support sail charlevoix

Passionate about what we do? Help us do even more!

We serve hundreds of children every year, many of whom wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to access Lake Charlevoix without our affordable programs and two (Boyne City and Charlevoix) locations. To keep everything running smoothly, we rely on the generosity of our community. Sail Charlevoix (Lake Charlevoix Mariners, Inc.) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable educational organization and our donations are tax deductible. There are several ways you can support Sail Charlevoix:

Cash Donations

Donors provide the funds, goods, and services we rely on to provide programming, equipment, and operations, which ensures no participant is turned away because they can not afford to participate.

Boat & Equipment Donations

We also welcome donations of boats and equipment in good working order. We will evaluate each boat's utility to the program and some may be sold to help support our organization.


Whether it’s helping to prep our Depot Beach location each spring, getting the boats put away at the end of the season, helping with a regatta, or lending your professional expertise, there’s always love for our volunteers! Please contact us anytime to learn about our volunteer opportunities.

We also have a new "CREW" support group for parents and loved ones of the program. We help organize our 4th of July and Venetian parade participation, award lunches and anything and everything to support or sailors and instructors! If you or others might like to join the likes of us, please contact us on our Facebook Group page.

Help Wanted! Our current volunteer needs...

  • FUNDRAISING: Exciting things are happening at Sail Charlevoix and fundraising will be a cornerstone of our growth in the coming years. We are in a need of fundraising, fund development volunteers who can take our vision and take it to the next level. We are open to anyone willing to lend a hand in our fund development efforts. This can include, event planning, donor research, grant writing, sponsorship. We need you!
  • SPONSORSHIP: We are always looking for well suited sponsors for our organization and we are in need to someone to spearhead this effort.
  • PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO: Have a nice camera kit or some video chops? We are always looking for capture the moments that make our program so special. Have a child attending one of our sessions? Contact us and we can make arrangements to get you out on a chaseboat to catch some on-the-water action.
  • FLEET & EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE: Like to mess about in boats? Great! We could always use some help to join our already dedicated team in maintaining our fleet.

Sponsors have been the life-blood of our organization since 1985. Sponsorship offers numerous ways for your own business/organization to support the Lake Charlevoix Mariners organization while enjoying great visibility, and alignment with our mission.

Thank You Sponsors!

Thank You Supporters!

While we appreciate every gift, these supporters have given $250 or more in support of our program.