Our Partners

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Our Partners 2017-08-18T17:00:04+00:00

The Sail Buffalo Project has been made Possible Thanks to Our Outstanding Partners and Friends

Meet Our Partners

<strong>American Sailing Association</strong>
American Sailing AssociationSail Buffalo's Affiliate
The American Sailing Association was founded in 1983 with a simply stated mission: to teach people to sail safely and confidently.
<strong>Niagara River Greenway Commission</strong>
Niagara River Greenway CommissionFunding & Technical Assistance
Niagara River Greenway Commission
Beaver Island State Park
2136 West Oakfield Road
Grand Island, New York 14072
Phone 716.773.5361 Facsimile 716.773.5392
<strong>Margret L Wendt Foundation</strong>
Margret L Wendt FoundationCharitable Giver
Margret L Wendt Foundation
40 Fountain Plz Ste 277
Buffalo, New York 14202
(716) 855-2146
<strong>WNY Maritime Charter School</strong>
WNY Maritime Charter SchoolWNYMCS266 Genesee Street
Buffalo, NY, 14204
(716) - 842 - 6289
Set Course To Achievement – An outstanding academic program within the maritime traditions of the U.S. Navy and the rich history of Buffalo as a distinguished seaport city.
<strong>Buffalo Marine Construction</strong>
Buffalo Marine ConstructionBuffalo Marine Construction, LLC.
2174 West Oakfield Road
Grand Island, New York
Buffalo Marine Construction (BMC) was formed in 2010 and has been operating in the Niagara region for 6 years. The team combines with over 50 years in general and 15 years in specialty marine construction. BMC has completed 100s of projects and contracts many seasonal dock maintenance jobs yearly. We are outfitted to accommodate both your shoreline and inland construction projects.
<strong>Modern Recycling & Transfer Center</strong>
Modern Recycling & Transfer CenterRecycling
266 Hopkins St
Buffalo, NY 14220
South Buffalo
Phone number (716) 827-8944
HoneywellResearch and Development Laboratory
Honeywell’s Buffalo Research Lab has been one of the company’s key research and development hubs for more than 55 years.
<strong>Richard W Rupp Foundation</strong>
Richard W Rupp FoundationNonProfit Corporation
Richard W Rupp Foundation is located in Buffalo, New York. Charitable donations to this organization are deductible. This organization benefits philanthropy, voluntarism and grantmaking foundations, focusing specifically on private grantmaking foundations programs.
<strong>The John R. Oishei Foundation</strong>
The John R. Oishei FoundationBuffalo's largest private foundation.
Fleet Champion Opti Class, 6 years of practice in YYC, he is a great Instructor in our Junior Sailing program. During off-season Chris is busy with his track, but nothing keeps him away from the water when summer is here!An ASA BKB Certification 2012 with top score earning full sailing privileges, he is now aiming at proficiency in larger boats! (Clara Brown, watch out!)
<strong>United States Coast Guard</strong>
United States Coast Guarda military service and a branch of the armed forces
USCG Buffalo USCG Buffalo protects vital economic and security interests of the eastern Great Lakes.
<strong>Community Action Organization of Erie Co. Inc</strong>
Community Action Organization of Erie Co. IncThe official antipoverty agency for Erie County.
Since its existence, the Community Action Organization has never lost sight of its original mandate “citizen participation.” Citizen participation makes community action unique and is the one ingredient that makes elected officials responsive to the needs of a community. Phone: 716.881.5150 Ext. 4338


Meet Our Partners

<strong>Byron Brown</strong>
Byron BrownMayor of Buffalo
Byron William Brown II is the 62nd and current mayor of Buffalo, New York, elected on November 8, 2005 and is the city’s first African-American mayor. Mayor Byron Brown took the Oath of Office as the 58th Mayor of Buffalo, New York on December 31, 2005.
<strong>Mark C. Poloncarz</strong>
Mark C. PoloncarzErie County Executive
Mark C. Poloncarz is Erie County New York’s eighth County Executive. Since taking office as Executive in January 2012, Mark has returned county government to its core mission of providing the programs and services that residents demand as effectively and efficiently as possible.
<strong>Michael P. Kearns</strong>
Michael P. KearnsAssemblyman
Michael P. “Mickey” Kearns is a member of the New York State Assembly. Kearns represents the 142nd Assembly District, which spans South Buffalo, half of the city of Lackawanna, West Seneca and Orchard Park.

<strong>Christopher P. Scanlon</strong>
Christopher P. ScanlonSouth District Common Council Member
Christopher Scanlon is a Democratic member of the Buffalo, New York Common Council, representing the South District. He was appointed to the council in 2012.


Sail Buffalo

The Sail Buffalo project entails the transformation of an abandoned inlet into a Community Boating Center that provides public access to Buffalo’s waterfront. We are an accredited sailing school with a mission to create an exciting safe and secure facility on Buffalo’s Outer Harbor, enabling public access to the waterfront through boating, wellness and environmental programming. Our goal is to provide a destination for on-the-water training, holistic learning experiences, wellness and environmental education regardless of income, gender and age, including people with disabilities, and to provide a safe-haven for young veterans and their families.

Our History

Being on the water is a truly transformative experience. After the launch of our unique Eco Floating Classroom 2011, and after merging with Cazenovia Community Resource Center (501-C-3) during 2012, we have finally found an ideal location at 2 Fuhrmann Blvd by the USCG, and created a true Community Boating Center!