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Review for Piers Park Sailing Center Inc, East Boston, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I am an attorney, and present president of Piers Project Advisory Committee, Inc., a non profit that advises Massachusetts Port Authority on the Maintenance and Security of Piers Park East Boston where the PPSC is located. The sailing program is now in the best condition both fiscally and programatically since its inception, almost 15 years ago. Along the way, there have been all the problems that might be expected in a small, community-based program. These include nepotism and blatant financial mismanagement which threatened the continued viability of this valuable resource. Fortunately for our community, the last two directors, Ms. Cuzzi and Mat Rosa have deployed both skill and integrity to achieve the high level of performance that realize the potential that this program always had. The program is strategically located on Boston Harbor with a unique adaptability build out that offers the sailing experience to many who would otherwise be unable to participate in sailing activity. It is impossible for me to describe the value that this program contributes to the fabric of our community. The development opportunities for our young people are simply unmatched and unmatchable by programs that lack the physical and human resources available at Piers Park Sailing. In my opinion, this program is uniquely deserving of the wholehearted support they receive from their communities. Robert F. Strelitz

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The sincerity and helpful attitude of staff and personnel.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Young, enthusiastic, and unfailingly helpful and pleasant.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Serve even more young people at a particularly significant time in their lives.

Ways to make it better...

The Sailing Center needs space to store and repair boats in the off-season.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Some consider sailing to be an elitist, somewhat frivolous activity. This misperception must be corrected at every opportunity.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Viva Piers Park Sailing!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Donor & Former Board member, volunteer, donor, and fan.