The Lake Thunderbird Educational Foundation, a 501(c)3 non profit organization having board members from partnering organizations, was created to raise funds to build and maintain the BoatHouse. Sufficient funds were raised during the first two years to have a dock built. Also, material for fencing and gravel for a ramp was purchased with funds raised by the foundation. District 2 Cleveland County Comission constructed the ramp. Volunteers fenced off the area for a boat yard and TSC began giving sailing classes to raise additional funds. Eventually, enough funds were raised that the shell of the BoatHouse built. Volunteers put in more than 3000 hours finishing the building.