The W-L Crew Team depends almost entirely on fundraising, supplemented by low team dues payments and support from Arlington County principally for transportation and payments to coaches. Equipment purchases and maintenance and much more are funded entirely by the W-L Crew Boosters. We see our role as to help the team and coaches launch the most competitive boats possible, and to do that the Boosters goal is to equip the team with the best equipment we can. In that sense, the success of the Boosters in fundraising directly affects the speed of the W-L crews and the program’s success.
There are three sources of fundraising: funds raised by rowers, funds donated by alumni and friends of W-L Crew and financial and in-kind donations from team sponsors.