Why Donate?

Rowing is an expensive sport that requires specialized equipment. While our membership dues generally cover fixed operation costs each season, they do not cover investment in equipment. In order to grow and remain competitive we need to invest in new boats, oars, launches, and supplies to maintain our fleet; and we can't do it alone. Your donation, in any amount, can help us achieve our goals of developing a diverse community of teamwork as an inclusive LGBT rowing organization. Your donation may also be tax deductible. Chicago Rowing Union is a volunteer run organization. We are not-for-profit and tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.

How to Donate

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Non-monetary Donations

If you would prefer, you can make a donation of equipment or supplies, or volunteer your time. Email us to learn more.