Bay Area sailor Tom Siebel is well known locally, and around the world, for creating the successful Siebel Systems and for his once-extensive and varied collection of beautiful and fast-sailing yachts, from the MOD 70 Orion to the J Class sloop Svea, among many others. However, before all his success, if we remember correctly, Tom started sailing on Sunfish around the Great Lakes. This lifelong passion for sailing has been transformed into ongoing support for youth sailing, through US Sailing’s Siebel Sailors Program.
Launched in 2019, the Siebel Sailors Program is a national drive to get more youth into sailing, and to date, has served over 700+ youths annually. Following its initial funding, the program has been expanding with your donations, and right now, every donation you make before midnight, December 31, 2022, will be matched dollar for dollar by the Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation, doubling your impact! You can change the life of a child who wouldn’t otherwise have the chance to be on the water. You can spread the joy of sailing by funding one or more of the gifts on the Siebel Sailors Program Wish List. Your tax-deductible donation will go directly toward the Siebel Sailors Program to ensure that these essential items are available for every new youth sailor.
It’s the gift-giving season, and there are many very deserving youth programs near you. We know the gift of sailing is one that will last a lifetime. Pass it on!