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Please Support Radnor Crew

We can only complete our important mission with the volunteer efforts of our parents and friends and with financial assistance from our sponsors.  All donations are tax deductible!

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Overview...


We need your support.  As a self-funded non-profit organization, we must rely on the financial support of individuals and corporate sponsors to further our mission to develop young student-athletes.  Member dues only cover a portion of our operating costs.

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the RGCC.  We offer various sponsorship opportunities, including naming rights for our valuable capital equipment (boats and oars).  To discuss how our club can meet your philanthropic goals, contact us.  You may also make a donation online.  Thank you for your support!

As a volunteer organization, the support and involvement of our parents and rowers is critical to the continued success of our club.  There are many opportunities to help.  While we have a formal list of volunteer opportunities, but don't be timid about just chipping in wherever the need may arise.  Please attend the monthly parent meetings at Radnor High School to learn more, and respond to appeals for assistance.  And come out to the regattas!

Volunteer...

As a volunteer organization, the support and involvement of our parents and rowers is critical to the continued success of our club.  There are many opportunities to help.  While we have a formal list of volunteer opportunities (see RGCC Volunteer Form), don't be timid about just chipping in wherever the need may arise.  Please attend the monthly parent meetings at Radnor High School to learn more, and respond to appeals for assistance.  And come out to the regattas!

President generally serves a one-year term after serving as Vice President.  Oversees operations of the club, assists with fundraising activities, liaises with coaches, communicates with coaches and parents, liaises with external bodies (including Radnor High School), coordinates activities of the board and committees, and prepares grant proposals.

Vice President serves a one-year term and then moves into the President position.  Shares many of President's duties, as requested.  With President, oversees operations of the club, assists with fundraising activities, liaises with coaches, communicates with coaches and parents, liaises with external bodies (including Radnor High School), distributes communiques, coordinates outreach and rower development programs, and prepares grant proposals.

Treasurer manages all finances of the club, maintains books and records, prepares operating budgets and financial reports, signs all checks, manages insurance, and coordinates tax return preparation and filing.

Secretary maintains club forms and documents, collects and manages required rower registration documents, maintains member roster and contact information, liaises with Radnor High School Athletic Director, prepares meeting minutes, and updates bylaws and position descriptions, as necessary.

Director of Institutional Advancement provides strategic direction for fundraising efforts, coordinates all fundraising efforts, assembles and manages volunteers for fundraising efforts, establishes corporate sponsorship program, an manages alumnae chairperson.

Fundraising works with the Director of Institutional Advancement to further the club's fundraising requirements to further its mission.

Communications maintains and updates the website content (photos, videos, race results), writes and sends press releases to local papers, develops collateral to promote RGCC programs and events, and communicates with parents.

Hospitality organizes food and beverage for all regattas, manages hospitality assignments for families (as necessary), maintains hospitality supplies, and updates hospitality guidelines.

Alumnae maintains alumnae database of rowers and parents and coordinates homecoming regatta activities.  Reports to Director of Institutional Advancement.

Spiritwear selects logo gear for merchandising to club members, orders and markets merchandise, and collects payment.

Banquet organizes the spring banquet (held shortly after the final regatta, in late May), including venue, menu, decorations, and awards.

Nationals organizes logistics, transportation, lodging, and food and beverage for rowers advancing to SRAA Nationals (venue changes annually).

Financial review conducts, on no less than an annual basis, an independent review of the financial books and records and the financial controls of the club.

Class Parents help with communications to rowers and parents, assist with recruiting volunteers for club activities and pro-actively find other ways to better the club members' experience.

Team Photo Coordinator oversees the team and individual photo shoot, which occurs in the spring, coordinating between the photographer and the coaches.

Regatta Photographers and Videographers help to preserve the memories of our regattas.

Web Maintainers help to improve the functionality and look of the RGCC website and blog and update content as necessary.

Donate...

While the primary form of donations to the club is financial, we also appreciate donations of equipment. 

Rowing is a capital intensive activity; the equipment is both expensive to acquire and to maintain.  To maintain our competitiveness, we need to continually upgrade our equipment and ensure it's kept in top condition.  Our program can always benefit from newer and better equipment, specifically:

  • Eight-seat (8+) Boats
  • Four-seat (4+) Boats
  • Wakeless Launch
  • Oars
  • Ergometers

The Radnor Girls Crew Club is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization.  As such, all donations made to the club are fully tax deductible.  (This does not include dues or other payments for which goods and services are received except to the extent the payment exceeds the value of the goods or services received.)

We prefer financial gifts to be made by check payable to "RGCC." Donations may be mailed to:

Radnor Girls Crew Club
c/o Treasurer
P.O. Box 242
Wayne, PA  19087
RGCCtreasurer@radnorcrew.org

Fundraising...

[Photo: 2009-09-20 Erg-a-thon 061.jpg] Because of the costs involved in running a successful rowing program are so high, dues only fund a portion of our operating and capital costs.  To fund the remainder, we must hold a number of fundraising events each year.

