Our Supporters

Our success rings true because of your support and belief in our vision. You are responsible for strengthening our organization during our 17 years in Annapolis, MD – and for that, we are truly grateful.

Legend’s Circle

William I. Koch


City of Annapolis
Arthur A. Birney
Peter R. & Cynthia K. Kellogg Foundation
Merrill Family Foundation
James P. Muldoon
Malin Burnham
Condé Nast Publications
Dalio Family Foundation
Mary and Dan Dent Fund
DV Sailing
Richard L. Franyo
Carol M. Jacobsohn Foundation
Gerry Lenfest
The Lotz Family Foundation
Jim Swartz


Alex. Brown Charitable Foundation
Dayton T. Carr
Charles Dana
The Gibbs Family Foundation
The Family of Thomas D. C. Morris
Kathy and Jerry Wood Foundation


George S. Coumantaros
Ronald E. Council
Mark Ellman
Edward G. Freitag & Martha B. Haley Foundation
Penelope P. Harris
Ulf and Betsy Heide
George R. Hinman, Jr.
Robert L. James and Anne K. James Foundation
Russell & Kristina Lucas (Lucas Family Fund)
M&T Bank
James M. Schoonmaker


Scott Allan
John S. Beale, Jr.
Jeffrey Chandler
David Gallitano
Terry Hutchinson
Gary Jobson
Doug & Nancy Lowell Lashley
Bruce H. Munro
Anthony W. Parker
Kay and Corky Potts
George Rich
The Scrivan Family Foundation
David & Vickie Smick Foundation
The South Family
Towne Park
Weems & Plath
R. Ken & Sara Aiken
Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation
William G. Armiger
Barbey Family Trust
Gregory H. Barnhill
Thad Bench
Scott R. Bickford
The Boggs Family
Lenox B. Buchanan
Bruce Burton
Jim, Mary & Jack Carkhuff
Cerise Family Foundation
The Cherner Family
Mason Chrisman
The Clayton Fund
George & Maureen Collins
Doug Croker
Dick D’Amato
Brad Davidson
Paul Davies
Norwood H. Davis, Jr.
Joseph T. Dockery
Dr. Keith R. Dunleavy
Robin Blair Durant
Art & Pat Edwards
Jib Edwards
Bruce Farr
Fawcett Boat Supply
Debbie Gosselin
Carolyn & Chris Groobey
Brenton Halsey
Harry & Barbara Hirsch
David & Carolyn Houck
Barry & Denise Jackson
Reza Jafari
Mimi and Harry Jones
William J. Kardash
Jack King
Douglas Kinney
In memory of Charlie Leighton
Byron F. Marchant
John Martino
Peter Martino
David A. Morrow
Allan Mott
Stephen B. Murray
Susan & Al Nahmias
John & Sue Neely
North Sails
James A. O’Hare
Katherine & Preben Ostberg
Bill & Claire Parker
The Parks Family Foundation, Inc.
Jim Patton
David H. Pensky, Jr.
Potomac Valley Brick & Supply Company
Sandy Purdon
Dan Roche
David Rockefeller
Sidus Design
Philip S. Smith
Kitty & Tom Stoner
In Memory of Hank Strong
Bill Sweetser
Team Tsunami
Bill & Maureen Torgerson
United States Yacht Shows
Michael & Vicki Wallace
Bert & Debbie Winchester
Phyllis Wright

The Capital Campaign to create The Sailing Museum, a home for our sport and space worthy of celebrating the members of the National Sailing Hall of Fame in Newport, RI, was made possible thanks to the generous support of our donors. It is with incredible gratitude we recognize them here. We are deeply grateful.

Legend’s Circle

Jane P. Batten
William Mathews “Matt” Brooks and Pam Rorke Levy
The Coumantaros Family
Doug and Maria DeVos
Clare G. Harrington
The Schoonmaker Foundation
Silent Maid 1924


Peter and Anne Askew
Sandra and David Askew
Malin Burnham
Rhode Island Commerce Corporation
Rose and Charles Dana
Kristal and Joe Dockery
Austin and Gwen Fragomen
Mr. and Mrs. L. Scott Frantz
James and Kate Gubelmann
John and Katrina Hele
Randall and Sara Hogan
Joseph C. Hoopes, Jr.
Edward W. Kane and Martha J. Wallace
Alletta Morris McBean Charitable Trust
Richard M. Nugent
Rives and Nancy Potts
David and Susan Rockefeller
Saw Island Foundation
Craig and Kari Shapero
Thomas L. Stark and Tara L. Lynch
van Beuren Charitable Foundation


