2016 WMRC 50/50 Campaign Recap

FWR and WMRC recently concluded the 2016 WMRC 50/50 Campaign with great success. We launched the Campaign in November 2016 with the goal to raise $20,000 and ultimately raised $20,049! The “50/50” refers to how we are using the funds raised from the Campaign. 50% of the funds were used to make a $13,300 down payment on the new King 8+ that was purchased last month and will have its debut race on April 2, 2017. The remaining 50% of the funds were invested into the WMRC Endowment Fund for the long-term support of WMRC.

Donors to the Campaign include the following alumni, rowers, parents and friends. We cannot thank you enough for your support.

  • Geri Nicholson ’91
  • Travis Moore ’06
  • William Kelly
  • Lucy Hollander
  • Mark & Nancy McManus
  • Karin Soobert
  • Anonymous “Program Director”
  • Kelly and Cindy Crace
  • JT Blau ’08
  • Sarah King ’09
  • Barb & Les Biesecker
  • Anonymous “Campaign Leader”
  • Anonymous “Participant”
  • Multiple PwC Employees
  • PwC Corporate Matching
  • Adobe Corporate Matching
  • AIG Corporate Matching
  • Kent Voges
  • Leslie Voges
  • Noelle Voges
  • Madeline Voges
  • Liesl Voges ’09
  • Sean Koebley ’08
  • Sarah Hazard
  • Victoria (Dyer) Malyovanny ’04
  • Suly Salazar
  • Pamela Watts
  • John & Iris White
  • Emma Cleary ’16
  • Chris Bennett ’10
  • Karen (Diehl) Yurish ’96
  • Anonymous “Varsity Oarsman”
  • Anonymous “Participant”
  • Verizon Corporate Matching

As you can tell from the list above, we had particular success with corporate matching gifts during the Campaign, with employers such as AIG, Verizon, Adobe and PwC matching the donations of their employees. These corporate matches ultimately contributed over $3,500 towards this Campaign which significantly multiplied the impact of our supporters donations. If you would like more information around corporate matching gifts, speak to your company’s human resources department to see if that is something that your employer offers. If so, please reach out to Travis Moore at treasurer@williamsburgrowing.org and we would be happy to coordinate the match with you!

We will be holding a boat dedication and naming ceremony on April 2, 2017 to commemorate the first race of the new King 8+. The race and ceremony will be held after the Occoquan Sprints Regatta at Sandy Run Regional Park in Fairfax Station, VA. Races will be held from 10:00am – 2:30pm with the dedication occurring shortly after the final race of the day. The name of the boat as well as the seat names will be released next week as we get closer to the big day. Stay tuned for more information!

Location of the Occoquan Sprints
Sandy Run Regional Park
10450 Van Thompson Rd
Fairfax Station, VA 22039