MBJA Fundraising Initiative

The MBJA board of directors has been working diligently to elevate the sailing experience at Macatawa Bay Yacht Club and Macatawa Bay Junior Association through 3 major initiatives which involves an investment of $169,100 per year for 3 years. These initiatives and their respective share of the required total investment are:

PHASE 1: Hire a full-time sailing director to include salary, benefits, payroll taxes and other associated costs with the personnel expense for this position for the MBJA and MBYC: Approximately 50% of the total investment. – Completed 2014

PHASE 2: Upgrade the current fleet of MBJA sailboats and powerboats over the next three years: Approximately 25% of the total investment. – In Process

PHASE 3: Purchase a fleet of three to four junior and adult learn to sail/ race keelboats: Approximately 25% of the total investment. – In Process

TOTAL FUNDING REQUIRED:
$169,100 per year
TOTAL DONATIONS COMMITTED YTD:
$91,500 per year
STILL NEEDED DONATIONS TO COMPLETE PHASE 1 AND 2:
$31,000 per year
STILL NEEDED DONATIONS TO COMPLETE ALL 3 PHASES:
$77,600 per year

The addition of a full-time Sailing Director for both the MBJA and MBYC will be a pivotal and highly visible position that will help significantly promote and grow sailing throughout the community and region.

As of this writing, six resumes have been submitted and four candidates interviewed. In addition, two individuals will have face to face interviews within the next week. The goal remains to have a candidate on staff by the middle of March to help MBJA and MBYC plan for the upcoming season.

To date, as shown above, commitments of $91,500 per year from many generous donors! And although we are truly grateful for this support, we are still short of fulfilling our goal by $77,600 per year. The goal for successfully fulfilling this campaign is April 1, 2014.

Please help us to grow sailing at MBYC and the MBJA by making a tax-deductible contribution to the MBJA. Pledge forms can be found by clicking on the link below

Thank you for your support.

– MBJA Board

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