Crew Endowment

In 2015, the UDMCAA set a goal of reaching $100,000 in the team's endowment. At the time, we had raised $65,000. Presently, after 2 years of contributions, events and fundraising efforts, the endowment is just over $88,000.

Thank you so much for all of your support! We're asking for your help to raise the last $12,000 needed to increase our endowment to $100,000.

As we all know, the team operates on a budget primarily funded by athlete-paid dues. When high-cost items are required, be it a new shell, new vans, or a replacement truck, the team relies on financial support from alumni, parents and friends.

In 2015, the UDMCAA and Team leadership devised a 3-year fundraising plan. In general, we ask that the team, their parents, friends, and family annually support immediate operational expenses; alumni are asked to annually support the growing endowment.

Presently, the team does not draw on the endowment, allowing for all interest to be rolled back into the fund. Once the fund reaches $100,000, it will produce around $5,000/year. We hope to eventually increase the endowment to $1,000,000 which will cover nearly half of the operational costs and relieve a significant burden of annual dues. At $2,000,000, the annual budget could be entirely offset. These are daunting figures, but every movement starts small and must start somewhere.

To our crew alumni: the team will go through phases of talent, coaches, and parents providing financial support, but we, the alumni base, are the constant. Please help us ensure the fidelity of the team, please support the endowment now and help us meet our $100,000 mark.

If you have any questions about our fundraising initiatives, please contact head coach Chuck Crawford at UDRowCoach@gmail.com


Together We Can Make It Happen! Here's How:
Endowment $12,000
$12,000
$7,740 Raised
64% towards $12,000 Goal

Supported by 21 Donations:

  • Silhouette
    Anonymous '09
    I Gave $100
  • Evelyn
    I Gave $1,000
    Happy to help Coach Crawford reach his goal! Best of luck to all Blue Hen rowers, wherever they may be!
  • Silhouette
    Anonymous
    I Gave $1,500
  • Josh D.
    I Gave $500
    Thank you for all of your time and talents.
  • Michael W.
    I Gave $140
    Go Blue Hens!
  • Silhouette
    Anonymous
    I Gave $1,000
    To Coach Crawford. Thank you for everything you have done for be both in and out of the boat William Ritter
  • Brandon H.
    I Gave $500
  • Eileen C.
  • Silhouette
    Anonymous
  • Michael P.
    I Gave $100
  • Silhouette
    Anonymous
    I Gave $250
  • Silhouette
    Anonymous
    I Gave $250
  • Silhouette
    Anonymous
    I Gave $250
  • Silhouette
    Anonymous
    I Gave $250
  • James W.
    I Gave $50
    In honor of Michael Wood (Class of 2004)
  • Nick N.
    I Gave $250
  • Stella S.
    I Gave $250
    To support our Grandson, Tommy Patterson.
  • Silhouette
    Anonymous '10
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    Anonymous '10
  • James B.
    James B. '13
    I Gave $250
    + Becky
  • Ryan A.