Gowrie Group Makes $50,000 Donation to US Sailing’s Siebel Sailors Program to Support Diversity & Inclusion in the Sport of Sailing
In support of our longtime partnership with US Sailing, the national governing body of the sport of sailing, Gowrie Group is proud to make a $50,000 donation to the Siebel Sailors Program. The Thomas & Stacey Siebel Foundation is matching, dollar for dollar, up to $5 million, all gifts made to the Siebel Sailors Program. This generous match from the Siebel Foundation has doubled the impact of Gowrie’s donation.
Established in 2019, the Siebel Sailors Program increases opportunity, access, and diversity in the sport of sailing. Over the past two years, over 1,000 young sailors at 20 Community Sailing Centers across the US have benefited from the Program. Once the next $5 million in gifts are raised and matched by the Siebel Foundation, the Siebel Sailors Program will grow from 1,000 sailors to 7,500 sailors, from 20 Sailing Centers to 40 Centers, from 5 regions to 10 regions, and from one coach per region to two coaches per region.
The Siebel Sailors Program is unique in its drive to engage youth from diverse backgrounds, provide scholarships for under-resourced children, and adapt to meet the needs of the individual sailors. Coaches mentor students to develop a lifelong mindset of problem-solving and confidence while the youth have fun and acquire a love of sailing. “Tom and Stacey Siebel had the progressive vision for what the Siebel Sailors Program could be, and the incredible generosity to make it a reality,” said US Sailing CEO Alan Ostfield. “After the success of its inaugural years, we are grateful for their continued generosity enabling us to deepen and expand this terrific program.”
“Gowrie Group is proud to contribute to the important mission of increasing opportunity, access, and diversity in the sport of sailing. We also look forward to visiting some of the Siebel Centers and meeting the sailors this coming summer and fall,” said Whitney Peterson, Gowrie Group’s Director of Marketing & Partnerships.
Gowrie Group is proud to be US Sailing’s long-time insurance partner. Gowrie Group is the Official Insurance Agency of US Sailing and of the US Sailing Team. Gowrie Group is the manager of the Burgee Program, which is the endorsed insurance solution for yacht clubs and sailing organizations. Gowrie Group is also a supporting sponsor of the US Open Sailing Series and the presenting sponsor of the 2022 US Sailing Championship of Champions.
Learn more at the Siebel Programs: https://www.ussailing.org/education/youth/siebel-sailors-program/
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