Letter from the President

Leland Yacht Club Foundation
P.O. Box 885
Leland, MI 49654

Dear LYC Member,

I am writing on behalf of the entire Leland Yacht Club Foundation (LYCF). We are very grateful for your support and hope that you will follow our progress at our new www.lelandyachtclubfoundation.com and see the impact of your generosity which I have summarized below.

LYCF was founded in 2017 to promote sailing and sailing instruction on our beautiful North Lake Leelanau. Our goals are to preserve the memories of the Leland Yacht Club (LYC) members and to provide educational opportunities for amateur sailors. We accomplish this through providing financial support for instruction, training, equipment, competition, and scholarships for broader community access to our programs.

Because of your annual support, Foundation accomplishments over the past year include:
  • US Sailing's Instructors Certification Program for northern Michigan area sailing instructors hosted by LYCF in June 2019 (Our LYC instructors benefited greatly from this program)
  • CPR / First Aid Certification and Water Safety educational programs for Leelanau County area students (Our sailing instructors participated)
  • Partnership with another area nonprofit, Bay Area Recycling (BARC) to make our annual Barbecruise a cleaner & more environmentally green event
  • Community Sponsorship of the Fishtown 5k Race. Also joined LYC volunteers setting up and working the race water & aid station at the LYC Clubhouse

In the coming year, we plan to build upon these programs to increase participation and sailing education opportunities for LYC Club members and area youth. We are currently establishing a Student Scholarship Fund to make our excellent programs available to a broader range of members of our community. Sailing experiences develop skills and sensibilities that last a lifetime: self-confidence, accountability, teamwork, decision making and leadership to name just a few!

We need your financial help to allow us to maintain and expand our educational programs. Please make a tax deductible gift today to honor the legacy of LYC members. All LYCF Board members are happy to discuss our programs with you at any time. In addition, more information is available on both the LYC and LYCF websites.

Thank you for partnering with us and supporting our sailing community in this meaningful way!


Kind regards,

Bruce Dunn
President, Leland Yacht Club Foundation

Your donation is tax deductible to the extent provided by law. We acknowledge no good or services were exchanged for this contribution. Leland Yacht Club Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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