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Thank you for considering making a donation! Penn AC appreciates donations of any size. Fundraising is a necessity for rowing clubs like Penn AC, and it serves to establish closer relationships between the club and individuals, or even entire groups of people. It helps close the gap between athlete and you!

General Club Needs
Penn AC is a 501(c)3 corporation and, as such, relies on donations for a variety of factors, from day to day operations to large scale renovation projects. There are many exciting projects in the works at the club, including a new dock, the (very) early stages of a boathouse renovation/capital campaign and several small projects to increase the rentability of the current space. Any donation, no matter how small helps Penn AC become the premier boathouse on Boathouse Row!

High Performance
Our Mission:
Penn AC identifies, attracts, develops, and supports athletes with Olympic potential in rowing and sculling.

We create a training environment that cultivates athletes pursuing excellence at the elite level in national and international competition, whether through trials, invitation to National Team selection programs, or direct entry in competition. By doing so we maintain Penn AC’s status as a US Rowing High Performance Partner Club and as a pre-eminent elite club in the USA that produces and sustains athletes on National and Olympic teams.

Though a critical High Performance Partner Club for US Rowing we do not receive financial support from the national governing body, the USOPC, or the US government. We rely entirely upon the generosity of our club members, former athletes, community partners, and friends.

Some give to support American rowing and increase our medal count at the Olympics. Others donate to ensure that ambitious, courageous athletes can pursue their dreams. Many contribute in thanks for what rowing has given them.

The Paris Olympic Games are in 2024. The Los Angeles Olympics — our first home Summer Games since 1996 — are less than seven years away. Every year we must take steps to close the gap between us and the best in the world. The only way we can do this is through consistent recruiting, development, and support; all of which depends upon the financial generosity of donors.

Your gift helps us enter American athletes in international races, provides the needed boats and equipment for rowing/sculling, sends athletes on highly productive domestic training camps, and ensures acess to necessary support services including sports medical care, sports psychology consultations, bio-mechanical tools, scientific physiological assessments, and professional strength and conditioning coaches.

All gifts directly enhance the athletes’ experience.

Please reach out to Penn AC’s Head Coach of High Performance Bill Manning ( and/or Club President Chris Reich ( to learn more.