Crew Support from Alumni, Parents, and Friends
Alumni, parents, and other supporters provide vital support to Dartmouth Rowing through a variety of means as described below. Please note that all such involvement must comply with NCAA and Ivy League regulations. For further information or clarification on NCAA or Ivy League rules, call the Dartmouth Athletics compliance office at (603) 646-1496 or email Dartmouth.Athletics@dartmouth.edu.
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|Identifying Prospects||AD's Fund for Excellence
|Providing Jobs & Internships
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Friends of Dartmouth Rowing
The Friends of Dartmouth Rowing plays a significant role in the success of our men’s heavyweight and lightweight crews as well as our women’s crew. Annual Friends donations provide the vast majority of the funding for the teams’ two annual training trips, equipment (no small matter—a single, eight-person racing shell costs nearly $40,000), and other vital needs that cannot be covered by the College’s budget but are essential to operating first-class varsity programs. All Friends receive e-mail updates and newsletters.
Contributions of any amount are gratefully appreciated, but please note the following special giving categories:
Strong Start, Classes of 2000-2008: $100-$249
Solid Settle, Classes of 1990-1999: $250-$999
Moving! Classes of 1980-1989: $1000-$4,999
Take That, Harvard! : $5,000-$10,000
Your Friends donation is tax deductible, is included in the Campaign for the Dartmouth Experience, and will be credited to a joint Friends of Rowing fund exclusively for the support of Dartmouth’s men’s and women’s varsity rowing programs. As a restricted gift, it cannot be credited to the Dartmouth College Fund, which is comprised of unrestricted gifts used across the College.
If you know of outstanding prospective student-athletes in your area, please send information such as newspaper clippings to men’s heavyweight coach Topher Bordeau, men’s lightweight coach Sean Healey, or women’s coach Wendy Levash, or email them at Topher.Bordeau@Dartmouth.edu, Sean.T.Healey@Dartmouth.edu, or Wendy.Levash@Dartmouth.edu and let the coaches take it from there. Reminder -- You may not contact prospects directly, nor may you contact high school coaches or guidance counselors to get information on prospects, but there is no rule against attending their contests.
Providing Summer Jobs & Internships
If you know of positions in your business or community that might be filled by a current student-athlete, please email men’s heavyweight coach Topher Bordeau, men’s lightweight coach Sean Healey, or women’s coach Wendy Levash at Topher.Bordeau@Dartmouth.edu, Sean.T.Healey@Dartmouth.edu, or Wendy.Levash@Dartmouth.edu. Reminder -- The pay for these jobs must be at the going rate for that position, to comply with NCAA regulations.
Dartmouth Athletic Sponsor Program
More than 1000 Dartmouth alumni, parents, and other supporters are currently members of the Athletic Sponsor Program, which provides vital recruiting resources for all of Dartmouth's varsity sports. The Sponsor Program is the sole source of funds for bringing more than 200 top athletic prospects to the campus each year for a first-hand view of the Dartmouth Experience. Additional Sponsor funds are allocated for coaches' recruiting trips, cell phones, and recruiting vehicles. In the event gifts exceed expenses, a portion of the unexpended gifts may also be transferred into a fund for long-term support of our coaches' recruiting efforts. (Click here for a complete description of the fund including provisions for alternate uses.)
All Sponsors receive our quarterly online newsletter, Peak, are welcome to attend tent receptions prior to home football games, and are recognized in the game programs for home football games. At certain membership levels, you are also informed of the specific athlete whose recruiting trip your donation made possible, so you can follow his or her progress through four years at Dartmouth. Please note the following giving levels and special benefits:
|$300-$599:||Assigned a specific recruit every 3-4 years, so you'll always have a current student-athlete|
|$600-$1199:||Assigned a specific recruit every 1-2 years and listed in our Leadership Sponsors display in Alumni Gym|
|$1200-$4999:||Assigned a recruit every year, listed in Leadership display, special recognition in football program|
|$5000-$10,000:||Assigned a recruit every year, listed in Leadership display, special recognition in football program, and VIP Reception with President Phil Hanlon '77 and AD Harry Sheehy for Homecoming|
Your contribution is tax deductible. As a restricted gift, it is not part of the Dartmouth College Fund, but donations from alumni are recognized and included in overall Class totals. The Sponsor Program is entirely separate from individual sports' Friends groups. Checks should be payable to Dartmouth Athletic Sponsors, 6083 Alumni Gym, Hanover, NH 03755. For more information, please email Athletic.Sponsor.Program@Dartmouth.edu or call (603) 646-2463.
Athletic Director's Fund for Excellence
Dedicated supporters of Dartmouth Athletics are often interested in providing financial support that may be utilized at the discretion of the Director of Athletics and Recreation for the Athletic Department's broad-based program of NCAA Division I varsity athletics, club sports, intramurals, physical education, fitness classes, and other recreational offerings. Your donation to this fund is tax deductible and is included in the Campaign for the Dartmouth Experience. As a restricted gift, it cannot be credited to the Dartmouth College Fund, which is comprised of unrestricted gifts used across the College. For more information, contact Dartmouth.Athletics@dartmouth.edu.
Dartmouth.Athletics@dartmouth.edu or call (603) 646-2463.