September 11, 2023

Endowment Partner Spotlight: Vero Beach Rowing

Vero Beach Rowing has a mission of promoting and teaching the sport of rowing to the community in order to develop physical fitness, personal character, and an ethic of cooperation through competitive and recreational opportunities. The organization provides scholarships to students of low income families who would otherwise be unable to experience the discipline, teamwork and leadership learned through the sport of rowing.

Vero Beach Rowing had a successful summer camp season, with an increased number of camp registrations from the previous year.  Out of the 79 kids who attended camp, 36 received some level of support in the form of abated fees.  The youth rowers won at the State and Regional Regattas and qualified 4 boats for the National Championships, once again held in Sarasota.

Vero Beach Rowing continues to work with a number of agency partners, which now include:

  • Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Homeless Children’s Foundation of Indian River County
  • Gifford Youth Achievement Center 
  • Hibiscus Children's Center
  • Crossover Mission

Vero Beach Rowing is also a part of our Endowment Partners Program (EPP).  The purpose of the EPP is to help local charities plan for their long-term sustainability by growing a permanent endowment fund. During a 12-month program, participants learn about endowments, planned giving, investment management and marketing solutions that inspire loyal donors to make planned gifts from their estates. The program is coordinated by IRCF team member Yamilet Cendejas.

To learn how to give outright contributions today or bequests and other planned gifts for future support, please see “Planned Giving: Leave a Legacy” under our “Giving” section or go to the Vero Beach Rowing website.

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