Our mission to provide adaptive sailing for people with disabilities is offered at no charge to them. We have no paid staff. We are the only U.S. program that offers FREE sailing EVERY WEEKEND and it happens because of the generous contributions from our donors.
On their behalf you are invited to make a tax-deductible charitable contribution to Challenged Sailors San Diego to enable us to serve even more sailors. Our Federal Tax ID number is 47-2882798.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more or get help with giving.
Our 2023 Donors are
- John and Jan Cone
- The Shanklin Foundation
- Peter and Sandra Phillips
- Channel Cruising Club
- Jane and Murray Dunn
- Christopher and Jean Freeman
- La Jolla Kiwanis Foundation
- Lake Consulting & Advisory
- Hari Rajagopalan
- San Diego County Employees Charitable Org
- Sylvia Bate Swall and Mike Swall
- Mora and Harry Thompson
- Penny Anders
- Rotary Club of San Diego Downtown Breakfast
- Bambi and Steve Schulman
- Capt. Cam Taylor
- Larry Cooper
- Eric and Fritha Matus
To recognize the wonderful generosity of our donors, we have established several giving levels.
- Friend Level - Gifts of $250 or moreFriends of CSSD will receive a personal recognition letter and subscription to our Annual Report.
- Crew Member Level - Gifts of $500 or moreAll the benefits listed above plus a subscription to our Quarterly Reports.
- Bosun Level - Gifts of $1,000 or moreDonors here will receive the benefits listed above plus a CSSD branded baseball cap plus recognition on our website.
- First Mate: - Gifts of $5,000 or moreIn addition to the benefits listed above, our First Mates will also receive a branded CSSD polo shirt plus a framed photograph of our boats under sail.
- Captain Level - Gifts of $10,000 or moreDonors at this level will receive all of the benefits listed above plus an invitation to CSSD events and a chance to experience a day of the water with one of our companion sailors.
- Admiral Level Gifts of $20,000 or moreOur generous donors at this level will receive all of the benefits listed above, plus they can name one of our Martin 16 foot sailboats for a 12 month period.
You can always thank a special person or brighten someone's day with your donation to Challenged Sailors.
Gifts by credit card or by a Qualified Charitable Distribution from one's IRA are most welcome, as are gifts of life insurance (a paid-up policy no longer needed or a new policy naming CSSD as owner and beneficiary). Should you wish to donate appreciated securities, please go to DonateStock.com for the easy-to-follow instructions. There is no charge for this service.
There are many ways our supporters give a tribute gift in honor or memory of someone:
- Birthday or anniversary
- Celebrate a friend or family member in honor of your birthday or anniversary.
- Engagements or weddings
- In lieu of engagement presents, encourage guests to contribute to Challenged Sailors or make a donation as part of your wedding favors.
- In Memory
- There is no better way to recognize someone who has passed away than creating a lasting legacy with your gift. For families requesting donations in memory of a loved one, email email@example.com.
- Whether it is #GivingTuesday, Christmas or any holiday, give a donation on someone's behalf that has a bigger impact than what you find in a store or under a tree.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about partnering with Challenged Sailors San Diego for workplace giving, employee volunteerism and other social purpose day-on-the-bay activities. We work with several businesses to provide employees more power to engage with social issues and connect with changemakers and like-minded colleagues.
- Traditional volunteerism
- Day of service
- Group projects
- Team building
Email email@example.com to invest in the future of Challenged Sailors. Making a bequest will ensure Challenged Sailors of future funding that will help us continue to provide wonderful opportunities for therapeutic and recreational sailing for challenged individuals.
What is a bequest?
A charitable bequest is a gift made to us through your will or trust. It can take many forms such as a specific sum or percentage of money, or a specific item of property, such as real estate, an automobile, or other physical asset. A contingent charitable bequest can be made if an original beneficiary named in your will or trust does not survive you.
Do I need to change my will or trust to make a bequest?
No. You can simply name Challenged Sailors San Diego as a beneficiary of your private and/or employer sponsored life insurance policy or policies. You may also name Challenged Sailors San Diego as a beneficiary of any retirement, savings, or brokerage accounts.
How do I designate Challenged Sailors San Diego as a beneficiary?
To designate Challenged Sailors San Diego as a beneficiary in you will or trust, include the specific dollar amount or percentage of money, or a specific item of property, to Challenged Sailors San Diego Tax ID# 47-2882798.
To designate Challenged Sailors San Diego as a beneficiary of your life insurance, retirement, savings or brokerage accounts, simply request the appropriate beneficiary designation form from your plan administrator and provide them with the following information:Beneficiary Name: Challenged Sailors San DiegoTax ID# of Beneficiary: 47-2882798Beneficiary Address: PO Box 6994, San Diego, CA 92166Beneficiary Phone Number: 760-690-6594
What is a Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT)?
A Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT) is a gift of cash or other property to an irrevocable trust. The donor receives an income stream from the trust for a term of years or for life and the named charity receives the remaining trust assets at the end of the trust term. Consult your attorney about establishing a CRT with Challenged Sailors San Diego as the beneficiary.
This information is not intended as tax, legal, or financial advice.