Men’s Rowing was one of the founding sports at UC Irvine in 1965. In the summer of 2010, the Friends of UCI Rowing formalized its structure to provide support to the program in response to UCI Rowing being discontinued as a varsity sport and transitioning to Club status.  Specifically, we became a California corporation, filed with the IRS to become a 501(c)(3) charity to receive tax-deductible contributions, established bank and PayPal* accounts to accept donations to the Crew (click the donate link below), and named a Board of Directors.

Each year Friends of UCI Rowing raises a large portion of its budget through donations from alumni, boosters, parents and families. We encourage all Alumni and other Friends to demonstrate their support for the program by attending UCI rowing events, supporting our coaches in the development of fine student-athletes, providing financial and other material support to the program, and answering the call when additional help is needed.

If you’re interested in helping the Men’s Program in this way, then please contribute any amount that you can.

Does your company offer a charitable contribution match incentive? Please check with your HR department to see if you can get them to double your giving.  They will need our Tax ID number to verify our charitable status: 27-0763131.  A little extra effort can go a long way!

Donate via our website with your credit card, or via Paypal:
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You may also mail checks directly to:

Friends of UC Irvine Rowing
P.O. Box 8855
Newport Beach, CA 92658

We continue to express our gratitude to Henry Nicholas III for his generous 1999 gift to the endowment for UCI Rowing, from which the generated interest makes yearly contributions to the program.  Further, we are eternally grateful to Duvall Hecht, founder of UCI Rowing, for his sustaining financial support and leadership for all these decades.

In addition to financial donations, the UCI Rowing receives substantial, regular, and steadfast non-financial support through volunteers, parents, and families of UCI rowers. We couldn’t do this without you. Thank you!


If you are looking to support the Women’s Crew, please visit their website here.