About Piers Park Sailing Center

Located on the waterfront in East Boston, Massachusetts, the Piers Park Sailing Center (PPSC) is a 501(c)(3) community sailing center dedicated to providing affordable year round recreational, educational and personal growth opportunities for people of all ages and abilities through sailing and other activities in Boston Harbor.  Our outreach program affects the lives of hundreds of at-risk youth, provides empowerment through our fully accessible sailing facilities for people living with disabilities and acts as a center for waterfront activities for the entire community.

Our vision is to be the premier organization utilizing the marine environment to deliver accessible, high impact programs to a diverse spectrum of people of all ages and abilities in an inclusive, enriching, and empowering environment.

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Board of Directors


Chair: Brett Van Gelder, Microsoft
Vice Chair: J.P. Dunn, retired
Treasurer: Michael Hansen, Deloitte


Bob Brennan, retired
Mike Bruno, Competitive Power Ventures, Inc. 
Mary Cole, retired
Dave Greenwald, PhD, Relay Technology
Robert Hughes, MD, MD² Boston 
Maureen McKinnon, Spaulding Hospital
Coleman Nee, Triangle, Inc.

Our Supporters

Corporate Support

  • Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation
  • East Boston Savings Bank Charitable Foundation
  • Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation
  • InVivo Therapeutics
  • Liberty Mutual Foundation
  • SAP America
  • Suez LNG


Foundation Support

  • The Agnes M. Lindsay Trust
  • Amelia Peabody Foundation
  • Barr Foundation
  • J.E. & Z.B. Butler Foundation
  • Cabot Family Charitable Trust
  • The East Boston Foundation
  • The East Boston Project Advisory Committee
  • Mabel Louise Riley Foundation
  • First Republic Bank
  • The Peabody Foundation
  • The Carl & Ruth Shapiro Family Foundation
  • USOC Olympic Opportunity Fund
  • Who Says I Can’t Foundation