2015 is well underway and we are eager to arrange dozens of healing sails for hundreds of VIPguests in the months to follow! Below, and in the photo above, you’ll find highlights from our Miami Sailearlier this month. We are now putting final plans in place for April sails at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club in Naples,FL and the San Diego Yacht Club!
We’ve just installed a new and much-needed relationship management system and are working on opening programsin two more exciting locations this year–to be announced!
Hold on tight….the snow is melting, the days are longer, the winds are picking up and–with the help of ourSponsor Panerai, Captains, Donors and Volunteers–we’re about to experience another greatyear of healing sails! Come along for the ride!
Trisha Gallagher Boisvert, Executive Director
Invite Coming Soon!
Sailing Heals Kicks off 2015 Season at Miami Sailing Week!
Our first sail of 2015 was a big success as we hosted 25 guests from Miami Children’s Hospital! Thank you to the 5 Host Captains and crew members and the Coconut Grove Sailing Club for helping make ita great day for the 7 families who participated.
Panerai generously sponsored a delicious lunch and the weather could not have been moreperfect! Our friends at Bacardi and Studio Milano also honored Sailing Heals by again choosingSailing Heals as one of three local sailing non-profits that benefited from a beautiful Gala and Auction on Sat., Feb. 28th as well asthrough the money raised through Bacardi Miami Sailing Week. Many thanks to Board Member Pamela O’Connor who joined us and all who participated! For more photos, including several from professional Cory Silken, visitour Facebook page.
In Memory of Two Wonderful Guys Who Put the
Wind in Our Sails!
|Lee Gallagher||Rocky Sargent|
Leon “Lee” Gallagher (1933-2015); father of Sailing Heals co-founders Michele Gallagher & TrishaGallagher Boisvert and frequent donor to Sailing Heals.
Robert “Rocky” Sargent, (1957 – 2015) dedicated Skipper of Sailing Heals’ flagshipValiant.
Your joie de vivre will live on forever at Sailing Heals!
The Boston Yacht Club Goes Above and Beyond!
The members of the Boston Yacht Club in Marblehead, MA, helped us have a record breaking year in 2014! Theircontributions amounted to about 18% of our total donor income! They accomplished this by hosting fundraisersthroughout the year and volunteering their time and boats for our VIPs! As we start the new season, we wantto again say thank you to this very charitably-minded organization!
Our New Board Leadership is Excited for the New Season!
Welcome to the new Officers of the Sailing Heals Board of Directors!
Jonathan Ollwertherhas been appointedPresident; Dr. Lori Wirth has
been appointed Vice President; RickFishkin is our Treasurer; Cindy
Gottfriedis our Board Secretary. Past President Moe Boisvert will stay on
as Board Chair. Thankyou ALL for yourcommitment and leadership!
(Clockwise from top left: Rick, Cindy, Moe, Lori, Jonathan)
In What Creative Ways Can YOU Support Sailing Heals?
Amazon Customers: Please consider selecting us as your charitable beneficiary!
Boston Globe Subscribers: Visit this link, GLOBE GRANT, indicate Sailing Heals, Inc. asbeneficiary and write in the voucher number you’ve been assigned, then $50 will automatically go to SailingHeals for future advertising.
If you have other ideas, such as applying for particular grants that would be a good match for our mission,please be in touch!
Many Sailing Heals gifts are available on our website!
Please allow plenty of time for ordering and customization.
Keep in touch on Facebook or Twitter for ongoing photos and updates!
Pay it forward…
Nearly 90% of our funding comes from private donors. If you believe in the mission of Sailing Heals, pleaseremember us when you make donations!
If you know of a company who would like to benefit from being a SPONSOR of Sailing Heals, please be intouch!
Sailing Heals is a 501c3 organization; Tax ID Number: 45-2859863.
Donations may be made directly on our website at www.sailingheals.org or mailed to Sailing Heals, Inc. 5Winchester St., Bradford, MA 01835. Phone: 978-914-6609 Fax: 978-914-6191. We also have the Kate’s Clubprogram for generous supporters who wish to make a monthly contribution to our mission.