Friends of Concord Crew is a non-profit organization. It is independent from any school system and receives no financial support from the schools. Registration fees cover about 2/3 of operating costs. Generous contributions from parents, alumnae, and the community help us operate this great program!
In addition to ongoing expenses such as insurance and regatta fees, Concord Crew takes pride in maintaining a high quality pool of racing shells, oars and electronic equipment (see list to the right).
You can view Friends of Concord Crew's tax returns at Guidestar.
Go to Regatta Central, find us under Friends of Concord Crew, and follow the links for debit or credit card donations (you will be asked to quickly create a username and password); or
Mail a check to:
Friends of Concord Crew,
PO Box 1781
Concord, NH 03302-1781
|Replacement paddle for a launch||$15|
|Fire extinguisher for a launch||$25|
|Racing top for a kid who cannot afford it||$27|
|Replacement pair of shoes for a boat||$55|
|Parts necessary to repair a rigger, or a seat and slide||$85|
|Team jacket for a kid who cannot afford it||$90|
|Season dues for a scholarship athlete. Everyone rows at Concord Crew||$400|
|Speed coach for a racing hull||$450|
|Winter training at Camp Bob Cooper, SC, for an athlete who otherwise would not go||$650|
|Concept II rowing machine||$950|
|Two Concept II rowing machines||$1,900|
|Set of eight oars||$3,300|
|Clean burning four-stroke 15 horsepower motor for a launch||$2,400|
|Long way towards a new boat||$10,000|
|Helps even more in buying a new boat||$15,000|
|The additional dock we need to launch and land 2 eights at a time, WE MADE IT, THE FINAL PIECES OF DOCK ARRIVED FOR SPRING 2013||$0|
|Four-oared racing shell (can be spread over three years)||$20,000|
|Eight-oared racing shell (can be spread over three years)||$30,000|
WEST MARINE, through a grant process intended to support youth water-related programs, donated a $750 gift card to be used at their store.
The 2012 Wreath Campaign came through again. With this year's success (and the promise of another one this fall), combined with a good offer from Vespoli, we bought two brand new, top-of-the-line four-oared shells, bringing to fleet of fours to six, three for each squad. Rowing in smaller boats is great training, and gives us the flexibility of entering fours races when we have a particularly talented group, or just to give everyone an opportunity to race.
MARK CIBOROWSKI again let us use space at 20 Pleasant Street -- rent free -- for winter training and to store our ergometers. more athletes took advantage of Charmie's winter program in 2012-13.
ANONYMOUS DONORS bought a used, but in terrific shape, four-oared shell in the fall of 2012, which we christened the Norma Weeks (the mother of Warren Billings), bringing the number of these smaller boats in our fleet to four, two each for the men's and women's squads.
The 2011 Wreath Campaign was another success, selling more wreaths than ever before. This is the club's biggest fundraiser and its continued success keeps Concord Crew financially strong.
ANONYMOUS DONORS helped us pay off the two new boats we bought in the fall of 2011. Both are gently used Resolute UltraLightweight eights that are perfect for our smaller athletes. They will serve us for many years. We budgeted to buy one boat during the year, but we stretched to buy the second because it was such a good deal (and such a pretty color - Concord High Crimson, since christened the MacIntosh after long time crew parent and board member John MacIntosh). The generous donations allowed us to pay off the second boat to keep the program debt-free.
An ANONYMOUS DONOR contributed enough money in the spring of 2011 to buy a substantial section of dock, bringing us closer to having a dock long enough to launch two eights at a time (and providing some much needed breathing room on the dock right now).
Another ANONYMOUS DONOR bought a new set of Concept 2 oars for the boys varsity.
MARK CIBOROWSKI lets us use space at 20 Pleasant Street -- rent free -- for winter training and to store our ergometers. It was much warmer than the boathouse.
The two dozen masters rowers from the MELBOURNE (Australia) UNIVERSITY BOAT CLUB made a generous contribution to Concord Crew after they spent a week rowing with us in preparation for the 2010 Head of the Charles. Their Over-60 men's 8 came in first, and they made many new friends.
The ATHLETES earned more than $1,100 during a car wash over the 2010 Labor Day weekend, and almost as much during another carwash in September 2011 ... enough for a new erg.
At the close of the August 2011 team meeting, a PARENT made an unsolicited gift of $400 to pay for a season's scholarship, saying, "my favorite part about Concord Crew" is that everyone rows.
The NH CHARITABLE FOUNDATION provided Concord Crew with a grant in the summer of 2010 which we used to buy two new motors. Thank you.
Thanks to DAVE'S MOTORBOAT SHOPPE of Gilford for donating the gas tanks and fuel lines for the new engines.
We bought a new and bigger launch in the summer of 2010 to replace the too small, and less safe, Doc's Dinghy, and HAGGETT'S MARINE of Concord gave us a huge discount on the boat and a new trailer.