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Blair Crew Launches First Summer Appeal

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Please donate today to help us capture $10,000 in matching funds. All donations through Labor Day (Sept. 5) will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000. This is the moment to transform Blair Crew for our rowers this year and for years to come. We can only do this with your generous help today.

Through this summer appeal and a year-long campaign, we have set a goal to raise $28,000 for immediate team needs. Funds raised will support 3 full scholarships for students from across Takoma Park and Silver Spring for whom cost of participation is a barrier to entry ($6,500); two sets of oars ($8,500), a launch motor ($3,000), a new men’s 4+ shell ($10,000) and two cox boxes ($1,000).

As one of the inner circle members of the Blair Crew community, we’re asking you to consider a gift of any amount to help us implement our strategy and fulfill the ambitions of a very talented group gearing up for the fall season. If you give now before Labor Day (Sept 5), your gift will be doubled: An anonymous group of board members and parent donors will match all donations dollar for dollar up to 10,000! Your donation before the deadline will ensure that Blair Crew begins the season strong and hopeful, and the impact of your gift is doubled.

If you haven’t visited the Blair Crew or social media channels lately, check them out to see firsthand the kind of enthusiasm we are talking about. Students say they benefit from the mental focus and physical fitness achieved as well as the enjoyment of being outside on the river. Rowing develops leadership and teamwork in high schoolers, and many Blair team members have gone on to row at the collegiate level, sometimes with athletic scholarships. While you’re on the website, you can make your gift via the PayPal link. Please remember to insert your rower’s name in the comment box. If you’d like to mail a check, please make the check payable to Blair Crew, Inc., P. O. Box 7056, Silver Spring, MD 20907. Please consider donating through this Go FundMe. Our Employer Identification Number is: 27-1059034.

Please help us reach our fundraising goal of $28,000!


  • Shan Maitra
    • $100 
    • 2 yrs
  • Ginger Kingston
    • $25 
    • 2 yrs
  • Ronald Hull
    • $50 
    • 2 yrs
  • kerry hopkins
    • $200 
    • 2 yrs
  • Karyn Stenzler
    • $100 
    • 2 yrs


Karyn Stenzler
Silver Spring, MD
Blair Crew
Registered nonprofit
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