Giving to Virginia Rowing

Varsity Squad

Thank you for your support of the Virginia Rowing Association. Your donation allows the program to serve generations of highly dedicated athletes and to continue to provide each of them the valuable opportunity to train and compete at the highest level; something they will carry with them always.

For more information about the various funds you can support and how we will put your donation to work, please read on, below. Otherwise, click the donate now button below to make either a one-time gift or to schedule automatic donations via credit card on a schedule of your choosing.

Donate Now

Deciding to row at Virginia was the best decision I ever made. It led to meeting lifelong friends and to creating lifelong memories. In fact, my memories of college boil down to my memories of Virginia Crew. Rowing for Virginia has also been a big part of my professional career. When I interviewed for my current position, rowing was the highlight of my resume, the topic that my boss talked about the most. I appreciate all that the program has done for me and for my fellow teammates.

—Casey Lingan, ’00, Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney, Fairfax County, VA

The Nick Marshall Memorial Fund

The Nick Marshall Fund supports Virginia Rowing in celebrating the life and legacy of our own Nick Marshall ’21.

Your donation helps, as Nick said, “keep the boat moving forward,” in many ways for the team. Join us in honoring Nick with a contribution to his fund.

Donate to the Nick Marshall Memorial Fund

Rowing Operating Budget

Your contribution heads directly into the teams annual Operating Budget. This Fund, combined with the dues paid by each current team member and money raised through fundraising efforts, is what keeps the team up and running on a day-to-day basis.

Supporting the Operating Budget covers everything big and small that is needed to make the Virginia Rowing magic happen every day, including, but not limited to: equipment and parts, travel and regatta expenses, keeping the lights on at the boathouse and gasoline in the coaching boats. Ultimately, your donation to the Operating Budget is what creates the opportunity for 60 team members to get out on the water each morning.

We greatly appreciate your continued support of the Operating Budget. You can click the button below to make your contribution to the Operating Budget or read on to hear about a couple of special funds we hold close to our hearts, that support specific areas.

Donate to the Rowing Operating Budget

The Jake Cusano Memorial Fund

Virginia Rowing has established a fund to commemorate the life of one of our own, Jake Cusano ’16. Please consider making a contribution in Jake’s memory.

The Jake Cusano fund will be used to assist those athletes who are unable to pay all of their annual dues and expenses (about $2000). VRA aims for every athlete who makes the team to be able to row, regardless of his/her ability to pay. Jake’s fund makes that vision a reality.

Donate to the Jake Cusano Memorial Fund


Make the check out to the ‘account name’ selected below and add the ‘allocation number’ in the memo.

Virginia Rowing Association Accounts

  • Account Name: Rowing Association
    Account: FROW100 | Allocation: 00156
  • Account Name: Jake Cusano Memorial Fund
    Account: FROW109 | Allocation: 03197
  • Account Name: Nick Marshall Memorial Fund
    Account: FROW110 | Allocation: 03630

Mail your check to:

UVA Fund Gift Processing Services
PO BOX 400314
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4314

Drop your check off to:

University of Virginia Alumni Association
UVA Fund Gift Processing Services
211 Emmet St South
Charlottesville, VA 22903


Make a gift over the phone by calling UVA Fund Gift Processing Services at 434-243-9060.

Stock and Wire/ACH Transfer

Gifts of stocks or mutual funds can be sent electronically through your broker.

Stock and Wire/ACH Transfer Instructions

Additional Information

If you have questions, please use the UVA Fund FreshDesk or visit the UVA Fund web page for more information.

More Giving Information