VICTORY AND PHILANTHROPY – Jim Clark and Sail To Prevail
Published on April 3rd, 2013
Jim Clark, the founder of Netscape, donated $800,000 to Sail To Prevail, The National Disabled Sailing Program in Newport, RI. Clark, a keen and focused philanthropist, announced the largest gift in the history of Sail To Prevail after captaining his J-boat Hanuman, to a dominant victory with four unprecedented first-place finishes in four races this past weekend at the St. Barth’s Bucket Regatta.
Clark has publicly committed to “donate to an ocean-based charity an amount equal to the amount I had spent racing.” Further, Clark publicly challenged his competitors at the Awards Ceremony by saying, “All of us with multi-million dollar boats should try to do something to give back to the ocean and provide opportunities for others.”
Sail To Prevail CEO and two-time Paralympian, Paul Callahan, gratefully remarked, “This extraordinarily generous gift from Jim is a key component in our strategy to seed the funding for our endowment to ensure the success of our cutting-edge programs for as long as there are people with disabilities.”
Sail To Prevail, The National Disabled Sailing Program, creates opportunities for children, adults and Veterans with disabilities to overcome adversity in their daily lives through therapeutic sailing. The organization has served more than 15,000 disabled participants in its three decades of operation. For more information, visit www.sailtoprevail.org or contact Paul Callahan at firstname.lastname@example.org.