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Embark on a transformative journey with the Diamond Lake Sailing School, where your generosity becomes the wind beneath the sails of aspiring young mariners. By donating, you're not just supporting a sport; you're empowering a new generation with confidence, resilience, and teamwork through the exhilarating art of sailing. Your contribution plays a pivotal role in widening the horizon for countless youths, granting them access to this noble pursuit regardless of their background. Moreover, your generosity fuels our mission to enrich educational programs that intertwine sailing with environmental stewardship, ensuring that Diamond Lake's pristine beauty is preserved for generations to come. Join us in making waves of positive change, where every donation sets the course for a brighter, more inclusive future on the water.

Why Donate?


Diamond Lake

This beautiful sheet of water constitutes one of the attractions which gives Cassopolis a wide fame as a summer resort.  It derives its name from the sparkling purity of its waters, being in this respect a veritable gem.”

HEADLIGHT, a publication of the Michigan Central Railroad
Volume 2, No. 11; December 1895


“Is there a single greater thing you can teach an 8, 9, or 10 year old than to sail solo?  Name me another activity that teaches geometry, mechanics, and physics while showing a small child that the mind always matters more than brute strength, and that size and gender are irrelevant to success.  A sport where the playing field of wind and water mutates with every race to remind them that nature is ever dynamic, yet enforces rules of right-of-way, sportsmanship, and marine safety.  Lessons to train them to assemble complex sails and rigging, wash their own clothes, and not panic when capsizing.  Lessons to teach them to trust their judgement, take responsibility for their decisions, and not to blame anyone/anything else other than themselves.  A lifestyle that begins with a love for the water, and ends with a wizard-like ability to read its secret language of waves, clouds, currents and the predictable movement of a boat.  Add to that the Buddhist-like element of focused attention and the environmental lesson of renewable energy, and it’s much more than a sport: Sailing is a way of seeing the world - without a digital screen.”
-Wesley Hsu

Thank You To Our Donors

How to Donate

Donating to the Diamond Lake Sailing School is easy and secure. You can choose to make a one-time donation or set up a recurring contribution.

Our Foundation

The Diamond Lake Sailing School operates under a dedicated foundation, committed to fostering a love of sailing in the community. The foundation is a not-for-profit entity, and all donations are tax-deductible. The funds raised are directly invested into the school’s programs, equipment, and outreach initiatives.



We are deeply grateful for every donation, and we ensure that your generosity is acknowledged. Donors will be recognized on our website and at our school (unless anonymity is requested).

Questions and Contact

If you have any questions about donating or if you would like to learn more about how your contributions are used, please feel free to reach out to us at


Join Us in Making a Difference

Your support is not just a donation; it’s an investment in the future of sailing and the youth of our community. Together, we can continue to share the joy and skills of sailing with many more generations to come.

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