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We are Inspired by the Community that Supports Us

It was Hiram Conibear who first went to the UW alumni and the Seattle community in 1913 to ask for support of his new rowing team at Washington.  Not only did the community say yes – but they said it overwhelmingly.  Since then – from the 1936 Olympic team’s 48-hour fundraiser for Berlin… to the “on to Henley” campaigns of the mid-century… to the building of the new shellhouse in 2005, your gifts have created countless opportunities for our team, and made our program what it is.

We depend on you – every year – to continue the tradition that is Washington Rowing. For travel, state of the art equipment, athlete support, and shellhouse improvements, every gift made through this website goes directly to the rowing program. And every gift makes a difference.

Fill the Oar – Make a Gift Today!

Use this link to go directly to the Husky Rowing fund on the Tyee page, and make your gift today. It is through this fund that items outside of the yearly budget (national team level equipment and technology, extra travel for top level competition, offsite training) are funded. These are all areas where, without your support, we would be like any other program. But we are not. At Washington, we are different.



There are certain benefits (like dinner with the team, or flying with the team to an away event) at certain levels of giving. To find out more, click here. And remember, all gifts to Washington Rowing are 100% tax deductible and earn Tyee Points.

Gifts can also be mailed to:

University of Washington Rowing
Box 354070
Seattle WA 98195
Attn: Michael Callahan

Please make checks payable to Washington Rowing. Feel free to use the memo section to designate where you would like your gift to go, or drop us a note

Donations of stocks or securities are welcome. Call 206-543-2234 for more information.

Please note that the fiscal year for Washington Rowing is July 1 to June 30.

Want to Make a Specific Gift?

Have something in mind that you would like the program to have? Gifts of larger items – like new shells, launches or equipment specific to the complex operations of a rowing team today – are highly valued by the program and staff. Our coaches will work with you on identifying the greatest needs, as well as the many naming opportunities throughout the shellhouse. Let us know what you have in mind  by contacting the coaches directly. Email Michael Callahan at or Yaz Farooq at today.

Endowments: The Lasting, Perpetual Gift

Endowments are becoming an increasingly important part of our overall funding. Having the consistency and reliability of these gifts allows our coaches to plan into the future for travel, recruiting and equipment. They are the bedrock of our funding; dependable and consistently growing.  If you are considering an endowment gift, please contact Michael Callahan at or Yaz Farooq at yfarooq@uw.eduand let’s start moving it forward. All of our endowment donors are honored with a bronze plaque in the Champions Room at Conibear Shellhouse. The list of current endowment donors can be found here.

Estate Gifts and Planning

Your legacy gift to Washington Rowing, no matter the size can have a significant impact on future generations of Washington rowers and help them become leaders in their careers and communities.

The UW has recently made a strong commitment in this area to provide flexibility and a simpler process for our donors. We also have members of our own Rowing Stewards that can help navigate the process to assure the future gift is clearly earmarked for the rowing team.

Contact Bryan Beals at or 206-221-8210 if you would like to move forward with an estate gift to the team, or have any questions regarding estate giving for Washington Rowing. Find more about estate planning at Forever

Alumni Spotlight

See why Husky alumna Peg Achterman, ’82, is leaving Washington Rowing in her will. Read story.

FY2017-18 Annual Report

To view the Washington Rowing Annual Report for fiscal year 2017-18 go here

Rowing a race is an art, not a frantic scramble. It must be rowed with head power as well as hand power.
– George Pocock