Contribute to Our Success

Our rowing program began with the donation of two training singles, and many donations and boats, oars, and ergs later we’ve become one of the largest community rowing programs in New England. As we continue to grow, so do our costs, as program fees only cover a portion of our operating expenses. There are several ways to contribute to our success:

Donate to the Equipment Fund: Donations to this fund will be used to purchase equipment critical to the day-to-day operations of the program such as boats, oars, ergometers and more. Contributions to this fund have been used for to purchase boats, ergs, oars and more; our purchase history can be viewed here. Please remember to take advantage of Corporate Matching Gifts that may be available for your donations.

Donate to the Stewards Fund: Donations to this fund will ensure the long-term sustainability and growth of rowing by supporting infrastructure improvements and capital-intensive investments that go beyond day-to-day operations. 

Donations can be made online, or by check. Mail checks to Riverfront Recapture, 50 Columbus Boulevard, 1st Floor, Hartford, CT, 06106. Please write “Rowing” in the memo field

Participate in Rowing Events: Your participation in and attendance at rowing events helps to generate additional revenue for both the Equipment and Stewards Funds.

Some volunteer opportunities are also available; please contact Margie Girardi-Telech via email or at (860) 713-3131 ext to learn more.

Corporate and Foundation Support: Corporate and foundation grants and sponsorships provide opportunities for students attending Hartford and East Hartford public and magnet schools, along with additional operating support so that all members of our community can experience the benefits of rowing. To learn more about sponsoring the youth rowing program, contact Deborah Baker via email or at (860) 713-3131 ext 326.