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
  • Contribute online
  • Make donations in stock or by wiring funds
  • Spread your contribution over 3-5 years with a multi-year pledge
  • Call Georgia McDonald at 401-366-3107 to donate by phone, obtain wire/stock transfer instructions or to obtain more information about the program or the structure of your support.

Mailing your contribution to:  US Sailing, P.O. Box 1260, Portsmouth, RI  02871

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.