Is Row New Jersey a non-profit? Yes. Row New Jersey is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation devoted to developing the strength, character and confidence of middle school and high school students as well as masters rowers, through the discipline and teamwork of rowing.
I paid tuition, doesn’t that cover the cost of equipment? No. Tuition funds the day-to-day operating needs including investments in coaches (all of whom are paid professionals - two are full time), boathouse and vehicle leases, equipment maintenance (truck, trailer and launch registration as well as launch, shell and oar repairs), gasoline for launches, cleaning supplies, insurances, safety equipment, regatta and racing fees.
Is my donation tax deductible? Yes. Row New Jersey is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization as recognized by the IRS. No goods or services, in whole or in part, are received in exchange for your contribution; therefore, the full value of your contribution is deductible for income tax purposes. Please retain a copy of your email receipt for your tax records.
What will my donation be used for? Capital Infrastructure improvements - specifically new 50' DOCK 2.
How much does Rowing Equipment actually cost? Great question! Rowing equipment varies in price depending upon manufacturer, materials used and quantities purchased. For example – the shells that we currently use 8+ 4+ 2x 1 x range in price from over $42K to $10K. The oars range between $750 and $500 each while new coxswain boxes run approx $1,200K. Riggers, seats, shoes and all of the other working parts in a boat vary from $50 to $500 to buy, maintain or replace.
Does Row New Jersey receive 100% of my donation? If you make your contribution online/electronically there is a small fee for the use of the bank and software platform. Online processing fees of (2.9% + $.30) per transaction will not affect the total of your contribution. Row New Jersey will collect the contribution total minus fees. For example, if the donation is $100.00 Row New Jersey will collect $96.80.
Can I give Row New Jersey a check for my donation instead of using the online platform? Yes, you can donate with a check made payable to ROW NEW JERSEY. Kindly complete the pledge form by clicking here.
Please do not send a check in to practice with your athlete. You may present your check to our team treasurer, Jennifer Kilroy or mail to:Row New Jersey Attention: Treasurer PO Box 263 Mt. Arlington, NJ 07856
My employer has a donation matching program, can I donate to Row New Jersey through this program? Yes, we can help you and your employer get set up to donate to Row New Jersey. Contact board member Jennifer Kilroy JKilroy@RowNJ.org for further information.
I am interested in having my business sponsor Row New Jersey, do you have sponsorship opportunities/benefits? Yes, Row New Jersey is currently drafting our team sponsorship program/tiers for our fall 2022 season If you would like to learn more about this program, please reach out to our Board President Josh McKay - JMcKay@RowNJ.org