SARA 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.

SARA is an independent 501(c)3 organization so your donations are fully tax deductible to the extent of the law and directly support the team. All contributors will be recognized on the SARA web site and will be updated during the year on how their donations are being used.

The two main sources of funds are your cash donations to SARA and people's use of the Amazon link (~$2,000/year). Please consider a gift to this worthy cause.

What is the Annual Fund used for?

Below are typical annual expenditures for SARA to support the team:

 Equipment Maintenance$1,000
 Equipment Purchasesvariable as funds allow
 Shell Insurance$2,500
 Rack Rent$3,500
 Regatta Support$2,000
 Legal & Accounting Fees$700
 Alumni Events$500
 Donor Recognition$300

Operating budgets at Case's peer schools (Rochester, Emory, UChicago, WashU, CMU, etc.) are in the range of $150-250,000 per year. The combined resources from SARA and student's fundraising and dues barely reaches $75,000. Half of the competition! Seventy-five thousand seems like a lot, but not considering $40,000 racing shells, the cost of world class coaching and $1000 to $3000 to attend a regatta.

Your increased support of the Annual Fund will help close this competitiveness gap. Please visit our Current Priorities page for more details.


Please mail donations 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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To learn more about our endowment and planned giving please click here.

Thank you! Go Spartans!





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