Supporting S.A.R.A. & Case Crew

The Spartan Alumni Rowing Association (SARA) is an independent, tax exempt organization devoted to supporting rowing at Case Western Reserve University. Your donations are fully tax deductible and directly support the team.

Give to the Annual Fund:

The SARA Annual Fund is our primary vehicle to support CWRU Crew. Donations represent unrestricted annual operating funds that are used to benefit Case rowing maintaining their fleet of shells, insurance, coaching and attending regattas nationwide. 100% of donations go into supporting the team. More information about the Annual Fund can be found here.

Annual Fund checks directly to:

Make Checks out to Spartan Alumni Rowing Association
Timothy A. Marcovy
LoPresti, Marcovy & Marotta
420 Western Reserve Building
1468 West Ninth St.
Cleveland, OH 44113
email: tam1952 (AT)

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One-time donation

Give to the Coaching Endowment:

Set up with the University in 2012, the coaching endowment provides perpetual funds to the team for coaching stipends and expenses. More information about the SARA Coaching Endowment can be found here.

Mail checks directly to:
Gary Pillar
c/o Case Western Reserve University
Adelbert Hall 124
10900 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106-7008

Make the check to "Case Western Reserve University" and designate "Spartan Alumni Rowing Association Coaching Endowment" in the memo section or attached note.

Giving to the endowment via the web:
1. Visit the CWRU "Make a Gift" web site here.
2. Click on the "I would like to give to a specific school or area at CWRU".
3. Scroll all of the way to the bottom of the options and select "Other - Please specify in Special Instruction".
4. Then type "Spartan Alumni Rowing Association Coaching Endowment" in the special instructions box.
5. Finally, fill out the donation information per usual.

Joining SARA

Dues are currently set at $5 per year. Only dues-paying members are entitled to vote at the Annual General Meeting (AGM). You can pay your dues easily with the link to the right. Input your name and the link pre-populates the $5 transaction

Please update your contact information by clicking HERE.

For Dues - Input Member Name:

Benefits of SARA Membership

With your membership in the Spartan Alumni Rowing Association, you will be supporting SARA and Case Crew, able to vote in SARA elections, and row under the SARA banner at USRowing sanctioned regattas (with a valid individual USRowing membership). If you can't attend in person to the Annual General Meeting (AGM), you will get an invite to participate via teleconference. Contact us for more details.

Other Ways to Support Case Crew & SARA

It is through the generosity of alums that Case Crew will realize its potential. Time spent in meetings, dealing with bureaucracy, and worrying about finding money for a new skeg is not time spent on the water or in the gym getting faster. Please consider donations of time, equipment or money to help SARA support Case Crew. To see the list of past donors click here.


Update Your Information

This is priority #1!
We can't keep you up-to-date if we do not have your current email or mailing address. To keep costs down, we do almost everything through email so please take a few minutes and view the Member List. Help get rid of all of the ? next to people's names so they can receive updates. You can update your contact information by clicking HERE.

Become a Class or Cohort Representative

We're looking for volunteers to become class or cohort representatives. As a Cohort Rep, you will be asked to help SARA communicate with 5-10 alums that you either rowed with or graduated at roughly the same time. We have all developed lasting friendships during our time on the team and being a Cohort Rep will help leverage those friendships. You'll be expected to help SARA maintain up-to-date contact information for each person in your cohort and help us disseminate information to your small group. You may already have your informal network of crew alumni so feel free to volunteer and pick your own cohort.

Cheer on the Team

When Case Crew is in town go meet the team and cheer them on! The students and coaches would like to meet you. You may consider offering to host them in your house or bringing food to the team on race day. How many of us remember crashing on a parent's floor the night before a race or even some yummy regatta brownies? If you'd like to know the latest race schedule or other opportunities to help the team when they come to your town just send us an email.

Buy a Death Row T-Shirt

Buy a Death Row T-shirt! Sales of Death Row™ t-shirts directly benefit SARA and Case Crew. Proceeds from recent sales were used to refurbish the Pytte in 2005 and other ongoing maintenance issues.

Death Row T-shirt

Make a Donation

Time or money. When we were on the team, we all thought it'd be great to have a strong alumni base that could buy us stuff. Well now is the time! We've set up SARA as an independent, tax exempt organization that will allow your donations to be fully tax deductible (if you qualify - consult your tax professional) and directly support the team. Rest assured that all of your donation will go to the team. You can even direct your gift to a special cause like that new 8+ you always wanted to donate!





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Last modified: April 19, 2021
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