Pull Hard, Pull Together

CRI Giving Day

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Make a gift

Boston is one of the country’s largest hubs for rowing—but the city’s own youth lack access to our sport and the Charles River. Support CRI’s efforts to remove barriers to rowing by making a gift. Your donation funds programs that bring rowing directly to schools at no-cost, helps provide services like financial aid, and much more.

Any gift towards youth programs, para athletes, military and veteran rowing—whatever matters most to you—will be doubled up to $50,000.

Give now and you can sit back on the 9th and enjoy watching the momentum you helped create—look for your name proudly displayed on the Giving Day website.

CRI’s Giving Day has grown into an annual effort highlighting the collective generosity of our community, the positive impact of our programs, and the power of our mission and values as a home for all who wish to grow through rowing. Over the past three years, we’ve raised over $400,000.

Together we make CRI. Reach out to your networks, explain what CRI means to you, and contribute what you can to ensure that CRI’s future is strengthened and able to live up to the values and mission that guide us. View and share our official Giving Day video here!

Did you know? Massachusetts has a new charitable contributions deduction. It's available to all taxpayers, whether or not you itemize deductions on your federal return. Just keep track of your contributions and report them on the state tax return you file in the first part of 2024. They'll be deducted from your taxable income. This deduction is universal, and permanent, so you can utilize it every year going forward.

As a way to acknowledge and share appreciation for donors who support CRI on its Giving Day, we have established special ways to say thank you! Swing by the tent at the boathouse on Tuesday, May 9 to pickup items, grab a bite, enter our raffle, and say hi. 

$50-249: Car Decal & PopSocket
$250-499: Car Decal & Sports Towel
$500 - $999: Sports Towel & Dry Bag (2L)
$1,000 - $2,499: Name an Oar & Dry Bag (2L) with Priority Access to the Head Of The Charles Regatta Tent
$2,500 - $4,999: Name a Seat & Dry Bag (2L) with Priority Access to the Head Of The Charles Regatta Tent
$5,000+: Name a Seat & Dry Bag (2L) with Priority Access to the Head Of The Charles Regatta Tent
$10,000: Name a Single*
$15,000: Name a Double or Pair*
$25,000: Name a Four or Quad*
$50,000: Name an Eight*

*Groups are encouraged to collaborate and raise funds to name a boat.
**Cumulative annual giving will be included for priority access to CRI’s 2023 Head Of The Charles tent; a gift of $1,000 or more today secures priority access for you and a guest.