Special Donation – Budge Collins Matching Gift – New Boat!

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This was a special fundraiser to help the team match a $10,000 donation challenge to purchase a new boat for the 2017/18 season.

We are pleased to announce that we exceeded our goal to match Budge Collins’ $10,000 pledge. We have therefore secured the funds we needed to acquire the new racing shell!

We had enthusiastic responses to our seat sales, finding names for all 9 seats in the boat!  We will follow up later once the “Budge Collins II” has been brought to its new home on Shellmaker Island with photos of the seat inscriptions.

We thank everyone who contributed and hope we had a little fun in the process. The seat inscriptions will serve as a reminder to the current athletes about the rich history of this rowing program and how their experiences will serve them for the rest of their lives like they have done for all of us.

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If you would still like to contribute to the program, you can choose to make a one-time donation, or sign up for a sustaining membership (worry-free, automatic monthly donations). Visit our donate page for more details.

Friends of UCI Rowing is a 501(c)(3) charity, where any donations not in exchange for goods and services are tax deductible.

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This is a special fundraiser to help the team match a $10,000 donation challenge to purchase a new boat for the 2017/18 season.

Friends of UCI Rowing will direct this special donation directly to buying a new racing shell for the men’s rowing program at UCI. We are looking to raise $10,000 for this cause, which will be matched by benefactor Budge Collins (bringing a total of $20,000 for the boat purchase).

Thank you for supporting the Friends of UCI Rowing, a 501(c)(3) organization! Every dollar counts…this time, twice as much! You can choose any amount you would like, by simply entering it into the box above.

When you add a donation amount to your cart, you will be presented with various payment methods. There is a fee to send money as a personal payment using a debit card or credit card with PayPal or Stripe. The fee in the U.S. is roughly 3%. For example, if you make a donation of $100, FoUCIR will receive a deposit of $97, and the bank will take $3.