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.

Cash Donations

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

If you are making a donation in memory or in honor of someone, please use our Donate in Memory or in Honor of Someone page.


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 298, Ellsworth, MI 49729. Thank you for your generous support!


To make a cash donation using your credit card, please use this Donate Now! button (we use PayPal, but you do not need a PayPal account to donate this way). If you are making a donation in memory or in honor of someone, please use the link above.



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 would like to make an in-kind donation, please complete and submit the form below.  We will contact you to discuss your proposed donation.