Catie and Chris Benzak
Judy and George Carmany
Mr. Dayton T. Carr
Tricia and Jamie Hilton
Ala and Ralph Isham
Ward Marsh
Mr. Douglas Newhouse and Dr. Holly Bannister
The O’Hanley Family
David Warren Ray
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Santry, III
Commodore Charles Townsend


Walter and Marguerite Bopp
Betsy Bowman and Spike Lobdell
Brauchler Collins Foundation
Lauretta J. Bruno
Chris Cannon
Gus and Susan Carlson
Mason R. Chrisman
Doc Clarke
Peggy and Lyn Comfort
L. Jay Cross
Peter S. Duncan
David and Christy Elwell
George C. Francisco, IV and Caroline Francisco
Drew Freides
Larry and Anne Glenn
Gary Jobson
David G. & Carolyn Houck
Ragnar and Laureen Knutsen
Mark Ellman and Nancy Lieberman
Byron Marchant & Rebecca Marchant
Sally and Bill Martin
Judy Clagett McLennan
Ted and Julie Moore
Dennis and Roseanne Williams


The Appleton Family
William B. Clemens, III
Domenico and Eleanore De Sole
LJ and Debbie Edgcomb
Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Franyo
Spencer and Rena Fulweiler
Gefter Family
Stephen Glascock and Barbara van Beuren
Chris & Carolyn Groobey
George and Emilie Hinman
Julia Herrick
Joseph and Louise Huber
Rev. Mary and Robert L. Johnstone, III
Isdale Family
John and Vicki Linnartz
Marie and Douglas McKeige
Pauline and John Mendez
Bruce and Lynne Munro
Paul Weber Architecture
Ewell C. Potts, III
Andy Rose
Cory and Mark Sertl
Donald and Margaret Steiner
Todd and Lisa Stuart Foundation
The Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation
Robin and Frederick J. Warren
Tom and Betsy Whidden
Commodore Paul M Zabetakis, MD


Ed and Lisa Baird
Susan and Hugh Balloch
The Richard and Barbara Bohan Family
Henry and Callie Brauer
The H. L. Brown, Jr. Family Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. C. Richard D’Amato
Christopher and Kimberly Darby
Robbie and Janet Doyle
Steve and Gloria Eddleston, Weatherly
Cece and Mack Fowler
Ian Gumprecht
Karen and Perry Harris
Mary Joan Hoene and Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Seiter
Pamela Howard Family Foundation
Kilroy Foundation
John B. and Nelly Llanos Foundation
Henry and Jean May & Family
Robert C. McCormack
Jim Mullen
Stephen B. Murray, Murray Law Firm
Chris and Shawn Otorowski
Frank and Lolita Savage
Jeffrey Siegal
R.E. “Ted” Turner
Alex Valcic, American Eagle
Mr. and Mrs. W. Crayton Walters, III


The Harry G. and Mary Ann Barkerding Family Fund
Robbie Murphy Benjamin
Mr. and Mrs. Richard D’Amato
Mark Ellis
Melinda and Peter Gerard
Robbie and Amy Haines
Mr. and Mrs. Peter O. Harken
Peter Johnstone
Mr. and Mrs. Gary F. Le Gros, Jr.
Joanne T. O’Dwyer and Donald Tofias, Sparkman & Stephens
Ms. Jan C. O’Malley
Stephanie McLennan
Karter Cerise Potts
Pearson B. Potts
Anne and Clark Thompson
Pam and Paul Thompson
Frank and Celene Varasano


A. Chace Anderson
Born Family Charitable Fund
Toby Baker
In honor of Alexander Bryan-Alcort
Nicholas Brown
Mr. Ken Colburn
Sage and Dick Chase, in Honor of Courtlandt Heyniger
Court Crane
Glenn and Kim Darden
Brad and Susan Davis
Findlay Family Trust
Rosalie and Richard Furniss
Jay and Elizabeth Gowell
Steve Hathaway
Prof. John B. Hattendorf
In honor of Carl Paxon “Bunky” Helfrich
Sally Helme
Hope Foundation
Steve & Karyn James
Bill and Nancy Jorch
Wendell Smith in the name of Michael Keyworth
Peter Koyler
Elizabeth and Bill Leatherman
Guy Leibler
Ms. Sharon Lorenzo
Russell and Kristina Lucas
Jim and Ellen Lussier
Peter, Deon and Tyler Macdonald
Linda McDavitt
Sheila McCurdy and David Brown
Byron Marchant
Soundview Millworks
Anne and David Morley
Jeff and Paige Neuberth
Steve & Cheryl Pervier
Dennis Powers
Thomas Post
Heather Ruhsam
Stephen Taylor
James Wilson
Ken F. Womack
Patricia Young and Paul Hamilton

A tremendous and heartfelt THANK YOU! to these donors for their current support of our programs and services.

