WAYS TO GIVE
Spotlight on Inclusion
Join us in a collaborative effort to support inclusion in rowing. A donation to the GPRF A Most Beautiful Thing Inclusion Fund will help making rowing a reality for more youth.
UPCOMING FUNDRAISING EVENTS
13th annual row to the future benefit breakfast
Row to the Future is the GPRF’s youth development initiative. With currently over 22,000 youth participating annually, the Pocock Foundation is partnered with dozens of boathouses and public school districts with one goal in mind: helping more youth find, start and stay rowing, regardless of circumstance. Please join us in supporting Row to the Future.
SAVE THE DATE!
Friday, April 16th, 2021
7:00 to 9:00 AM
$50 per person or $500 for a table of 10
MAKE A GIFT
Your gift puts more kids on the water. By donating to the Pocock Foundation, every young person who wants to row in the Pacific Northwest will be able to do so, regardless of circumstance.
Registration for one year of
after-school youth rowing
Spring rowing registration fees
Uniform and training gear
The George Pocock Rowing Foundation is the largest rowing collaborative in the country and our high-quality programs and coaches make rowing available to individuals of all ages and abilities. By sponsoring the GPRF, your message will be heard by thousands of highly educated, active, engaged and health-conscious individuals – AND you’ll change lives through rowing. There are five sponsorship levels:
Perks of Silver level PLUS a banner ad on our website, and industry exclusivity and select title rights at one of our events.
Perks of Bronze level PLUS your logo on our event swag, a banner and tabling materials at our outreach events
Perks of Supporter level PLUS your logo on our printed event materials, a ticket to the event, and a mention from the podium
Promotion on our social media channels and website, plus a click through logo in our newsletter
Mention on our social media channels, website and newsletter
CORPORATE ROWING EVENT
Schedule a learn to row event for you and your colleagues! Rowing is a sport that teaches participants the value of cooperation, patience, and overcoming hardship like no other! Corporate rowing events are a great way to unite your work team while giving back to the greater community.
GOLDEN OAR CLUB
Leave your legacy in rowing and join the Golden Oar Club by making a planned gift.
The Golden Oar Club honors the leadership and generosity of individuals who give to the future of the Pocock Foundation. By including the Pocock Foundation in your estate plans, your legacy will live on through the next generation of rowers and beyond.
Types of legacy gifts include:
Bequests and estate gifts
Gifts that provide lifetime income, such as annuities and trusts and retirement plans and/or life insurance policies naming the George Pocock Rowing Foundation as the beneficiary.
Members of the Golden Oar Club receive invitations to special events, special communications and updates, recognition of your legacy gift in Pocock Foundation publications.
A donor making a gift of $50,000 or more to the Pocock Foundation may specify a fund name that is permanently associated with that fund. Your gift will grow with the endowment through time, and be recognized in perpetuity.
FRANCES POCOCK FUND
The Frances Pocock Fund was established for the ongoing and perpetual support required to meet the capital replacement needs of the Pocock Rowing Center. This fund was established by Stan Pocock in 1993 to honor his mother, Frances.
DAN AYRAULT FUND
The Dan Ayrault Fund was established in honor of Dan Ayrault, 1956 and 1960 Olympic Gold Medalist and George Pocock Rowing Foundation Founding Member. The Dan Ayrault Fund was created in 1990 to support youth rowing outreach programs by providing high performance athletes with paid coaching opportunities within youth rowing programs.
WARREN T. CHAPMAN FUND
The Warren T Chapman Fund was established in honor of Warren Chapman in 2015 and currently provides scholarship support for one youth rower each year. Warren was a man of many talents — a teacher, a lawyer, an entrepreneur, a dedicated husband and father, a hiker, skier, sailor, musician, and photographer, a celestial navigator, philanthropist and rower. Warren's love of rowing was best showcased by his desire to introduce everyone to the sport and his excitement over the continued growth of the Row to the Future program, the Pocock Foundation's youth development initiative.