 

 

 

Our club's major fundraising event is the Fall Erg-a-Thon , held in September during the Radnor Fall Festival in downtown Wayne, PA. 

During the Erg-a-thon, athletes and their family members take turns on Concept2 rowing machines, pulling non-stop for 12 hours!

A portion of the proceeds is used to provide need-based financial assistance to athletes participating in our programs.  

As a member of the Philadelphia Scholastic Rowing Association (PSRA), the RGCC receives a limited number of parking permits each spring, which allow access to and parking on the East River Drive during PSRA events. These permits are auctioned off to members as a fundraiser in the spring.

We offer members the opportunity to name our boats and oars.

Club members can easily enroll in the eScrip program at no cost, with a percentage of purchases being directed to our club.  Local participating merchants include Genuardi's supermarkets. 

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Sponsorships..

As a self-funded non-profit organization, we must rely on the financial support of individuals and sponsors to further our mission to develop young student-athletes.  Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the RGCC.  We offer numerous sponsorship opportunities, listed below.  For additional information, please contact us.  Thank you for your support!

  1. Hospitality Tent Banner
    Rear Panel (20' x 8'), mid-course with excellent visibility: $10,000 (one year)
    Rear Panel (10' x 4'), mid-course with excellent visibility: $2,500 (one year)
  2. Rower Tent Banner
    Rear Panel (10' x 10'), near start line and docks: $2,500 (one year)
  3. Hospitality Trailer Naming
    Rear Panel, faces river during regattas: $1,500 (one year)
    Side Panels: $750 (one year)
  4. Boat Naming
    Eight-Seat Boat: $5,000 (minimum four-year life)
    Four-Seat Boat: $2,500 (minimum four-year life)
    Launch: $500 (minimum four-year life)
  5. Seat Naming: $200 (minimum four-year life)
  6. Oar Naming: $200 (minimum four-year life)
  7. Uniform Sponsorship
    Rain Jackets (silkscreen; entire team): $9,000
    Rain Pants (silkscreen): $5,000
    Duffel Bags (silkscreen): $2,500
    Caps (embroidered): $1,200
    Philadelphia City Championships T-Shirts: $500
    Stotesbury T-Shirts: $500
    Nationals T-Shirts: $500
  8. Erg-a-thon Sponsorship
    Platinum Sponsor (Gold elements below plus large banner): $2,500
    Gold Sponsor (Silver elements below plus small banner): $1,000
    Silver Sponsor (Bronze element below plus collateral on table): $500
    Bronze Sponsor (Name on erg): $100
  9. Spring Banquet Sponsorship
  10. Trophy Naming (minimum three-year commitment): $100-500/year
    Platinum Sponsor (Gold elements below plus large banner): $1,500
    Gold Sponsor (Silver elements below plus small banner): $750
    Silver Sponsor (Bronze element below plus collateral on table): $250
    Bronze Sponsor (Name in program): $100
  11. Nationals Sponsorship
  12. Scholarship Sponsorship
    Any amount will be gratefully accepted.  For guidance, the annual rower costs are $500 for fall dues, $1,200 for spring dues and $100-600 for travel to Nationals, if earned.  Uniform cost is approximately $200, or $500 with full rain suit and duffel bag.
  13. Coaching Position Naming
    Head Coach (minimum four-year commitment): $5,000/year
    Assistant Coach (minimum four-year commitment): $2,500/year
  14. Grill Naming: $1,500 (lifetime of grill)
  15. Erg Naming: $500 (lifetime of erg)
  16. Web Site Recognition: $50-1,000/year, depending on placement and prominence
  • Eight-set boat: $20,000-35,000
  • Four-seat boat: $15,000-25,000
  • Oars (set of eight): $3,500
  • Wakeless launch: $10,000
  • Cox box: $1,000
  • Rain gear for team: $14,000
  • Names placed on equipment are subject to the approval of the board of directors.
  • Banners and other graphic elements to be designed by and paid for by sponsors.
  • Other sponsorship ideas will be gladly considered by the board of directors.
  • The rower tent is typically used for 3-4 regattas in the fall and 9-10 regattas in the spring, including Nationals.
  • The hospitality tent is typically used for 1-2 regattas in the fall and 9-10 regattas in the spring, including Nationals.

 

Erg-a-Thon...

Our major fundraising event is our annual Erg-a-thon, held in conjunction with the Radnor Fall Festival in downtown Wayne, PA.  A portion of every tax-deductible donation goes to the Radnor Girls Crew Club Scholarship Fund, to help make our club more accessible to all athletes.  The remainder is used to defray the substantial costs associated with fielding a competitive team.

Each athlete is asked to raise a minimum amount through sponsorships of her individual performance. Additionally, we seek corporate sponsorships and donations from spectators.  We also give the public a chance to learn to erg, which is much more fun when you don't have to row 2,000 meters in seven or eight minutes! Join us this year!

Please support this effort.  For more information, click here.

For Athletes and Parents, here is the 2013 Erg-a-Thon packet: 2013 erg-a-thon packet

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