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8-Person Shell (Northwestern Crew)

Raised toward our $15,000 Goal
122 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on March 13, at 01:01 AM EDT
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8-Person Shell (Northwestern Crew)

Stretch Goal!!

Our support system is INCREDIBLE! Because of all of you, we have exceeded not only our original goal of $15,000, but we also have passed our stretch goal of $20,000. Our campaign still has a few days left, so with the time remaining, we are stretching our goal yet again to $23,000. Any additional money raised will us purchase additional equipment needed for a fully functioning boat. 



One team! One boat! One Northwestern!

Wow! We are thrilled to have met our original goal of $15,000! But we always row through the finish line, so we are stretching our goal to $20,000. This additional funding will help purchase additional equipment needed for a fully functioning boat -- oars, cox boxes, shoes, etc. The support we have been receiving is incredible, and our club would not be where it is today without the strong support system of alumni, family, friends, and rowing lovers.


Who we are:

Northwestern Crew was founded in 1981 with an original crew of 9 students. Today, our club has grown to over 60 members, the largest cohort in our club’s history. We are a team of highly dedicated students practicing over 20 hours each week and waking up before the sun rises to train with people we truly consider family. Our club competes against varsity programs in some of the nation’s largest regattas. Within the last year, both the men’s and women’s boats medaled multiple times.


Why we need your help:

Our team is growing and it’s growing fast. While we’re thrilled to see this growth, we need the infrastructure to support it. To accommodate this growth we’re fundraising to purchase a new eight-person shell to expand our current fleet! With more active member than ever before, we need this boat to make sure we can get as many rowers and coxswains on the water as possible come spring season. Not to mention we want to be as competitive as possible. Older shells are worn down and heavy. With a team full of enthusiastic, talented rowers we want to set ourselves up as best as possible for success when it comes to our equipment. A new boat will help us stay competitive and make our winter training all the more worth it when we get back on the water in spring!   


How you can help:

  • Donate! Every donation brings us closer to securing an 8-person shell.

  • Share this fundraiser on social media and with your friends


The rowers and coxswains of Northwestern Crew sincerely appreciate any contribution that you can make to our club.


Choose a giving level



Every rower and coxswain starts as a novice and develops into a varsity member. Your contribution starts something great!



Help us send our seniors in the right direction by donating to purchase a rudder!



Your donation deserves a spot in the boat! With your contribution, we can purchase one of the eight seats for our new shell.



Help us take a step in the right direction towards our goal of purchasing a new shell!



Help us take a power-10(0) to row past the competition in our new shell!



Just as a rigger supports an oar to row, your generous contribution supports the improvement of our club!



Help us row to our goal when you help us purchase oars!



Go U! N-U! Your incredible generosity helps our program succeed!

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