Your Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.  Directors leading the Foundation are Past Commodores of the Grand Traverse Yacht Club.  This non-for-profit was founded for the purpose of receiving and administering funds for the perpetuation of the memory of past and present GTYC members and their families, preservation of objects of historical and natural interest including the GTYC property and its surrounding environment, and providing education opportunities to amateur sailors through instruction, training, competition, scholarships, grants and access to the water.  The Foundation is not affiliated with Traverse Area Community Sailing. 

Past GTYCF projects have included: funding student scholarships for United States Coast Guard families to attend sailing instruction programs, improving the waterfront of the GTYC property with floating docks to provide storage for sailboats used for amateur racing and instruction, and to give access to the Grand Traverse West Bay waters to student athletes on high school sailing teams. 

We strive to establish a sustainable fund to continue future projects under our mission, and provide fiduciary support for long term financial security for the GTYC.


Jay Kraft – President

Wes Schulz – Vice President

Bob Cornwell – Treasurer

Liz Zimmerman – Secretary

Katie Horvath

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