Robb Aley Allan and Sarah Minskoff Allan
Chris Benzak
Stacie Brandt
Matt Brooks
Lauretta Bruno
Jim Buckingham
Malin and Roberta Burnham
Chris Cannon
George and Judy Carmany III
Read Clarke
William Clemens
Stephen and Doris Colgate
The Collins Family
Margaret “Peggy” and Lyn Comfort
John and Cindy Cotton
John and Elena Coumantaros
Jay Cross
Charles and Rose Dana
Kristal Dockery
LJ and Debbie Edgcomb
David and Christy Elwell
Dick Enerson
Bruce and Gail Farr
Austin Fragomen and Gwen Robosson Fragomen
George and Lisa Francisco IV
Scott and Icy Frantz
Richard and Georgie Franyo
Drew Freides
Lex and Ann Marie Gamble
Peter and Melinda Gerard
James and Kate Gubelmann
Robert and Amy Haines
Matthew and Anne Hamilton
Clare Harrington
Steve Hathaway
John and Katrina Hele
Jon Helfat
James and Tricia Hilton
George and Emilie Hinman
Randy and Sara Hogan
Timothy and Mary Ann Hogan
Stanley and Sally Honey
Joseph and Lesley Hoopes
David and Carolyn Houck
Joseph and Louise Huber
Courtenay Jenkins
Robert and Mary Johnstone
Gary and Janice Jobson
Edward Kane and Martha Wallace
Peter and Cynthia Kellogg
John B. and Nelly Llanos Kilroy Foundation
Mary Kohler
Paul Kowalski
Spike Lobdell
Diedre Lynch
John Marshall and Margherita Bottini
Byron Marchant
William and Sally Martin
Juliette McLennan
Stephanie McLennan
Sheila McCurdy
James and Nola Mullen
Richard Nugent
Carol O’Malley and Nic Harry
John and Ellyn Osmond
Chris and Shawn Otorowski
Judith Prosser
David Ray
James Richardson
David and Susan Rockefeller
Andrew Rose
Peter and Meredith Rugg
William and Lisa Ruh
Patrice Schoonmaker
Craig and Kari Shapero
Thomas Stark and Tara Lynch
Donald and Meg Steiner
Charles Townsend
Hunter and Sage Tremaine
Thomas and Betsy Whidden
J Sands Yellott
Bill and Nancy Zeitler

Founding Member Yacht Clubs enabled the museum to offer high-quality programs, celebrate sailing’s legacy and inspire future generations. These Yacht Clubs honor those who supported our organization during the 17 years in Annapolis, MD.

Alberg 30 Association
American Yacht Club
Annapolis Yacht Club
Bay Head Yacht Club
Bayview Yacht Club
Beverly Yacht Club
Carolina Yacht Club
Chesapeake Bay Bermuda-40 Association
Chicago Yacht Club
Corinthian Yacht Club of Philadelphia
Davis Island Yacht Club
Eastern Yacht Club
Eastport Yacht Club
Fishing Bay Yacht Club
Gibson Island Yacht Squadron
Great Harbor Yacht Club
Gulf Yachting Association
Hyannis Yacht Club
Indian Harbor Yacht Club
Island Heights Yacht Club
Larchmont Yacht Club
Lavallette Yacht Club
Lewes Yacht Club
Little Egg Harbor Yacht Club
Long Beach Yacht Club
Mantoloking Yacht Club
Maryland Club Yacht Squadron
Metedeconk River Yacht Club
Nantucket Yacht Club
New York Yacht Club
PHRF of the Chesapeake
Riverside Yacht Club
San Diego Yacht Club
San Francisco Yacht Club
Seaside Park Yacht Club
Seattle Yacht Club
Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club
Shelter Island Yacht Club
Southern Yacht Club
St. Francis Yacht Club
St. Petersburg Yacht Club
Stamford Yacht Club
Storm Trysail Club
Toms River Yacht Club
Tred Avon Yacht Club
Union League Yacht Club

In-Kind Supporters