US Sailing Foundation

Schoonmaker Endowment


You can propel US Olympic sailors forward and honor the legacy of James M. “Ding” Schoonmaker II with your gift today.

The Schoonmaker Foundation has pledged $5 million over five years to create the James M. “Ding” Schoonmaker II Project Pinnacle Endowment Fund. They have also offered an additional $2.5 million challenge fund, meaning that your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar!

Your generous donation – and the matching gift it leverages – will support Project Pinnacle. This ambitious program addresses every aspect of competitive training so U.S. athletes can regain preeminence in Olympic sailing. You’ll help bring America back to the podium and build a pipeline of future champions.

You’ll also strengthen the legacy of World Champion and National Sailing Hall of Famer, Ding Schoonmaker. Winner of North American, South American, Western Hemisphere and European Championships, including the 1975 Star World Championship, Ding was also a steadfast supporter of young sailors and those with Olympic dreams.

Thank you for honoring Ding and supporting the Team.