Support Reach

The Reach Founders Society

A forward-thinking collective of individuals and organizations that share our vision and support our mission. The Reach Founders Society members are supporting the development of Reach Hubs in urban areas around the country to engage under-served communities and at-risk youths.


Donation Level – $50,000+

Join the visionary leaders at the forefront of education innovation. Reach was inspired by legendary ocean racer Jim Kilroy. Join the John B. and Nelly Llanos Kilroy Foundation at the Venture Level.

John B. and Nelly Llanos Kilroy Foundation 2009-2016
11th Hour Racing – 2015


Donation Level – $10,000-$25,000

These generous supporters contribute to outreach in schools and sailing centers nationwide, providing an opportunity for sailing centers and schools to explore partnerships and provide a future of exploration.

TK Foundation – 2014


Donation Level – $25,000-$50,000

This elite group of philanthropists challenge today’s youth to reach higher academically, further intellectually and develop a daily practice of discovery.

Educational Projects Foundation – 2016


Donation Level – $1,000-$10,000

Union League Yacht Club of Philadelphia
Bruce J. Burton
The McCurdy Family Foundation
Bowman McMahon

Become a Reach Founder today!

  • Mail your check payable to US Sailing, f/b/o Reach Program
  • Make donations in stock or by wiring funds
  • Spread your contribution over 3-5 years with a multi-year pledge
  • Call 401-342-7900 to donate by phone, obtain wire/stock transfer instructions or to obtain more information about the program or the structure of your support.

Mail your contribution to:

US Sailing
1 Roger Williams University Way
Bristol, RI 02809

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Reach Supporters

Your support provides teacher scholarships, new Reach curriculum modules, and provides grants to sailing centers for Reach program implementation.

  • Anne Beaumont
  • Henry Biner
  • Chiara Bruzzi
  • Bruce Burton
  • CCM Adivsers, LLC
  • Clark Chapin
  • Rob Crafa
  • Jonathan Cruse
  • Caila Devlin
  • Michael Donato
  • Ellen Donnelly
  • Linda Epstein
  • Joseph Glorioso
  • David Greenhouse
  • Helen Horton
  • Timothy Hunt
  • Edward Kaye
  • Robert Key
  • Charles King
  • Gary Knappenberger
  • Karl Krueger
  • Paul Lukas
  • Sheila McCurdy
  • John O’Flaherty
  • Jan O’Malley
  • William Rockford
  • George Sakellaris
  • Emlynn Smith
  • Thomas Story
  • Susan Trotman
  • Bill Watkins
  • William J. Watkins Meredith
  • Clark Shachoy

Thanks to the ongoing support of individuals and foundations, US Sailing’s Reach Initiative has been able to develop teacher and student curriculum, share best practices, provide grants to sailing centers, and professional development scholarships for teachers and sailing instructors. Inspire kids to have fun learning Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Reach uses sailing as a novel, exciting platform for learning essential academic and life skills.