 Annual Golf Outing

Check out our picture gallery from our Annual Golf Outing that took place on Monday August 19th, 2013. Click here…

Posted September 20, 2013 | Read More »

Out and About with Pirates, Inc.

Out and About with Pirates, Inc. 2014

Many thanks to Enterprise Holdings Foundation for the $2,000 donation to Pirates, Inc. Enterprise Fleet Management Business Development Manager Jake Mizanin presents the…

Posted March 31, 2014 | Read More »

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

2014 Officers

  • Admiral, Doug Strayer
  • Rear Admiral, Melissa Strayer
  • Secretary-Treasurer, Robert Tiberi
  • Immediate Past Admiral, Bartlett J. McCartin, III
Board of Admirals
  • Donald Sawaochka
  • Charles Ringland
  • Don Hamilton
  • Paul Rosenau
  • James Bohlen
  • Roger Johnson
  • Michael E. Daugherty
  • Harris L. Burchell
  • Terry Lynch
  • Dale Johnsen
  • Robert Lahey
  • Robert Anadell
  • Scott Vidimos
  • Jay Potesta
  • William Hasse
  • Kevin Roach
  • James Faroh
  • James Buchanan
  • Dewey Pearman
  • Ray Kasmark
  • Peter Castellarin
  • Chris Hernandez
  • Bartlett J. McCartin, III