The mission of Youth Sailing Foundation is to provide Indian River County with educational, recreational, and competitive sailing programs for all ages in a fun and safe environment. One program the organization uses to achieve their mission is the Squadron Sailing for Elementary and Middle School Students. Over the years, 200 students from Beachland Elementary and Gifford Middle Schools have learned how to safely sail 8-14 foot dinghies.
From a Gifford Middle School mother: “YSF is a Treasure! My daughter, E., is new to the area. We have lived here for only 3 months. She is struggling so badly in her school (GMS) and YSF was a HUGE encouragement for her spirit! It was also a visible blessing of self-confidence! Cheerfully.”
Youth Sailing Foundation is also a part of our Endowment Partners Program (EPP). The purpose of the EPP is to help local charities plan for their long-term sustainability by growing a permanent endowment fund. During a 12-month program, participants learn about endowments, planned giving, investment management and marketing solutions that inspire loyal donors to make planned gifts from their estates. The program is coordinated by IRCF team member Yamilet Cendejas.
To learn how to give outright contributions today or bequests and other planned gifts for future support, please see “Planned Giving: Leave a Legacy” under our “Giving” section or go to the Youth Sailing Foundation website.