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About the Great Lakes Foundation

Silver Islet Harbor (S-128) photo by Donna Fink: In December 2021, The Great Lakes Foundation donated $26,500 CAD to the Silver Islet Harbour Associacion of Thunder Bay, to help with the purchase of a header-dock, to create a slip-dock for transient boaters, along with shore-docking for seasonal boaters, both capable of generating critical operating funds.

Great Lakes Foundation Objectives...

Named the "Great Lakes Foundation," the organization is dedicated to preserving the richness of wilderness cruising areas of the Great Lakes and to fostering the art and science of cruising.

Purpose...

The Foundation is organized exclusively for charitable, educational or scientific purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time. By way of illustration and not by way of limitation, the Foundation's purpose includes promoting marine safety through education, including publications and seminars; and protecting and preserving wilderness areas; by its providing information that will enhance the appreciation of the Great Lakes by its members and the general public; encouraging the study and preservation of the marine environment; and supplying encouragement, information and, where appropriate, financial assistance to persons and organizations who further the purposes of the Foundation.

Organization...

The Foundation is managed by a Board of Directors composed of the directors of the Great Lakes Cruising Club. All members of the Club are automatically members of the Great Lakes Foundation and participate in its affairs at its annual meeting. The Foundation is exempt from federal income tax as a charitable organization under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Accordingly, all gifts and bequests to the Foundation by U.S. citizens qualify for income tax deduction.

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Richard M. Barzyk, President, Great Lakes Foundation

GLFoundation@ATT.net