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Charity Events

leukemia & lymphoma society

Columbia Yacht Club, Corinthian Yacht Club and boaters throughout Chicago participate in several events each year to support the Leukemia Cup Regatta series. Events include Red Sky Night, Stand UP Against Blood Cancers, Poker Run, Wine Down and the Leukemia Cup Regatta

alliance for the great lakes

Save the Date! June 18, 2015 is this year's Taste of the Great Lakes. The event is both a fundraising effort and informative gathering  with a goal of growing support and knowledge about protecting our Great Lakes. This stellar event is thanks to many sponsors including Columbia Yacht Club, Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants, Heritage Wine Cellars, Goose Island Beers and more. 

chester kuttner

Columbia’s Chester Kuttner Foundation was founded in 1994 by LaVerne Kuttner and Reese Elledge to honor the memory of Chester Kuttner and to share and promote Chester’s love and devotion to sailing. LEARN MORE

legacy foundation

The Columbia Yacht Club Legacy Foundation is a non-profit charitable entity dedicated to promoting the sport of sailing, marine education, sportsmanship and competition. The Legacy Foundation is supported by donations from our membership, intended to benefit those who may not otherwise be able to experience maritime activities

judd goldman adaptive sailing

The Judd Goldman Junior Sailing Program (JGJSP) was developed to teach sailing to eight- to twelve-year-old Chicago inner-city youths. The fleet consists of Vanguard Prams, 7' 7" boats, widely used throughout the world in teaching beginners how to sail. The Program is located at several of the beautifully renovated, city water-fed lagoons. The environment is unequaled and is an extremely rare experience for a big city recreational program. This unique approach brings the program to the neighborhood rather than the neighborhood to the program. LEARN MORE

sea scouts

Over the past four years, Imagine Festivals has hosted the annual Chowdah-Fest at Columbia Yacht Club. Besides being a wonderful opportunity to sample varieties of the best chowder in the city, and for people to discover the delightful ambiance of the yacht club, it is the biggest and most important fundraiser of the year for our Sea Scout Ship.

almost home kids

Almost Home Kids holds their Summer Soiree each year at Columbia Yacht Club. The event brings out a great summer loving crowd to help support this incredible cause. 

canine therapy corpS

2014 was their first year for their annual gala at Columbia. Canine Therapy Corps empowers and motivates individuals to improve their physical and psychological health and well-being by harnessing the human-animal bond. They provide goal-directed, interactive animal-assisted therapy services, free of charge, using volunteers and certified therapy dogs. LEARN MORE

artists for harmony

Artists For Harmony is a grassroots, non-profit organization based out of Chicago that focuses on the importance of art within our culture. Art is an essential tool of self expression that can inspire others, and recapture the beauty found all around us. Each year they hold a Wine Tasting & Art Gallery at Columbia.