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Help Us Make Sailing Accessible to anyone who has an interest in learning the sport regardless of physical ability, financial means or age.

The Milwaukee Community Sailing Center has been providing access to sailing to Milwaukee residents and guests since 1979. Our innovative STEMward program is providing an interactive approach to learning about math and the sciences in area middle schools through the integration of the subjects as they relate to the science behind sailing. In 2016, our Friday Sails allowed over 500 individuals with special needs to feel the mobility of sailing.

We rely on the generous support of community partners and individuals to meet our annual budget. Your gift ensures that we will continue to provide thousands of people educational opportunities to explore our most beautiful asset, Lake Michigan, while experiencing the exhilaration of harnessing the power of nature and gliding across the Bay or out into the vastness beyond the breakwall. The leadership and team building skills acquired on the water are life skills that last a lifetime and can transform a person of any age, measure of wealth or physical attribute.

Make a Donation
Make a one-time gift today or become one of our sustaining supporters by setting up a recurring gift through our secure donation site.


Other Ways of Giving
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Gifts of Stock and Other Appreciated Assets
Appreciated assets can create big tax headaches. Gifting them directly to charity can help fulfil your philanthropic interests while providing tax benefits to you. Since we are a 501(c)3 charitable organization, we can put 100% of the sale proceeds to work to help make sailing more accessible to those who might not have the opportunity otherwise. Contact our office at info@sailingcenter.org or 414-277-9094 to review our policy for accepting appreciated assets.

Donations in Kind
We provide access to sailing. That focus becomes easier when we have quality equipment to offer our members, guests and program participants. If you are looking to upsize your vessel or simply looking to enjoy the leisure of sailing without the cost and time commitment of boat ownership, please consider donating your boat to us. Please contact our office at info@sailingcenter.org or 414-277-9094 to review the types of boats we need to enhance our programs and our boat acceptance policy.

Beneficiary Designation
Name Milwaukee Community Sailing Center as the beneficiary on your insurance, IRA, 401(k)/403(b) and other beneficiary designated holdings. Please let us know so we can include you in our Legacy society.

Giving for Greatest Impact
Contact our office to discuss a smarter and more cost effective way to give. We will work with your legal and tax advisors to bring your philanthropic wishes to life by creating long-term, sustainable support for the issues you care about the most.



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