Gift Giving

Make a gift!

Haverford College Crew appreciates and welcomes all support. We draw our funding from three sources: Students’ Council,  who pay for our Coaches salaries and entry fees, the crew fund, a small contribution from each rower used for incidentals, and gifts to the club, which allow us to make major purchases like ergs, oars and boats. Each year, Student’s Council covers our participation and coaching expenses, but we rely on fundraising efforts and gifts for our equipment needs.

A successful rowing program requires a lot of equipment; everything from boats, oars, and ergs to the tools, shoes, skegs, nuts and bolts to maintain them! Because we hold on to our boats and other equipment for as long as we can, they need good care, and good care requires the right tools and components.

Overview of the Major Costs of Rowing:

Oar – $330

Erg (Rowing Machine) – $900

Set of 8 Oars – $2,640

Used Shell – $5,000 – $15,000

New 8+/4+ Racing Shell – $20,000 – $40,000

Boat Trailer – $10,000


All donations of time, skill, or equipment are greatly appreciated, as each one will help Haverford Crew grow and develop as a thriving, fun and supportive program!

If you are interested in supporting us, here’s how you can help:

  • Regatta Support Team – Help us out at our races by providing food, transportation, or other race day essentials.
  • Donations- Haverford Crew is always in need of something, big or small.

To coordinate making a gift, if you have any questions, or you would like to support the team in any way, please contact Ellie Greenler (