Torch Lake Sailing School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Tuition at our sailing school is kept as low as possible, to make learning to sail affordable. The tuition covers only part of direct operating costs. For the balance and all capital additions, our school depends upon your generosity. Contributions are tax-deductible as permitted by law.

TLSS is happy to receive cash donations as well as ‘in-kind’ contributions, which are donations of goods, services or time — instead of cash. If you would like to make an ‘in-kind’ donation, please use this form: Make an In-Kind Donation to Torch Lake Sailing School.

Cash Donations

If you are making a cash donation, you can do it in several ways:

If you are making a donation of $500 or more, please consider mailing a check. This will save us the PayPal service charge. Our address is Torch Lake Sailing School, P.O. Box 1259, Bellaire, MI 49615. Thank you for your generous support!


You may donate online using the secure PayPal Giving Fund (if you have a PayPal account). Unlike donations by a credit card, when you donate online using the PayPal Giving Fund, 100% of your donation is received by Torch Lake Sailing School, thereby maximizing the value of any donation you make.


If you are making a cash donation and would like to use your credit card, please use the donation form below. We use PayPal to take credit card donations, but your DO NOT need a PayPal account. If your donation is in memory or in honor of someone you will be able to specify this in the form.