The Duluth Rowing Club is a non-profit 501(c)3, volunteer-operated organization that relies on community support to continue Duluth’s strong rowing tradition.

Continue the Tradition

Over the years, generous donors have made contributions to support youth programming, club operations, the purchase of new rowing shells and equipment, and the biggest project of all – the construction of the Duluth Rowing Center.

 Sources of Revenue

The DRC’s primary sources of revenue are member fees, learn to row courses, and proceeds from events like the Duluth International Regatta. Youth member fees are intentionally kept affordable to ensure that the Junior Program is accessible to all youth. Youth and adult scholarships are available, and no one is turned away for inability to pay the fee.

To meet its budget, the DRC also conducts fundraising events and has an annual giving campaign. Targeted fundraising is also done for projects, such as new programs and equipment.

Current Fundraising Focus: 2022 Programing and Operations

Donations are being currently sought to off-set 2021 operational costs and prepare for the 2022 season.

The DRC continues to impacted by the pandemic. With extremely limited programming in 2020 and major fundraising events canceled in both 2020 and 2021, the DRC’s revenue was significantly reduced.   Yet, the Rowing Club’s fixed operational and programming expenses have continued even thought the Club has not been able to operate a full capacity since 2019


Funds are needed to cover operational and program costs to start the 2022 season on a strong financial foundation.

Your gift will expand programming to return to per-Covid capacity for the Junior Program, enhance opportunities for adults – especially those new to rowing, and cover other  general Club operations. 

Contributions in any amount are appreciated. 


Make a Donation

Thank you for considering a donation to DRC!

Tax deductible contributions are gratefully accepted online or by mail. Please mail checks to:

Duluth Rowing Club
PO Box 3654
Duluth, MN 55803

If you would like to discuss a gift to the Duluth Rowing Club, please contact Jenny Peterson at

Buy a Commemorative Brick

Thank you for supporting DRC!

You can have your name or that of someone you wish to recognize engraved on a brick that will be permanently placed in the patio area at the Duluth Rowing Center.

The cost is $125, which is a tax-deductible donation. These bricks make great gifts for Junior Rowers and for adults who are past or present rowers.

Thank You to Our Generous Supporters!

View our past fundraising campaigns and the donors who helped us reach our goals.