Board of Directors
Michelle Kraus, President
Jeff DeLaurie, Secretary
Federal Tax ID# 20-8700302
Jeffrey Adam Memorial Regatta Advisory Committee
Alex & Wendy Adam
The Dana Point Harbor Youth Foundation is passionate about sailing and strives to improve the lives of young people by bringing that energy, enthusiasm and education to the next generation of sailors.
At the core of the Foundation's mission is a scholarship program that allows young people to experience the benefits of sailing, regardless of financial circumstance. If you are interested in a scholarship to a local youth sailing program, or know someone who may be, please see our Scholarship page for more information.
The Dana Point Harbor Youth Foundation is South Orange County's driving force in youth sailing education. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) with a mission and focus of providing the opportunity for youth to participate in the sport and to glean the benefits and joys of sailing.
By participating in sailing activities children and teens are exposed to a unique form of physical fitness. Also, because sailing is a team activity, participants gain important communication, social and leadership skills and increased self-esteem; life skills that they will carry into adulthood. Sailing also teaches young people to be good stewards on the ocean's resources.
Dana Point and South Orange County has a variety of exceptional youth sailing programs. By acting as a unifying force for other harbor organizations, DPHYF ensures that the next generation of sailors has the resources and equipment they need. The Foundation is proud to support . . .
DPHYF is proud to enrich our local community by providing scholarships, sailing equipment and hosting certification courses at all levels. However, we cannot do it alone. All donations make to the Foundation are tax deductible. For more information on how to give, please see our Donations page.
- Dana Point Yacht Club Youth Sailing
- Dana West Yacht Club Youth Sailing
- Mariners 936 Sea Scouts
- South OC High School Sailing Programs
- Westwind Sailing
- Ocean Institute
Since DPHYF is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt entity all donations made to the Foundation are tax-deductible to the donor.
Maybe you have a personal legacy goal that we can help you fulfill or tax planning needs. We will be glad to talk with you further and answer any questions you have in this regard including discussing developing a special fund for your particluar passion.