Donate to Purdue Crew

We sincerely appreciate your generosity. Every gift makes a difference.  As a "Pay to Play" club sport, each Varsity member pays $2,757 and each Novice member pays $1,775 over the year.  As a club, we also work fund-raising projects that total $55,000 annually.  We are working hard to make rowing affordable but your help is critical to get us to the finish line.

If you would like to plan or discuss your donation, please feel free to contact Todd Jensen, our Development Director, at, or our Head Coach, Dave Kucik, at or (765) 491-4700.

Give online!

Click the button below to access our donation portal.

The following donation options are available through the portal:

Purdue Crew Club (Annual Fund):

This fund supports the annual operating costs associated with the program, specifically Travel, Boathouse Utilities and the Graduate Assistant Coaches' salaries. These GAs coach the Novice Men and Novice Women.

Purdue Crew Equipment Fund:

The fund supports the purchase of new shells and oars for the crew. Replacing shells and oars is an ongoing requirement so Purdue Crew can compete in similar equipment as the best crews in the country, rather than needing to make costly repairs to outdated equipment.

Purdue Crew Club Travel Fund:

This fund supports team travel expenses to specific regattas, like the San Diego Crew Classic, Lubber’s Cup or any other regatta specified.

Purdue Crew Scholarship Fund:

This fund supports individual team members who have worked to be a valued integral member of Purdue Crew and solid academically. This supports those who would not be able to continue rowing without the scholarship help.

Kenneth M. Butler Memorial Fund (Endowment):

This fund will accrue funds to insure that Purdue crew will be able to offer a competitive rowing experience just like the one you enjoyed to future Purdue students choosing to challenge themselves with a competitive rowing experience while enhancing their overall Purdue educational experience.

Other Funds

By choosing Other, you can direct funds to
Purdue Crew Boathouse Fund

Give by mail!

Please make your check payable to Purdue Foundation and designate on the memo line:
Purdue Crew Club,
Purdue Crew Travel Fund,
Purdue Crew Equipment Fund,
Purdue Crew Scholarship Fund,
Purdue Crew Boathouse Fund, or
Purdue Crew Butler Endowment.

Mail the check to Purdue Foundation, 403 West Wood Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907.

Crew STROKE Challenge

Purdue Crew alumni Sarah J. Gross ('00) and Brian Tryon ('00) launched the Crew STROKE Challenge in hopes of raising $45,000 to help the club purchase a new shell in time for the October 3rd Coaches Reunion. As you know, Crew relies heavily on the support of loyal and generous alumni. A new shell would mean greater flexibility for the club’s equipment fund and enable Purdue Crew to compete at the highest levels. Help us reach our goal by clicking here to donate online today.  Please direct all questions about this initiative to Todd Jensen ( In the event we are unable to raise the full $45,000, funds raised will support the Crew Equipment Fund.

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