Fort Pierce Yacht Club Foundation
"We are committed to preserving marine resources and furthering the enjoyment of our maritime environment in Fort Pierce"
Fort Pierce Yacht Foundation was founded in 2018 as the charitable arm of the Fort Pierce Yacht Club. Since its early years, the Foundation has raised monies by hosting a community On the Water Poker Run to fund annual scholarships for college juniors majoring in marine studies. The selected students have worked for 16 weeks each summer with researchers at FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. We have proudly put four students through this summer program, and each have gone on to a career in marine biology and most in research.
We also raise money by providing beverage service at the Fort Pierce Jazz and Blues Society summer performances at the Fort Pierce Yacht Club. From last year’s net income, we funded scholarships at Wesley Island Eco Camp in Fort Pierce. We are proud that our monies have allowed 2 young people attend the camp this summer who could not have otherwise; and that we created a junior counselor position. It is our hope that one of these children will be our next summer intern.